Experience the country’s most famous natural attraction in an all-new, thrilling way.
Visitors to the Grand Canyon can now zip line over Grand Canyon West and see the natural wonder from a bird’s eye view. While visitors are zipping across, they will also be able to spot the nearby Quartermaster Canyon.
The attraction is set up with two sets of quad zip lines, allowing up to four people to experience the thrill at the same time. Once tethered, adventurers whiz about 45 miles per hour at more than 1,000 feet above the canyon. There are two separate runs, one about 1,100 feet in length and the other a steeper 2,100-foot descent.
The Grand Canyon Resort Corporation launched the zip line experience on Jan. 2 at the Hualapai Ranch. The corporation estimates that it will be able to accommodate 350,000 people every year.
“We’re taking the West Rim to a new level of excitement,” Candida Hunter, chairwoman of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation Board of Directors, said in a statement. “The zip line at Grand Canyon West gives our guests a unique adrenaline surge that will be one of the longest and most exciting zip lines found anywhere in the world.”
Travelers can experience the zip line at Grand Canyon West from $89 per person.
Those who need to pump more adrenaline can also run across the nearby Skywalk, a U-shaped, glass-bottom bridge that juts out over the rim of the canyon.