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Safety & Guest Recommendations

A train works its way around the mountains.

Safety & Engineering

Soaring® Tree Top Adventures first priority is to guest safety. Soaring has built backups into every aspect of its zip line course, as well as backups on every piece of equipment. Every detail has been planned out to ensure that your day is completely safe and worry free. Cables and connectors have been through rigorous engineering stress tests, and only top-of-the-line Petzl climbing equipment is used. The course and equipment are thoroughly inspected daily. Guests are attached to the zipline cables and/or a safety cable the entire time they are in the trees and do not get unattached from these lines until they return to the ground.

Safety Harnesses

The Petzl Company, world-famous maker of the finest climbing and rescue gear, specifically designed the harnesses, Trac pulleys, hardware, carabiners, clamps, and straps used by guests, Sky Rangers and Eco Rangers of Soaring Tree Top Adventures.


All structures and platforms for Soaring Tree Top Adventures were fabricated at Holt Sheet Metal Inc. Every component is high-strength stainless steel, down to every last bolt and decorative trim. HSMI is a second generation family business in Durango, Colorado, which has built an international reputation for quality and innovation since it opened in 1965.  Each platform constructed for Soaring’s zip line course has been manufactured for the specific measurements of the tree it is suspended in.

What to Wear and Bring


Sturdy closed top shoes, such as sneakers or hiking boots are REQUIRED to zip line. Shoes with open toes, tops, sides, or heels are not permitted.

Recommended Items

Our recommended weight range for Soaring guests is 50-265 lbs.

Long pants, jeans, or capris are recommended over shorts, though knee-length shorts are OK – it’s a matter of comfort.

A shirt with a collar, as the harness straps sit close to your neckline and can rub. Some notice it, others don’t.

Long hair should be worn in a ponytail. No dangle earrings.

A rain jacket with hood, as Soaring runs rain or shine (if you forget, Soaring does have several rain jackets which guests may use free of charge).

Cameras are welcome, but for the best zipline experience, bring a camera small enough to fit into a pocket and that has a wrist-strap.  If your phone is your camera, please have a secure, zipper pocket to keep it safe.

Note: Soaring is at a higher altitude than Durango and is typically 5-10 degrees cooler. Layered clothing is suggested.

For Your Information

Smoking, vapor cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia is not permitted at Soaring Tree Top Adventures. Alcohol use prior to arrival and during zip lining is not allowed. Marijuana and illegal drug use is strictly prohibited.

Cell phones being used for conversations is not allowed in the trees. We ask that you either leave them home or in your locker, or silence smart phones if using them as your cameras.

Free, lockable lockers are available for your use.

Health concerns should be made known to Soaring prior to arrival. Pregnant women may not participate in our zip line.

Children must be able to operate independent of their parents on the zip line course.

Soaring has a gift shop with several items available for purchase.

5-Star Soaring Experience

Shortened Soaring Day Special

You asked! We listened! September 22nd-October 10th we are offering, for the first time, a shortened Soaring day with nothing left out! Enjoy a beautiful train ride up to our property on the Historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad before a day of Soaring on our 27 Zip Line Spans! You will be served a four course lunch at the end of the day before getting back on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to Rockwood!

The D&S NGRR leaves Rockwood station at 9:00 am, arriving at our property by 9:45 am. The train departs from our property at 1:30 pm getting our guests back to Rockwood by approximately 2:00 pm. Soaring guests have access to Soaring Tree Top Adventures own private parking lot.

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Durango Zip Line Reviews

We have zip lined in various places but never experienced a more professional staff, and well structured course — one line is 1400 ft over the Animas River. The young people are so polite and safety oriented. Soaring in trees surrounded by national forest is a must do for all ages. The gourmet lunch is absolutely delicious!
With the Coronavirus impacting all of us to one degree or another, a chance to enjoy clean fresh air in a majestic forest setting is wonderful.”

jjohn4236  |   Steamboat Springs, CO
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