Alaska Zipline Tours
Harness up, take a deep breath, and feel the air rush past as you speed down a zipline at speeds up to 60 m.p.h., all with a spectacular view. This is the thrill of ziplining, a sport that has become hugely popular around the world. And doing it in Alaska is extra special, due to jaw-dropping mountain peaks and rugged landscape that make up the background.
It’s an easy and super-safe activity—expert guides will get you harnessed up and make sure you’re safely hooked to the lines. Some ziplines even have an automatic braking system, so you don’t have to worry about slowing yourself down. But if the zipline has a manual braking system, your guides will walk you through that as well.
And most everyone can do it, though there are usually some stipulations, like a minimum age of 7 or 8 years old, as well as a minimum and maximum weight. And it’s probably not the best option for pregnant women or people with neck or back pain, as some ziplines have abrupt stops.
What about if you have a fear of heights? Well, that’s part of the excitement. And once you start zipping, that little bit of fear will fly right away, and you’ll be focused on the scenery as you howl with excited laughter.
Wear whatever you like, though you will need to have close-toed shoes. Harnesses and helmets will be provided. And if you want a visual souvenir of your adventure, forget using a camera or phone (if you drop it, it’s gone!)—instead, attach a GoPro. And some ziplines will also take photos or videos of you as you fly by.
So get ready for a speedy, fun adventure—ziplining, Alaska-style!
Denali National Park View All
Go on the typical zipline and you get a lovely ride under a canopy of trees. But with this unique zipline tour — the only one in the Denali National Park area— you ride above the tree line, so that you can take in sweeping, 360-degree views of miles around, including the tundra and the Alaska Range.
Juneau View All
Take time to enjoy the upper canopy of the Tongass National Forest on a zipline tour that offers the excitement of flying through old-growth forest, walking across a sky-bridge, and a tea break to soak up the moment. Glide across 7 zips on this course located in the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Douglas Island and finish up your tour with some axe throwing. It’s a blast for the whole family!
Skagway View All
Rock Climbing, Rappelling & Ziplining
Seward View All
Bald eagles are known to nest in this wooded spot near Resurrection Bay — and when you sign up for a tour with Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures, you’ll get to soar just like these iconic birds. This three-hour tour — the only canopy tour on the Kenai Peninsula — combines ziplines, rappels and sky bridges, with panoramic views of Mount Marathon, Resurrection Peaks and all the gorgeous scenery around you. It’s easy, and undeniably thrilling.
Glacier View View All
Nothing gets your heart pounding like zooming high above a glacially carved valley. The Nitro and G2 are two of the longest zips in Alaska, and the G2 is the fastest in the state. You’ll get the most amazing minute or so of sight-seeing you’ve ever had, gliding up to a half mile near the Matanuska River, and into the forested area around Matanuska Glacier.
Ketchikan View All
Fly through the upper stories of a temperate rainforest in this thrilling zipline adventure. Two exciting courses, each with 8 zips, are located within the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary – home to spawning salmon, bald eagles, and black bear! Whether you’re a newbie or an old hand, this is the ultimate location for a zipping good time.
Talkeetna View All
Combine great views of the Alaska Range and Denali with the thrill of ziplining. Set in the forested ridges above the Talkeetna River Valley, this is the farthest-north canopy tour in North America. On these nine ziplines and three suspension bridges, you can get up close to the birch, cottonwood, and spruce trees of the boreal forest — it’s earth’s largest ecosystem and a critical nesting habitat for migrating songbirds.