While soaring vistas, panoramic landscapes and crisp, clean air are probably the last things to spring to mind when you think about the desert city, there is a place that embodies the daredevil spirit that makes Las Vegas such a fun destination right out in the middle of the Nevada desert.
Leaving the casinos, clubs and chaos behind for an hour or two and head out to Red Mountain, in Bootleg Canyon Park. The trip is around a thirty minute drive from the Strip on US 93/95 towards Boulder City, long enough for the landscape to change dramatically. Leaving the glitz, glamour and bright lights of Vegas behind, the desert takes over the closer you to get Bootleg Canyon. The raw desert scenery alone makes a morning or afternoon out of town worthwhile but it gets even better when viewed from above.
While Las Vegas attractions are no stranger to daredevil temptations – think Insanity the ride at the Stratosphere Tower Hotel and Casino – few can offer the same adrenaline rush as Flightlines, the first ever ZipLine adventure in Nevada.
It may not be something you’d list as a hobby on your Facebook profile just yet, but ziplining is becoming more and more popular with celebrities including Brad Pitt and George Clooney professing their love for the activity. It’s also expected to be the next fitness craze with keep fit fanatics desperate to escape the tedium of the gym also recognizing the possibility of an upper body workout with a difference.
It goes without saying that ziplining is perfect for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies as well as those celebrating a hen do or stag do in Vegas. But, what’s unique about Flightlines is that the experience is suitable for all the family.
Suspended from a cable in an amped up para sailing harness amidst one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world, ziplining is perhaps one of the most unique ways to experience the non-commercial side of Las Vegas and its gorgeous surroundings. BC Flightlines offer the only aerial trails system in the state of Nevada, giving undisputed, breath-taking views of Las Vegas, Lake Mead and the Eldorado Valley.
Depending on the type of thrill-seeker you might be, there are a range of multi-run and multi-line series that range in length from 1150 to 2550 feet. Forget expensive helicopter rides, excessively long hikes or tiring bike rides – ziplining really is a fun and completely different way of experiencing the desert and surrounding ecosystem from the top of Red Mountain. All at 50 miles per hour.
BC Flightlines offers a range of experiences from 7am to 4pm and complimentary collections from the Excalibur hotel. With tours starting in the early morning, a zipline adventure makes for a great romantic surprise or a day out with a difference for kids starting to fatigue from too many days spent by the pool.
To book a Flightlines ziplining experience, visit the attractions tab of Pocket Vegas Visitor Map and Guide online at http://pocketvegasdeals.com