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You Can Now Soar 300 Metres Above the Grand Canyon Via Zipline

Reach speeds of up to 80 kilometres per hour over the iconic American rock formation.
By Sarah Ward
January 13, 2018
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You Can Now Soar 300 Metres Above the Grand Canyon Via Zipline

Reach speeds of up to 80 kilometres per hour over the iconic American rock formation.
By Sarah Ward
January 13, 2018
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We can't yet zipline around the entire world, though it does sound like something Elon Musk might dream up. We can, however, come up with an increasingly impressive holiday itinerary by touring the globe's scenic zipline spots. From this week, the Grand Canyon joins the list.

Zooming along tightly stretched cables is already a reality at the world's longest zipline opening at Jebel Jais in the United Arab Emirates and across Dubai's skylineLondon recently had one, currently letting locals and visitors fly across the city, as did Sydney did, stretching between two skyscrapers 75 metres above Circular Quay. Seeing the Grand Canyon from such lofty heights is now on offer at Grand Canyon West, at the Hualapai Ranch in Arizona, reaching 300 metres above the floor of the rock formation.

Capable of accommodating 350,000 visitors each year, two ziplines have been strung across the natural wonder, one measuring 335 metres and the other spanning 640 metres while traversing a steeper run. Each consists of four steel cables running side-by-side, which means that groups can enjoy the experience together. Riders will reach speeds of up to 80 kilometres per hour.

For those planning a high-adrenaline sight-seeing stint as part of their next US trip, tickets cost AU$115, with the zipline operating from Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.  The ziplines join the resort's helicopter tours and 1.2-kilometre-high skywalk among its sky-high attractions.

Via PR Newswire

Published on January 13, 2018 by Sarah Ward

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