We had a fantastic day at the Bootleg Canyon Ziplines which was quite the outdoor adventure we had been looking for. The tour took about two and half hours and combined hiking in the mountains, ziplining and just relaxing while taking in the beautiful views surrounding the area. We highly recommend this zipline tour for families with kids (75+ lbs) that are looking to get out of Las Vegas for the day and have an fun adventure.
Bootleg Canyon Zipline Video
Here is the GoPro video of zipline run #3 which is a long run that was fast to start and then inclined toward the end and didn’t require any braking. To get a better sense of what it’s like to ride the zipline, change the video setting to one of the High Definition versions and view it full screen.
Bootleg Canyon Zipline Pictures
Since we needed our hands to hold on to our harness or to apply the brakes, we had our camera zipped up in our harness. Below are some zipline video screen grabs or pre/post zipline pictures of the zipline runs. If you have a GoPro camera, Flightlinez offers helmets that the camera can be attached to.
A view from the launch platform of our first zipline run. It took us a minute to see where we were going to land as the landing platform was so tiny from our view on top of the mountain. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
Heading down the first zipline run was very thrilling, but being the first run you also have that nervous energy. Once we landed after this first run, all the nervousness was gone for the other zip line runs. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
Here we are launching from the second Bootleg Canyon zipline run. This run zipped over the canyon which overlooks Boulder City and was a fast and fun ride. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
Midway through the second run and we were soaring fast down the zipline. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
This was my point of view on the third zipline run of the day. This zipline was the longest run of the day and started out fast but the climb back up to the landing platform slowed us down enough to not use our brakes. Nothing to do on this run but sit back and enjoy. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
A view of the last zipline run for the day. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
Bootleg Canyon Zipline Run #4 is the shortest of all of the runs, but this short zip line ride is all speed. The run is so fast that you brake a bit after the halfway point in order to slow down for the landing platform. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon Zipline Tour Guides
Our zipline tour guides were very friendly, funny, professional and most importantly, completely safety-conscious. There are four guides that accompany you on your tour; two guides zipline down before you and then give you signals (with flags) for your run while two guides stay up top and get you safely strapped in and then launch you down the ziplines. Below are some pictures of our zipline tour guides hard at work – and play as they do get paid to zipline!
Our guides getting everything ready for our first zipline run of the day. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The first two guides getting ready to zipline down before us. These are the guides that will signal us with flags so we know when to brake and when to position ourselves for the “landing” at the bottom platform. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The tour guides ziplining down after having finished launching us down the run. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
Two riders exiting the run while the landing platform staff prepares the lines for the next zipline run. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
Our guides preparing the landing platform for the next tour group that ziplines down. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
Getting strapped in and ready for their zip line down the mountain. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
Bootleg Canyon Pictures
Bootleg Canyon is a really wonderful area that provides fantastic views, great hiking and cross-country biking trails and of course the ziplines. Here are a few pictures in and around the Boulder City mountains.
From the top of the mountain, we get a great view of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
A nice view of Lake Mead surrounded by the Nevada desert and mountains. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
A panoramic view from one of our landing spots and the stairs to our next launch platform. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The view of our previous landing after the hike up the mountain stairs to our new launch area. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The zipline has the following restrictions: Weight needs to be between 75 – 250 lbs for safety reasons and tennis shoes are required. Visit the Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon Website for more information on this activity.
We were provided media passes to Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon zipline for the purpose of reviewing it on our blog. Regardless, we would only recommend places, activities or services that we would use/visit personally and that we believe will be good for our readers.
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