Bootleg Canyon Zipline Just Outside of Las Vegas
A short 30 minute drive from Las Vegas in the red mountains of Boulder City is a wonderful outdoor adventure waiting for you and your family. Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon offers thrill seekers four separate zipline runs that soar over 1.5 miles of the Mojave Desert.
After having ziplined over the beautiful tropical waters of El Garrafon in Cancun and ziplining over Downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont Street on Slotzilla, we were eager to experience flying high above the Nevada desert mountains.
Once we arrived at the Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon office and checked in for our tour, our group was brought back into their zipline flight school. We were then introduced to our four tour guides, fitted for our zipline gear and went through a live (no lame videos here) safety class. Our guides were personable, funny and very informative which put us all at ease prior to heading up the mountain.
Ride and Hike to the Bootleg Canyon Ziplines
Our tour group then boarded our Flightlinez bus and took a scenic drive through the canyon road to the top of the mountain. As we exited the bus, we were greeted with a wonderful view of the Nevada desert and the Las Vegas Strip way off in the distance.
After a few minutes taking in the views and having the tour guides snap a couple pictures of us, our group grabbed our belongings and strapped our zipline trolleys over our shoulders to get ready for our hike to the first zipline launch platform. Our guides did offer to carry our trolleys for us, which we declined, but that we do recommend for the younger guests going on the hike.
Fast and Fun on the Bootleg Canyon Ziplines
After a nice and hearty 15 minute hike through the canyon, we arrived at the first of the four zipline runs. The tour guides grabbed our trolleys from us, told us to relax and started to set up the zipline run. The first to go down the ziplines are the two guides that will be giving us breaking instructions, via flags, as we approach the landing platform. Once they are on the landing, the two remaining guides ready the ziplines for our ride down the mountain.
Now it’s our turn. We step onto the launch platform that overlooks the canyon, up onto a step to get us clipped onto our trolley, sit back into our harness and wait to be launched down the zipline. I am sure everyone will have different emotions as they await their launch, but my excitement and anticipation for the ride down was balanced out with peacefulness for the views and the quietness of the mountains.
Once everything is all set with the ziplines and the guides on the landing, your “launch” guide gets behind you, asks you if you are ready to go and then launches you down the zipline combined with a “See Ya” farewell. All of the four ziplines get up to speed very quickly and that combined with the mountain views and zipline heights gives you an exhilarating adrenaline rush. The full body zipline harnesses do make you feel safe and comfortable so you enjoy your ride down the mountain.
Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon Video
Here is the GoPro video view of two of our exciting rides down the Bootleg Canyon zipline runs. To get a better sense of what it is like to ride the mountain ziplines, change the video setting to the 1080p HD version, view it full screen and turn up the volume.
Bootleg Canyon Zipline Photo & Video Gallery (18 Images)
Our entire zipline experience took around three hours and we enjoyed all of it from the ride up the mountain, the hikes through the hills, the beautiful views and the thrilling zipline runs. Another family bucket list adventure completed and one that you should add to yours.
Why We Recommend Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon For Families
- Fast and Exciting Ziplines
- Thrilling Outdoor Adventure
- Short Hikes in Bootleg Canyon
- Beautiful Views
- Four Different Zipline Runs
- Fun and Professional Staff
- Close to Las Vegas
Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon Links & Information
The zipline has the following restrictions: Weight needs to be between 75 – 250 lbs for safety reasons and tennis shoes are required.
- Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon Website
- (702) 293-6885
There are plenty of other fun things to do with kids in Las Vegas. See our list of family friendly activities that you and the kids will enjoy together.
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.