The Canopy Zipline Course
3-hour tour: $149 per person. Ages 10-14: $119 per person.
Adventure education — a thrilling way to experience the beauty of Talkeetna’s boreal forest!
Your Denali zipline tour begins at our DZT Operations Base and Welcome Center, where guides will fit tour group members with their personal safety equipment and run them through a “Ground School”. A short hike will then lead the group to the course entrance, where you will climb a staircase up to the first zip line launch platform. The first two zip line segments are shorter in length and head back down and over the entrance approach trail in a southeasterly direction. Segment 1 will be about 40 feet long, segment 2 about 150 feet long. Height to ground at the third platform will be about 60 feet. Another 150-foot zipline segment takes riders eastward, at which point the course takes a sharp turn north across a ravine and comes to a platform landing above a knoll just below the high point of the northernmost ridge line on the site. This fourth segment will be just under 400 feet long. The fifth zipline segment will move up through the forest in a northeasterly direction, spanning about 360 feet and ending near the top of the ridge in a stand of three Alaska birch trees. A suspension bridge running from this stand of birches up to the top of the ridge will bring into view the dramatic vistas of the Alaska Range, the foot of the Ruth Glacier, and the braided Chulitna River valley. From the exit platform it will be possible to view a boreal pond at the base of the ridge 150 feet below. Two other suspension bridges traverse the ridgeline keeping the view of the Alaska Range offering ample opportunity for photographs. We now make our descent of the ridge by three more zig-zagging ziplines down the side of the ridge. Each platform will offer ever changing views of the mountain vistas becoming more and more intimate with the pond below. The final and longest zipline of the tour will span close to seven hundred feet with most of the ride suspended 15 to 30 feet; over the pond, landing on the final platform six feet off the ground, affording an easy stair exit and a short walk to the pickup destination.
The Denali zipline canopy course is conveniently located only 3 miles from downtown Talkeetna. DZT provides transportation of clients to and from the course originating at our downtown office on Main Street. This central location will serve as our front office for check-in services, sales, and as a pickup and drop off point. We offer 4 to 6 tours per day with a maximum of 8 guests per 2 guides. The number of participants for any time slot could be increased up to 16 by sending two groups of 8, fifteen minutes apart. The tour happens rain or shine. High winds would be the only reason for cancellation. DZT is insured by Hibbs Hallmark & Company the leading insurer of Zipline/Canopy tours.
Canopy Zipline Course Requirements
Participants must weigh at least 90 pounds and not more than 270 pounds. Please wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing that protects you from rubbing that may be caused by the seat and chest harnesses. Alaska’s weather can change quickly, so the best advice we can give you is to dress in layers. Cameras are welcome on the tour, however you are responsible for transport, damage or loss of your own photo or video equipment. You may not participate in the canopy tour if you are or think you may be pregnant, or if you are under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or legal drugs that impair you in any way.
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Did you know?
Talkeetna sits at the base of Mt McKinley, only 60 miles away as the raven flies. You can enjoy these stunning views while you zip our canopy tour.