Ski resorts have been getting more creative in drawing summertime visitors once the snow is gone, with some offering mountain biking, chairlift rides, bungee jumping, and more to their guests. But some places have gone even further in their quest for entertaining visitors, such as Angel Fire Resort, which is now offering adrenalin adventures on the highest zipline in the U.S.
This month saw the launch of the Angel Fire Zipline Adventure Tour, which is the first (and only) one of its kind in the entire state of New Mexico. Riders start off at 10,600 feet above sea level near the resort’s Summit Haus restaurant with a brief zipline school explaining the equipment and safety precautions, and then they’re off on a 3 hour zipline tour of some of the incredible scenery of northern New Mexico, as seen from above treeline.
One of the lengths of the tour is a 1600′ long dual zipline (two lines strung side-by-side, so riders can either accompany each other or race to the bottom), and in between tour segments are a series of short scenic hikes so you can see the mountain environment at ground level as well as from above.
[h/t to UrbanDaddy]