Soaring® Tree Top Adventure

Available May 17 – October 19, 2014


Available May 17 – October 19, 2014


Soaring® Tree Top Adventures is an all-day ecological thrill adventure for all ages. Opened to the public in 2004, Soaring® is the first of its kind and scale in the U.S.

Soaring® Tree Top Adventures, the largest, safest zip line tour available anywhere, has gotten larger.  Soaring® has opened its longest zipline span through mountainside and over the Animas River. It is the fastest and most thrilling Soaring® run yet. The 1,400 foot span has allowed Soaring® to re-design the course to add two additional spans across the river, making a total of 10 river crossings in the zipline course. Two spans are over 600 feet, traveling side-by-side, and allowing guests to race as they travel through spectacular old growth forest.

Guests ages 4-94 traverse across cables that make them feel like they are gliding through the air like birds from tree to tree, on a network of lacy stainless steel platforms nestled high in the Ponderosa canopy. Gliding through aspen forests and mountain glens, over the crisp, frothy waters of the Animas River, while traversing over a mile and a half of cable through spectacular scenery, Soaring® provides a day of adventure long remembered.

Soaring® Canopy Tour’s amazing zip line attraction is remotely located on 180 private acres surrounded by the San Juan Mountains of Durango, Colorado, and is accessible by the Durango & Silverton Railroad. 

The course, with spans ranging from 56-1,400 feet, is designed for excitement that is safe and accessible to most ages, with the help of friendly Sky Rangers (guides). Soaring®’s patented system is completely non-invasive to the old-growth Ponderosa pines it uses to hold the lacey stainless steel platforms to the trees, without a single bolt, nail or screw penetrating the trees.

Soaring® holds a second patent: a unique, non-braking system using a formula that takes the braking issue out of the equation for guests. Guests do not need to use a glove to slow themselves as they arrive to each platform perfectly. With the aid of Sky Rangers handling all of the guest equipment, guests ages 5-91 have been able to experience the Soaring® adventure.Soaring

Soaring® Tree Top Adventures has been rated the #1 Attraction in the United States, Colorado and Durango on, a consumer website for posting unbiased reviews of places visited.

Because Soaring® Tree Top Adventures is accessible only by train (there is no road access) the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will transport you to this memorable adventure. Visitors from all over the world come to Durango to ride this historic steam train, so you will be enjoying two vacation highlights on the same day. Soaring® guests travel in their own private First-class train cars to and from the zipline. A Soaring® train attendant greets guests at Tall Timbers “Legend”, “Legacy” or the brand-new glass-roofed “Knight Sky” car, where “ticketless travel” and open car seating await. Boarding is available at the downtown Durango train depot or at the Rockwood station. 

In 2010, Soaring expanded its Ecological Tour segment of the guest experience. Ecology specialists, or Eco Rangers, provide information in a real-time, teachable-moments setting, sharing with guests a wealth of knowledge about the unique, old-growth Ponderosa forest where Soaring® resides.

Spring trainAll-inclusive package: $459* per person
*includes 7% Historic Preservation Fee on train portion of package.
Package includes the 5½ hour zipline adventure, all required equipment, expert Sky Ranger guides, Eco Tour specialists, a four-course gourmet lunch served in the trees and round-trip train transportation in one of Soaring’s First-class train cars, the “Knig
Soaringht Sky”, the “Legend” or the “Legacy”.

May 17 through October 8: Depart Durango on 8:00am train (or board train in Rockwood at 9:10am.)
Arrive back in Durango at 5:15pm (Rockwood arrival 4:05pm).
October 9 through 19: Depart Durango on 8:45am train (or board train in Rockwood at 9:55am.)
Arrive back in Durango at 6:00pm (Rockwood arrival 4:50pm).

Note: Minimum weight is 50 lbs; maximum weight is 265 lbs. We recommend wearing long pants and dressing in layers appropriate for mountain weather. Close-toed and close-backed shoes are required (no flip-flops or sandals).

Advance reservations required. Availability is limited.

To book this package call our Reservation Office at 888-872-4607.