We just got home from our trip to Las Vegas and had a blast discovering Nevada for my 30th birthday. One thing I've always wanted to do is to go zip lining and we were given the awesome opportunity to do this while in Vegas with Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon!
About Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon
Are you looking for something different and fun to do off of the Las Vegas Strip? Do you crave exciting outdoor adventures? Do you seek thrills everywhere you go? Well, we’ve got what you’re looking for at Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon! With over 1.5 miles of zip line over the course of four separate runs, get ready to experience the rush!
Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon is located on the Red Mountains in Boulder City. 30 mins. outside of Las Vegas. Discover breathtaking views of Las Vegas, Lake Mead, and the Eldorado Valley, while our eco-tourism guides take you on an interpretive journey over the desert ecosystem. 4 separate runs carrying you over 1.5 miles of the Mojave Desert floor at speeds up to 60 mph. Featured on the Travel Channel with Bert the Conqueror, Fantasy Factory and MTV among others. You don't want to miss this amazing experience. Complimentary transportation available from the LV Strip. Office is open daily from 8am-5pm.
Our day started out with picking up our rental car from the Las Vegas Strip. This was optional as Flightlinez offers a free shuttle from the strip with a booked tour. We chose to get a rental because we wanted to explore more sights like the Hoover Dam while in Boulder City. We arrived at the office which is about 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip and checked in for our tour. Before we loaded on the bus, we learned all of the safety features and got in our gear!
[caption id="attachment_18950" align="aligncenter" width="2592"] Our crew for the tour including flight instructors and 9 zip liners![/caption]
The bus ride to the canyons was so fun as the tour guides were hilarious with all kinds of jokes and random history about the area. They were sure to point out some places that are great to take photos, take a group photo and give us as much water as we needed/wanted. Although I was nervous about zip lining, the team of flight instructors helped me relax. When we got to the bus drop off, we had to carry some more gear up the mountain. However, the team was able to help if we couldn't carry it. Further, we stopped along the way to take water breaks.
[caption id="attachment_18951" align="aligncenter" width="2320"] Before the first zip line![/caption]
The day we went zip lining was HOT, like 118°...... so we were sure to drink a lot of water. Oh and wear sunscreen, lots of it. We finally reached the top and the 2 flight instructors who would be at the landing deck went down the zip line first. Then, the first few people that were going to go down were loaded into the harnesses. The flight instructors were sure to go over safety and some tips before they let you go. Then, woohoo..... we were let go and then watched for the flags at the bottom of the zip line for instructions on braking! Phew! What a thrill......
[caption id="attachment_18953" align="aligncenter" width="2083"] Woohoo, we finished the first one!![/caption]
There are a total of four zip lines on this tour and you do get a break in between. Some of the zip lines are close together and others are a little bit of a walk. No matter what, you are required to wear tennis shoes and be comfortable with walking uphill and upstairs for this activity. The great thing, though, is that the tour guides are there to help you and don't rush you in any way.
[caption id="attachment_18954" align="aligncenter" width="2320"] Flightlinez Flight Instructors - Matthew, Kenna, John and Tore along with the General Manager Brina and Garrett & I.[/caption]
You can receive $10 off any Full Price Ticket to Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Must be mentioned when booking. No Cash Value. CODE: USFAMGD.
[caption id="attachment_18955" align="aligncenter" width="3024"] What a view from the top!!![/caption]