Two Zips Added to Colorado’s Seven Falls


The Woods Course cruises over pines, creeks, valleys, a natural granite arch, Midnight Falls, and the trails leading to the falls.

New zip lines and ropes courses are coming to places like Colorado Springs, Colo., where one of the oldest attractions in town reopened in August after being closed for nearly two years. Seven Falls shut down in September of 2013 after floods tore through the area. But now, it’s home to a new Soaring Adventure zip line tour.

“Most of the canyon was underwater, it really was just in shambles,” said Cristy Sulewski, director of operations at Broadmoor, which owns the Adventure. She said the Broadmoor invested $12 million in the property, including the zip line tours. Combined, Soaring Adventure consists of 10 zip lines, 300 to 1,800 feet long with moderate hiking and rope bridges between the stations. Each course includes five zip lines that get progressively longer, giving guests time to ease into the experience.

The Broadmoor partnered with Bonsai Designs of Grand Junction, Colo., in designing and building the two zip tours that afford guests an aerial view of Seven Falls Canyon. The Woods Course opened in August, and the Finns Course, which ends with a rappel to the canyon floor, is set to open mid-September.

The Woods Course cruises over pines, creeks, valleys, a natural granite arch, Midnight Falls, and the trails leading to the falls. The Finns Course opens mid-September and soars above the steep drops, unique rock formations and jagged cliffs of Seven Falls Canyon. The Finns Course also features several custom-built suspension bridges and a rappel to the canyon floor at the end.

“We were able to design a tour different from anything in the U.S. We’re zipping from cliff to cliff instead of tree to tree,” said Duane Zobriftm, owner of Broadmoor Outfitters.

The Soaring Adventure park attracts up to 2,500 adventure seekers on the weekends and about 1,000 to 1,500 on weekdays. Prices start at $135 for the Woods Course, $149 for the Finns Course, and $235 for a four-hour adventure on both courses.


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Troy Hawks contributes to Adventure Park Insider, Ski Area Management, and a variety of other publications and websites. He has held editorial positions at business magazines serving outdoor sports and recreation as well as manufacturing and textiles. Most recently he was communications manager for the National Ski Areas Association and editor of the NSAA Journal. He also serves as a communications consultant for several clients. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, he now lives in Denver, Colo.

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