The attraction is set up with two sets of quad zip lines, allowing up to four people to experience the thrill at the same time. Once tethered, adventurers whiz about 45 miles per hour at more than 1,000 feet above the canyon. There are two separate runs, one about 1,100 feet in length and the other a steeper 2,100-foot descent.
Candida Hunter, chairwoman of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation Board of Directors, explained in a statement, “We’re taking the West Rim to a new level of excitement. The zip line at Grand Canyon West gives our guests a unique adrenaline surge that will be one of the longest and most exciting zip lines found anywhere in the world.”
The attraction’s website says those who take the ride on the 3,500 feet of zipline they have over set up over two separate runs will approach speeds of up to 50 mph.
The first of the two lines measures about 1,100 feet in length. The second line, set at a steeper grade, propels guests on the 2,100-foot-long downhill adventure of a lifetime, complete with views of nearby Quartermaster Canyon and rushing scenery above and below.
Here’s a look at the terrifying zip-line in action…
And if that STILL isn’t enough of a thrill, you’re in luck, you psycho, because the world-famous Grand Canyon Skywalk (a glass-bottomed bridge 4,000 feet above the Canyon) is only about a mile away from the zip-line.
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