How much hiking is involved in the zip line tours?
Almost none. You cross the bridge, pass, or visit the theater take a short walk uphill. It is a little steep so take your time, or your tights or legs will burn.
Then you weigh in, pay and are strapped in - off you go. $ 50 is way too much for the short ride, but if you really want to try it. Enjoy.
I agree with Dave The Classic course is about quarters of a mile altogether and there is some uphill but it is very easy. Our group age range from age 8 to 70 and we had not problem at all with it.
None. You ride the gondola across the gorge, on the other side you walk up a few steps to where the zip-line is and zip back across the gorge. Very easy!
The Classic course, which I did, involves hiking about three quarters of a mile altogether. Some of it is uphill, but only 250 feet vertical gain. I was told by my guides that the Extreme course was two thirds of a mile with about 600 or so vertical gain.
I think the answers are referring to two different companies/experiences altogether. One is AT the Royal gorge site and the other is a company called Royal Gorge Tours which isn’t far from the landmark. The hiking for Royal gorge Tours is tough if you aren’t physically fit. That part of it kicked my butt, however, it was completely worth it!!!
Lots of inclined hills! If you aren’t fit, it will wear you out! But, worth it 100%!
The extreme course is a moderate hike, but the staff is very encouraging and between every two zip lines is a water station.
It's is a beginners hike. It was easy but definitely a work out.
On the Classic Course, the hiking is about 3/4 of a mile. But you must remember, you are hiking uphill at a higher altitude. I believe at one point my guides stated we were at 6400 feet. If you get out of breath, just let your guide know that you need to rest. Be sure to hydrate prior to the course. Trust me, you will not have to use the restroom because your body will be using up your water. There are 3 water stations during the course, but I took a camel back water canteen in order to stay hydrated. HYDRATION IS THE KEY!
The guides are great about taking care of their clients. I am 57 years old and I would definitely do the Classic Course again.
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