Zipline Tours In Idaho

By Wolfe Ashcraft

Zipline Idaho — It’s All The Same Until You Zipline Tamarack

If you’re looking for some fun — you should zipline Idaho. Strapping into a zipline harness on a platform surrounded by treetops is always an adventure — a surefire way to get the adrenaline pumping. For many, ziplining is an excellent way to experience various landscapes and one of the best ways to appreciate the beauty and splendor of Tamarack, a family friendly resort located in the West Mountains near Donnelly, Idaho.

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Tamarack Rafting — Get The Most Out Of Your Whitewater Experience

Tamarack Resort, located two hours north of Boise, Idaho, is a destination for every season. The crew at Tamarack excel in all things adventure, and this is definitely the case with regards to white water rafting. Their highly trained guides, top-of-the-line equipment, and extensive knowledge of the North Fork of the Payette River make them the logical choice for a whitewater excursion.

A River Trip Is About More Than Big Water And The Right Gear — Guides Matter

At Tamarack Rafting, we do more than make sure guests are outfitted with quality safety gear and the most reliable rafts — we want you to get the most out of your day trip on the Payette River. This is why we also make sure you’re in the best of hands. Our highly trained and experienced guides educate guests about gear, rafting techniques, and the river and nearby countryside. Listen as they share interesting facts and stories about the history and ecology of the Payette River and surrounding areas.

The Tamarack Zipline Canopy Tour

Tamarack, Idaho’s newest all-season resort, is an adventure-filled destination with something for everyone. In addition to great ski runs and a spectacular mountain bike park, Tamarack is home to one of Idaho’s best zipline attractions. There is nothing like the Tamarack Zipline Canopy Tour. Fuel your drive for adventure by ziplining through the trees, high above the forest floor, with unmatched views of the mountain terrain. Take in the rush as you zoom over alpine meadows, creeks, and canyons below. With 3500 feet of ziplining from 8 platforms, 2 suspension bridges, and a 105’ treehouse, this is an experience you won’t forget.

Idaho’s #1 Zipline

The Zipline Canopy Tour at Tamarack has been voted the best in the state for a reason. Beginning 1,800 feet above the valley floor of the resort, this tour offers patrons hours of fun-filled adventure. Open daily starting in early June, our zipline experience provides you with unparalleled views of vast mountain terrain. Gliding along in a harness suspended from a cable line gives you a bird’s eye view of everything for miles. Definitely one of the best ways to take in the peaks that surround Idaho’s beautiful Lake Cascade and a highlight for many visitors’ summer season.

The Tamarack Zipline Canopy Tour Details:

When you consider all that this zipline tour has to offer, it’s a big bang for your buck. Here are a few details regarding Tamarack’s Zipline Canopy Tour:

  • Tours are available daily
  • Zipline tour includes
    • 8 ziplines (3500’ of ziplining fun)
    • 2 suspension bridges
    • A 105’ treehouse
  • Morning tours begin at 9 am and 10 am
  • Afternoon tours begin at 1 pm and 2 pm
  • Tour price is $109 per person per tour
  • Groups of 6 or more save 20%
  • Reservations are available but recommend booking at least 7 days in advance

More Than Your Average Zipline

While ziplining is always a fun way to take in mountain views, our zipline tour is so much more than flying along on cables suspended high in the air. Every tour includes knowledgeable guides — experts concerning the gear you’ll use and so much more. Throughout your tour, guides will educate you on your harness, safely secure you to each line, and share insightful information about the ecology and history of the area. As the guides narrate your experience, you will learn about native plants and animals and significant events important to the West Mountains.

However, before you book, let’s make sure you understand what you’re signing up for.

The Play By Play Of The Zipline Canopy Tour

With a zipline experience like this, people are often unsure or nervous about what to expect, especially first timers. There are many questions we get asked regarding equipment, fitness level, and more. But before we get to those details, let’s give you a taste of what each zipline looks like:

Zip 1: Located just below the top of Tamarack Express, your first zip 30 feet off the ground and is approximately 400 feet long. From here, you will experience incredible views of the entire valley.

Zip 2: Hike one hundred yards downhill from the end of the first zipline, and you’ll be at the second zipline. From twenty feet in the air, you’ll travel 150 feet over a creek.

Zip 3: From the end of the second zipline, you’ll hike a third of a mile to zipline 3. Get ready for a rush as this one is 800 feet long and 50 feet above the ground. You’ll start and land on an elevated tree platform.

Zip 4: After zip 3, you will be lowered to the ground by auto-belay and hike two hundred yards down a logging road to zipline 4. Get ready for a jolt of adrenaline. You’ll take off from the north side of Upper Serenity Canyon and travel 1000 feet. At the highest point, this zipline is 175 feet above the ground. The views from here are unmatched.

Zip 5: Located 100 feet downhill from zip 4, with a length of just over 600 feet, this one will satisfy the thrill-seekers. Your destination is a giant Ponderosa Pine with a specially designed deck 100 feet up the tree. This view is more than worth the trip.

Zip 6: Leaving from the same tree, you’ll travel 450 feet back to Serenity Canyon. This is a leap of faith as you start 100 feet high and have an unobstructed view of the ground. If the jump doesn’t take your breath away, the views will.

Zip 7: Head 100 feet across Serenity ski run to the seventh line. The fastest zip-line, this one starts on a downward sloping ramp. Get ready for 770 feet of speed as you hang 50 feet in the air. Your landing is a wood ramp at Stage Fright mountain bike trail.

Zip 8: Hike a quarter mile down the north fork of Rock Creek to your last zipline. Here you will take a 30-foot suspension bridge to an elevated start in a large Spruce tree. Zip 580 feet down the center of Rock Creek to a large pine tree 40 feet up. To finish your adventure, you’ll take a 50-foot suspension bridge back to the ground.

Now that you have a good idea of what to expect on each zipline, let’s make sure all those questions you have rolling around in your head get answered. Here are answers to our most frequently asked zipline questions:

  • No experience necessary – Guides will provide you with an orientation and lead you through each section of zipline.
  • Hours of fun – How long the Zipline Canopy Tour takes depends on group size. For groups of two, the tour takes a couple of hours. For a group of eight, plan on four hours.
  • Get ready to hike – Guests should be able to hike 1 mile downhill between zipline platforms.
  • No equipment necessary – Please do not bring your own zipline gear.
  • No sandals or flip-flops – Closed-toed shoes are required.
  • Tour size – Each tour accommodates a maximum of 8 people.
  • What to bring – Closed-toed shoes like hiking shoes are required, and you may want to bring extra water, especially if you are part of a larger group.
  • Tipping – If you feel the guides took good care of you, a 10% tip is appreciated.
  • Discounts – With groups of 6 or more, there is a 20% discount. Sorry, no discounts for season pass holders.
  • Weight requirement – All guests who use the zipline must be between 85 and 275 lbs.

Embrace Your Next Zipline Adventure

The Tamarack Resort Zipline Canopy tour is the perfect way to complete your next family vacation or weekend adventure of hiking. With 8 ziplines, 3500 feet of zooming on cables high above the forest terrain, and hours of adrenaline-filled adventure — what’s not to love?