Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Ziplining in Las Vegas with Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon

Riding up the steep and winding dirt road on a clunky bus that was skimming the edge of the mountain made my stomach twist in knots, but our guides humorous antics eased my nerves a bit. I have a slight issue with cars and gravel (it may have something to do with a previous accident), but thankfully, I have no problems hanging from a wire and flying through the sky. Ziplining is always something I’ve wanted to do, but I never thought that my first time would be through the desert–in fact, I never thought that ziplining in Las Vegas was even a possibility.

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

After doing some research on “Off the Strip” adventures, I came across ziplining in the Bootleg Canyon with Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, located a short drive from the strip. I couldn’t pass it up, and soon enough, we were on a 15 minute hike up the mountain towards the start of our adventure.

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

From the top of the mountain, the views were stunning and at one point, we even had a peek of the Las Vegas skyline. The vast rocky terrain contrasted beautifully with the bright blue skies and vibrant Lake Mead, and since we were on a morning tour, the scorching summer heat wasn’t in full swing yet. The mountain is also home to one of the best downhill mountain bike parks in the U.S., so you can imagine how crazy and rugged the landscape is.

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

With lots of jokes and some music blasting through portable speakers, we jumped in the harnesses and got ready to fly. There are a total of 4 separate ziplines set up, which equates to 8,000 feet of zipline zigzagging through the canyon. Some of the lines can send you soaring at speeds of up to 60mph, which is exhilarating to say the least.

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

The wind speed and direction determines how you have to fly—when the winds are high and you need to gain some extra speed, you have to keep your toes pointed and lean back. But, when you are coming in fast and they are waving their flags, you have to pull the breaks and spread your legs when you reach the platform. If you fail to make it to the platform, the guides will have to come rescue you by scaling out the line and pulling you back, and it’s quite comical to watch!

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Tours last around 2-2.5 hours, and you have a chance to spot wildlife such as big horn sheep, lizards and more. You can’t take hands on photos or video while on the zipline, but you can document your adventure through a hands free camera while flying or with a regular camera when you are off the line and exploring the mountain. Flightlinez has many GoPro ready helmets and if you don’t have your own, I believe you can rent a GoPro or camera from them to bring along. There are also pockets in the back of the harness to store any necessities you may want to bring along—it was perfect for storing my phone and the water they provided for us.

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, Las Vegas Off the Strip Adventure

Not only does Flightlinez offer tours during they day, they also have options for sunset or moonlight flights. I would love to check out the canyon during the evening, and if we ever head back to Las Vegas, it will be on our list again for sure. We had a great time on our morning zipline tour and definitely recommend it to anyone seeking some off the strip adrenaline fueled adventure!

 

Have you ever been ziplining? Where?

 

Special thanks to Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon for providing us with complimentary tours. As always, all opinions are our own.

 

22 Comments
  • noel
    Posted at 17:47h, 29 August Reply

    Wow what a fun activity, wish I had known about this zipline since I just came back from Las Vegas. I’ve just starting to write some posts about it now including the neon museum.
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  • Raphael Alexander Zoren
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    Posted at 14:44h, 31 August Reply

    I have only ziplinned in the jungle before, this looks very fun!!! 😀
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  • Meg
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    Posted at 16:05h, 31 August Reply

    Oooooh Las Vegas! So cool! I havent’ yet done ziplining in the States; mainly Costa Rica and we’ve done it through Jungle. The canyon looks awesome though!!
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  • Samantha
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    Posted at 19:12h, 31 August Reply

    Wow that looks like so much fun! I’ve been ziplining in Costa Rica and Nicaragua but Vegas would be super fun. The landscapes look absolutely gorgeous! I had an idea before seeing the pictures of ziplining over the strip haha. That would be kinda cool too !
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  • Claudia
    Posted at 12:25h, 01 September Reply

    I absolutely LOVE ziplining, although I have never seen it done with those small chairs you have here… I have done it in Mexico, Argentina, Honduras and Cuba. Argentina was BY FAR the most fun experience ever. It looks kind of different though. I had a pair of THICK gloves which I would use to break, and had to keep my legs up which made my abs work really hard. Real excercise!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 01:36h, 05 September Reply

      Wow! You’ve been ziplining in quite a few places–they all sound like great spots! That’s crazy that you had to break with the gloves–I bet that was a fun adventure!!
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  • Alli
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    Posted at 13:37h, 01 September Reply

    Great video. I was JUST in Vegas and had no idea such a thing existed. Next time for sure 🙂

  • antonette - we12travel
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    Posted at 15:40h, 01 September Reply

    Why doesn’t it surprise me you can do ziplining in Vegas, LOL. I’ve been doing it on Vancouver Island but for a short bit only, not nowhere as long as this. If I ever make it back to Vegas, I’ll definitely check this out because I love some adventure and adrenaline!
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 01:27h, 05 September Reply

      Right? It does seem like you can do pretty much everything in Vegas! Vancouver Island sounds like a beautiful spot to zipline–I be the scenery is gorgeous there too!
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  • Margherita
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    Posted at 17:09h, 01 September Reply

    Wow! Thanks for showing that there’s more to Vegas than lights and the Strip. It really made me want to go there! I love ziplining, I’ve done it in Argentina and had a blast. Sounds like a great tour!
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  • Hannah
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    Posted at 21:02h, 01 September Reply

    ahh that looks like so much fun! I’ve never been ziplining but It’s definitely something I would love to try some day. Maybe when I head out to Vegas 🙂

  • Chris Boothman
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    Posted at 12:16h, 02 September Reply

    I don’t think Vegas would be the first place on the tips of many peoples tongues when you think about ziplining somewhere but this does look like a really cool experience. Never been ziplining but this looks like a great spot to start out! One thing that I do know is that I love Vegas so would go back there in a heartbeat to try this out!
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 01:17h, 05 September Reply

      I agree–it’s definitely not the first place to come to mind when you think of ziplining! You will have to check it out when you head back to Vegas. It was such a fun experience!
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  • Suki F
    Posted at 20:15h, 10 September Reply

    What? I didn’t know you could do this in Vegas! I’m definitely going to try it when I go back, sounds like a lot of fun.
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