Aerial Adventure Park
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Immerse yourself in a natural, treetop adventure
Open daily June 25 - Sept. 6
Arapahoe Basin's aerial adventure park is nestled against the scenic backdrop of the Continental Divide and naturally integrated in an old-growth forest of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir. You will traverse, swing, balance, and zip through the forest on 70 challenge elements across 56 trees. Our aerial adventure park is an exciting outing for families and friends (ages 4 and up) that will test balance and physical and mental strength.
Make a day of it by adding on a scenic chairlift ride, having lunch at one of our on-mountain restaurants, going for a hike, or playing a round of disc golf. Open late on Thursdays!
Think of an aerial adventure park as a ropes course high in the trees. Our five main courses take you on a self-guided tour through the forest canopy. You will be trained on how to use your safety equipment, then set free to enjoy this experience at your own pace for 2 full hours. Stick to your favorite courses or explore all five.
The main park courses are laid out by degree of difficulty with two introductory yellow, two novice green, and one intermediate blue course. All courses include ladders, balancing features, traveling between the trees above the forest floor, and several include ziplines, jumps, and unique features like an old ski lift chair.
Time: Up to 2 hours
Weight limit: Guests must weigh more than 50 lbs. and not more than 270 lbs.
Aerial adventure park guests must be able to safely and effectively move through the course independently with minimal assistance or with a qualified companion. Movements required include ascending, descending, traversing, manipulation of ropes, operation of handles, and operation of the Bornack Smart Belay system (safety equipment).
Age limitations and supervision requirements
Age restrictions exist for various courses within the park and not all participants will be able to access all aerial courses. Adult supervision or participation will be required for children between the ages of 4-14; an adult must remain on A-Basin property for participants between the ages 15-17 years old.
This park features two purple courses and is perfect for kids 4-8 years old when accompanied by an adult (18+). There is a one adult to one child ratio on the purple trails. Features of Lil’ Kids Adventure Park include balance and climbing obstacles nestled in our Gracie’s Grove forest.
Time: Up to 2 hours
Course Requirements: Children must be at least 4 years old and fit the harness.
Reservations are required.
Open daily June 25 - September 6
HOURS: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The last check-in is at 3:00 p.m.
Open late Thursday evenings! Head to the 6th Alley Bar & Grill after for burger + beer specials and live music from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
AERIAL Adventure Park
ADULTS (15+): $65
YOUTH (7-14): 55
CHILD (5-6): $20
GROUP RATES: Available for 15 people or more when reserved 72 hours in advance. Must call to book.
Close-toed shoes are required.
No sandals, flip-flops or Crocs are allowed. Hair should be tied back and loose jewelry removed to prevent snagging on the harness or obstacles. Pants, leggings or long shorts are recommended to allow the harness to fit properly. Tight jeans or short shorts may be uncomfortable. We recommend you bring layers as our mountain weather can change quickly. Single-use gloves are provided, but you may bring your own.
We suggest bringing a water bottle. The park elevation starts around 10,780 feet and hydration is important.
Face coverings are no longer required, but the state and county public health departments recommend indoor masking for unvaccinated individuals.
Can I bring my camera or phone on course? What about my purse?
Cell phones and other devices will not be allowed when you're climbing in the park. Leave personal belongings and valuables in your car.
How do I check in for the aerial adventure park?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation. That will give you time to use the bathroom. Check in is located in Mountain Goat Plaza (our base area adjacent to the parking lot) and will take place outside the Kids Center.
How does training work?
We will outfit you with your climbing gear, show you how to use it, and let you practice on the ground before you begin your adventure in the park. (Each time you visit, you are required to go through this training process.) We anticipate it will take about 15 minutes to complete this training. Your total time allotted in the park is 2 hours and 15 minutes to make sure you get the full 2 hours on course.
How high off the ground will I be?
The blue intermediate (hardest) aerial course will take you up to 40 feet in the air.
Will someone be there to help if I need it?
Yes! While the intent is for you to enjoy the aerial adventure park independently, staff will be on hand to provide encouragement, suggestions and assistance as needed.
What if the weather is bad?
In the event of severe weather such as lightning or high winds, the aerial park may close temporarily or for the day. We will provide you a coupon for a return visit should you be unable to climb as scheduled due to a weather event. The park will continue to operate in conditions such as light rain or light snow without the presence of high winds, lightning or snow accumulation.
What might preclude me from participating?
The aerial adventure park is not appropriate for individuals who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, who are pregnant, or who have a pre-existing medical condition (such as recent surgeries, back issues, etc.) that could be aggravated by participation in the activity.
Remember that this park is at a high elevation (10,780+ feet). Weight and height limitations are dictated by the safety equipment.