Canopy Run Zipline

The biggest adventure at the Lost Forest is the Canopy Run Zipline, which boasts seven different ziplines completing a thrilling course through the trees and meadows of Snowmass.

Canopy Run Zipline Course at Snowmass

Summer Operating Dates

Open: Daily June 21–September 4, Weekends September: 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-October 1

Close: October 2

Feel a rush of mountain air as you cross seven different ziplines of varying heights and lengths, including a final line that stretches for a quarter-mile with spectacular views in all directions. Rappel from 30- to 90-foot-high towers, cross aerial rope bridges, along with a short hike in the forest in the middle of the action. You'll return home feeling revived by the rush.

Planning Information

Guests should arrive at the Elk Camp Gondola Ticket Office 1 hour prior to their tour start time to begin the check-in process. The tour takes anywhere from 2.5 to 3 hours. The Canopy Run Zipline Tour start times are: 10:15am, 10:45am, 11:15am and 11:45am.

Please review our Lost Forest Rules & Regulations before purchasing admission.

Rules & Requirements

Canopy Run Zipline Tour Rules

Age: 16+ years old or accompanied by an adult

Health Requirements

Guests who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol of any kind may not participate in this activity. Guests with the following medical conditions may not participate in this activity: (a) pregnant or think they may be pregnant, (b) heart condition, (c) seizure condition, (d) history of back or neck injury, or (e) any other medical condition that prevents guest from following the safety rules and guidelines.

Physical Requirements

Height: Between 48-78 inches / 122-198cm
Weight: Between 70–250 lbs / 32-113 kg

Know Before You Go


Only closed-toed shoes and boots are allowed on the Canopy Run Zipline Tour. No sandals or flip-flops.


Wear longer shorts, pants or leggings (for more comfort with the harness). Short-sleeved and long-sleeved shirts are also more comfortable than tanktops due to the harness. Take off all necklaces and large jewelry before arriving at Snowmass.

Water & Food

Bring a water bottle with a carabiner, a portable snack, sunscreen and sunglasses.


If you bring your phone, store it in a securely zipped pocket. Should you drop your phone along the way, the guides will not be able to retrieve it.


Leave backpacks and extra items in the bin provided. Your harness needs to fit securely and your hands needs to be free, so superfluous items will be stored in a bin that will be brought to your group at the end of the tour. 


Use  the restroom before you go. There are restrooms in the Lost Forest check-in area. Be sure to use the facilities before you start the tour. You won't see another restroom until the end of the tour.
Cancellation Policy
Completely unused Lost Forest Base, Activity, or Sightseeing tickets are refundable. Lost Forest Canopy, Treeline, and Bonus Night Tickets require 48-hour cancellation notice. No refunds due to weather if operations remain open. No partial refunds.

Weather Policy
Summer weather in the Rocky Mountains is unpredictable and out of our control. As a result, we do not offer refunds due to weather impacts on our operation. Please check the forecast while planning your activities.