Throughout our #HVSummerStory we’ve tried to show you new places, new ideas, and give you tips to fully experience many of Heber Valley’s best adventures. The next chapter in our story is no different. If you haven’t taken a chance to take a zipline tour at Zipline Utah located at Deer Creek State Park, it really needs to be added to your bucket list.
Zipline Utah is owned and operated by Jon Johnson of Heber City. Over the course of a few years he and his team researched the best ziplining experiences and techniques so they could plan and build one of the most unique courses in the world. Located at Deer Creek State Park, the terrain and reservoir provide some interesting opportunities and by the time they finished construction they were able to boast some world firsts. Only at Zipline Utah can you experience the world’s longest over-water zipline. At over 3900 feet the “Screaming Falcon” line is a feat to behold. Only at Zipline can you experience a circuit tour. No other zipline begins and ends in the same location, once you start you’ll never have to touch the ground.
Zipline Utah has 13 different lines and offers five different courses. The courses range in length and difficulty to suit your skill and adventure level. You can experience ziplines courses over two-miles long with suspension bridges and floating platforms to test your mettle. For the adrenaline junky try the free fall where you take a leap off their 80 foot tower (attached to safety ropes and a rappelling system of course).
Zipline Utah is very family friendly. Children as young as 8 can participate in many of the courses. Even kids can do the Screaming Eagle line over water. Check our friend Ashton’s experience -
Bring water. Zipline Utah provides water bottles for their full Screaming Falcon Adventure, which takes between two and three hours to complete. For the rest, owner Jon Johnson suggest bringing a Camel Back to carry your water.
Book Online. The best way to find out what tours are running and what’s available is to go to ziplineutah.com. But they also have nice staff ready to answer any questions you may have.
Take a cell phone or GoPro. After riding the longest zipline in the world over water you’re going to want to brag to your friends. Johnson and his team recommend using a cell phone that can slip into your pocket. If you want footage take a GoPro that can mount to a helmet for that bird’s eye view. Sorry, selfie sticks aren’t allowed will zipping.
ZIpline Utah is less than 10 minutes off Heber Main Street at Deer Creek State Park at the Rainbow Bay entrance along Highway 189. You can enter your exact address here to see how close you are to Zipline Utah.