Ziplines In Boulder City-Bootleg Canyon Flightlines

by admin on April 20, 2010

Have you ever had that dream of flying?  No not the kind that you are wrapped in steel and windows…sitting in a seat made for a child with a Flight Attendant wanting to rent you headphones to watch a bad movie.

I am talking about flying with a slight breeze in your face with an aerial view like a bird or superman.

Now you can.

Strap on the para-gliding harness and ride a zip line…and not just some ordinary zipline.  These lines are much thicker than traditional lines (probably to withstand the weight with such long runs). 

BC Flightlines takes you to the top of Red Mountain at about 3800 feet.  You begin your descent on a series of 4 separate lines ranging from 1150 to 2550 feet.  You can reach speeds of up to 60 mph while enjoying spectacular views.  You can see a panaramic view of Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson, and Lake Mead. 

The crew will teach you how to “Starfish and Torpedo”.  Who knew there were “styles, moves, and postures” in ziplining.  It is important to know because of the speed of each line.  One of the lines it is crucial to Starfish (spread your arms and legs wide) to encounter as much wind resistance as possible.  This is due to the positive line (pick up speed the entire way down).  You don’t want to go too fast because you do have to stop at some point.  Then there is another line that has a bow just before the finish line and you have to Torpedo the whole way to keep your speed up.  Otherwise one of the crew members has to crawl out to your suspended location and tow you in. 

History and Trivia

It was obviously going to be a thrill and offer great views but I was surprised how entertaining the crew was.  This group of young guys even told us stories how Bootleg Canyon got it’s name during the construction of Hoover Dam.  The construction workers avoided heading back to Vegas where they could booze the night away and gamble their paychecks away.  Instead they brewed their own booze in…Bootleg Canyon.  In the van ride up the mountain the crew points out a rocky spot that appears to be a place for a pot still or something similar.

Special Events

Bachelor parties, bachelorette parties (yes they have hosted some), birthday parties, and other large groups can enjoy a couple hours on the mountain. 

With only a limited number of Ropes courses available in Las Vegas but a number of conventions, this is a good spot for Leadership and Team Building events.  You can bet that individuals can spend some time overcoming fears at BC Flightlines. 

Whether your an individual or a large group you can expect the following:

  • Speed
  • Gorgeous Views
  • Height
  • Length
  • Security Measures
  • A Fun Crew
  • A Good Time

Details and Directions

About 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.

Tour Times
Mon-Fri 8am, 9am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Sat, Sun 8am, 9am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 6pm

1512 Industrial
Boulder City, NV 89005

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