The Kentucky zipline is here! Red River Gorge Zipline offers five lines ranging from a few hundred to over 1,900 feet in length. Participants wear a harness that is attached to the zipline and travel through trees and across the Gorge.”The Kentucky Zipline Adventure in the Red River Gorge is just one more way for Kentuckians and tourists alike to appreciate the beauty of Kentucky,” said Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear. “I am excited to see unique economic development opportunities arise through our commitment to adventure tourism and the new zipline is a prime example of the endless possibilities that can jumpstart our rural economies.”

“We are extremely excited to bring our unique zipline adventure experience to Kentucky,” said Ian Teal of Red River Gorge Zipline. “For us, one of the most critical components of an interactive, outdoor adventure such as this is the natural environment that surrounds our location. Our tour is specifically designed to create an experience that is not only exciting, but also reflects the natural beauty of the surrounding area.”

The Daniel Boone National Forest and Red River Gorge are the perfect setting for a world class zipline canopy tour, he said. “The help and support of the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority and the entire tourism community has been amazing and has allowed us to bring this great attraction to the area,” Teal said.

The ziplines were designed by Canopy Tours Inc., a New Hampshire firm that has 25 years of experience in this field. Canopy Tours has constructed and consulted on ziplines in 20 states and nine countries and currently operates ziplines in New Hampshire and Jamaica.