PUBLISHED: 4:02 PM on Friday, May 16, 2008
Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition
Enter the Fly-Zone! Experience the rainforest as never before with Alaska Canopy Adventures in Juneau!

This eco-adventure combines the thrill of gliding above the treetops in a rich rainforest on over 6,000 feet of dual-cable ziplines, suspension bridges, and a ground-based trail network. Cross the Gastineau Channel aboard a high-speed expedition craft, ascend the mountainside on a Mercedes Unimog all-terrain vehicle, and explore the hidden relics of a world famous gold mine from high above.

Board a high speed vessel for a Gastineau Channel crossing, passing Mayflower Island and Suicide Falls, with a beach landing at the remote Treadwell Mine site on Douglas Island. Your professionally trained guides will outfit you with state of the art safety equipment and provide a detailed safety briefing before transporting you in an all-terrain vehicle up the densely forested mountainside to the first zipline tree platform.

Your guides will progressively ease you into the forest canopy along ten ziplines. Cross two aerial suspension bridges, with breathtaking views of spectacular Bullion Creek, and enjoy unique views of Juneau from the treetops. Discover hidden ruins of the historic Treadwell Mine (1881-1917), once one of the world's largest gold mines, and zip over a 180-foot deep "glory hole". The last zipline takes you to a final platform to experience the thrill of rappelling into base camp.

Notes: Weight limitation: 90-250lbs. Full use of limbs required. Pregnant women, guests with injuries/seizure disorders not allowed. Waiver required. Minimum age 12. Minors must be accompanied by parent. Closed toed shoes required. Long pants and layered clothing recommended. Rain gear provided.