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Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon Zip Lining in Las Vegas

As I always say, there is plenty of things to do in Las Vegas besides being on the infamous Strip. You can get into the great outdoors and do more than just partying, drinking, or gambling. I am sure you may have even heard or tried out the zip lines on Fremont Street, I know I have in the past. This time I got the opportunity to go zip lining over some beautiful mountains.

Located about 30 minutes off the strip Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon is located in Boulder City. We had a car to get there, but if you don’t have one during your stay no worries! They have a meeting point on the Las Vegas Strip. The ride has of course many beautiful mountains around and is not too far from the Hoover Dam if you want to check that out before or after.

There are 3 different tours, daytime, sunset, and moonlight. I would imagine sunset would be gorgeous. I did the daytime tour. I figured it would be really hot and the earlier the better. The daytime tour is from 9am-2pm. We went out around 10am. Some of the folks in the group had a later time. Due to potential high winds they moved their group up from 1pm to 10am since they were going to cancel that time frame.

Quick Demonistration ©2018 HollyDayz

Flightlinez is very big on safety. Upon arrival you are weighed and sign waivers. They are very strict on weight. You can’t weigh any less than 75 pounds and no more than 250, and yes that is with your clothes and shoes on. They also give a quick class on how it all works. You get to basically sit down while zip-lining in your harness. The guides demonstrate how it all works, and how you are to use the breaking system as they wave flags. It is a little confusing at first, but you get it once you do it. There is also a video where they explain everything,

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Unless you want to bring your own water there is no need. They provide plenty of ice-cold water for everyone. There are free lockers on sight to leave your belongings. You can also take your phone or camera. There is a zipped pouch on the back of the harness. No selfie sticks though! I had a Go-Pro strapped to me. These can also be rented out by Flightlinez. A photographer will also be there so you can buy photos after.

Free Lockers ©2018 HollyDayz

It is important to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. There is some hiking involved and some walking up stairs. Also keep in mind the sun and put some suntan lotion on! Sunglasses are also highly recommended. I wore what I would wear to the gym and my sunglasses.

Dressed comfy ©2018 HollyDayz

There are 4 lines to zip and it typically takes about 2 1/2 hours for the entire tour. You are taken from the Flightlinez offices up to the mountain in a camo school bus. The guides are pretty cool and have routine of jokes and singing they do. Going up the mountain in the bus is an adventure in itself. I won’t give it away, you have to experience it for yourself.

Camo School Bus ©2018 HollyDayz

Due to the winds and not listening completely to the guides, a few people got stuck and didn’t make it to the end of a couple of the lines. No problem as the guides went out there and brought them back in. Nothing looked scary, you just sit till they come get you. If you listen and watch for the waving flags everything will go great. I was actually on one of the slowest lines and made it completely across with no issues.

Scenery everywhere ©2018 HollyDayz

The views are amazing. Mountains everywhere, views of Lake Mead, and the Las Vegas Strip. You may even see some animals like a big horned sheep. There are great views everywhere you look. Sometimes I forgot to look around as I was zip lining because I was anticipating the guides waving their flags telling me if and when I needed to brake.

Big Horned Sheep ©2018 HollyDayz

It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed me time. The people who were on the tour with me were super nice and I enjoyed talking to them. Some of them had never zip lined before and really liked it. I would go again, but I would try the sunset tour. I think it would be beautiful photos during the golden hour. If you are ever in the Las Vegas area I would highly recommend this activity.

Have you ever been zip-lining? What about in Las Vegas?

Disclaimer: Although being a guest of Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon, all opinions and thoughts are my own and have not been influenced.

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  • Joanna Teris

    I actually had no idea they had zip lining. Of course they would, but it never crossed my mind. It must be amazing at sunset. A definite must try for me if I ever go back.

    • Holly Dayz

      Yea, I mean they also have it on Freemont and at the Rio. Real deal over some mountains though, yup they got it! I think sunset woud be really nice.

  • Jimmy Bruen

    I plan on returning to Vegas next year and this is a definite on my to-do list. I checked out some dirt biking last time I went but never knew they had this activity as well. I look forward to more Vegas tips. Photos were great as always. Very helpful post.

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. You will enjoy it. It is a lot of fun. There are so many outdoor activies to do out there.

  • Sheena Steward

    This looks freaking amazing!!! Such an awesome experience and amazing scenery.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was a lot of fun. Yea looking out at the scenry was really nice.

  • Lia World Traveler

    I love zip lining and all things outdoor adventure. Thank you for putting this on my radar.

    • Holly Dayz

      Oh awesome. Maybe you can check this one out if you get over to Vegas.

  • Stacie

    Good for you. You are so brave for trying this! I am to afraid of heights to dare even climb the mountain to get there!

    • Holly Dayz

      Zip lining is fun. I’ve done it a few other times. I am actually afraid of falling.

  • KITA

    I have never gone ziplining. I am too scared but I love that this company makes sure to cover the safety aspects thoroughly. Would love to see your GoPro footage.

    • Holly Dayz

      Yes, safety is very important. They make sure of that. That footage is coming soon!

  • Mimi Green

    This is what I would want to do in Vegas. I love zip lining, I would also like to ride ATVs.

    • Holly Dayz

      It is so much fun. I would try ATVs out there too.

  • Tiffany Heard

    I have never been zip lining but I would like to do the ziplining laying down in Vegas. The chair would put more ease. Glad you had a great time.

    • Holly Dayz

      Freemont Street has it where you can do the superman zip line.

  • Ola

    It’s so nice to hear about something different to do in Las Vegas. Although…I’m not much of an adventurer, so I might just go ziplining to watch. LOL! Awesome experience though.

    • Holly Dayz

      There is so much to do in Vegas than the typical stuff. You could always try the chill ones closer to the strip.

  • Rachel Pearson

    I LOVE zip lining and the thrill of it all, I’ve done it in Mexico and Costa Rica but would love to do it in Vegas! The secret around Bootleg canyon and the wildlife(!) look great! Next time I’m there I’ll be sure to check this out.

    • Holly Dayz

      I did it in Costa Rica too. Loved it. Yes, a must check out. It was a lot of fun.

  • Nicole

    I always like to see adventure options for Vegas. Zip lining looks like a lot of fun and they look like a really good company to do it with as they are so organised.

    • Holly Dayz

      Great company, very organized, and safe.

  • Joyce Brewer

    I’ve never been ziplining. Our son has done it on a small scale in friends’ backyards. I bet the views are gorgeous.

    • Holly Dayz

      A friend’s backyard? Wow that is pretty cool.

  • Shabree

    I’ve never been to Vegas and I’m dying to go. I won’t be on the strip for sure!

    • Holly Dayz

      Oh you have to go. So much to see, do, and eat. If you never been you have to check out the Strip. There is always something new going on there too.

  • Barbara Szekeres

    I wish I would have read your post earlier. I was in Vegas a few months ago and I would have loved to have tried this. Looks like an amazing adventure! Lucky you!

  • Kasi

    I’ve never been ziplining, but it seems so fun! I would definitely love to try it.

  • Mizhelle

    Ooh, I love zip lines! I had no idea you could actually do it for 2 and a half hours. I’d love to do this sometime!

  • Lisa

    This sounds like such a fun experience, I would love to try it! I didn’t even know that this was available in Las Vegas, so thanks for sharing! The pictures look amazing, sure it was all fantastic!

  • Jas

    I didn’t know you could go ziplining in Vegas!! Ahh how I wish I’d known about this the last time I was there. Funny how people got stuck though. I feel like that would totally happen to me as well hahaa.

  • Carrie Mann

    Glad to hear they’re so serious about safety, with demonstrations indoors before you go and everything! the only time I’ve been zip lining was in Ecuador, where safety standards were…not that great. Apparently a tourist died a few weeks after I was there because one of the lines broke!

  • sherianne

    I go to Las Vegas yearly and can only hang out in casinos for so long before I need to do something different and this is new to me. I always wondered what would happen if you got stuck, good to know it’s not a big deal!

  • Irnande

    So cool! That is quite some time to zip line and be in the heat. Nice activity.

  • Claudia

    Yes! There is so much to do in Las Vegas that isn’t confined to the Strip or its gambling parlors. I’d love to zip line in the desert, it’s such a cool landscape. And I’m really impressed that you managed to see and photograph a big horned sheep!! That’s amazing.

  • Claire

    I’ve only been ziplining once but I loved it, the wind whipping through your hair as you zip across really is like nothing else! I can see how too much wind would be a problem though, I’m glad they were so thorough with safety before you set off!

  • Medha Verma

    2.5 hours tour in the mountains with 4 zip lines sounds like a pretty cool experience. This is the kind of stuff I love doing when I travel. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to spend some time on The Strip as well, exploring the bars, the themed hotels and the nightlife. But I would dfefinitely want to take out time to be outdoor, add some adventure to my itinerary and this seems like the perfect day trip!

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