Longest, Highest Zip-Line Opens in Alaska

As if Alaska didn’t already have enough cool reasons to visit, this fine state now boasts America’s longest and highest zip-line.

Located in Icy Strait Point, 50 miles west of Juneau, the zip-line begins on a mountaintop 1,330 feet above sea level and then stretches 5,330 feet down to a scenic beach below. That’s more than a mile, folks!

It will take 90 seconds to go from mountain to beach, traveling at speeds up to 60 mph. Along the way, riders will blur past dense forestland and be treated to amazing views of surrounding mountains and Port Fredrick. Lucky riders might even catch sight of bears foraging 300 feet below (just waiting for some man candy to fall out of the sky).

Sorry, but no waifs or fatties allowed; minimum weight is 90 pounds and maximum is 275.