NATHROP, CO, July 25, 2011 – If a record high water whitewater rafting season isn’t reason enough to entice adventure enthusiasts to Colorado this summer maybe adding a canyon zipline tour to a custom week of adrenaline activities will be. Dvorak Expeditions (http://www.dvorakexpeditions.com/) now makes it possible to build-your-own dream vacation with ziplining the newest activity option.
From excitement junkies to active families looking for flexibility and variety Dvorak’s Arkansas Valley multi-sport combinations provide an answer. Selecting activities (similar to a Chinese menu), vacationers can plan an escape from a single day to over a week that includes guided activities such as Arkansas River rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, fly-fishing, four wheel drive safaris, bagging a 14,000-foot peak and now ziplining high over Lost Canyon.
“Our newest offering is a half day of aerial adventure with Lost Canyon Zipline Tours, rated one of the Top 10 zipline attractions in America by USA Today,” says Bill Dvorak, legendary Colorado outfitter and guide. “It’s the closest you’ll come to flying without wings!”
Participants may choose from a number of zipline tours ranging in difficulty from distances of 200 feet to 695 feet (soaring up to 200 feet above the canyon floor).
All ziplines are built to the highest standards. As Dvorak explains it, “Zipline construction in this country dictates a higher standard than the jungle canopy tours located in sites outside of the U.S. They incorporate a low impact environmental ethic plus industrial strength steel poles and multiple galvanized steel anchor rods and guy wires rated at over 15,000 lbs.”
Dvorak has also added another one of America’s fastest growing sports to the menu; stand-up-paddle-boarding (SUP) on lakes and calmer stretches of the Arkansas River. He explains, “paddleboarding offers a full body workout. It’s becoming a favorite cross-training activity for skiers, snowboarders and other athletes. Since you’re standing at your full height, you’ll enjoy excellent views of what’s ahead on the horizon. It’s almost like walking on water!”
When building a custom multi-sport week most people start out with a half to three-day overnight paddle trip on the Arkansas River and then add on other activities to build a 5 to 7 day vacation. Participants can even choose how much “roughing” it they want to do at night. Evening accommodations can be arranged to include a local bed and breakfast, a variety of motels, a resort cabin, lodge or camping.
Being the local experts, Dvorak Expeditions can arrange for visits to area hot springs, set up an appointment with a massage therapist, guide guests on a 4×4 tour of nearby ghost towns, or show the proper techniques of fly-fishing with a seasoned pro. The Arkansas River offers some of the best rated blue ribbon trout waters in the state.
Average costs begin at $142 per person for a full day to $998+ per person for a five day multi-sport adventure. Youth, group, military and senior discounts are also available.
For information and reservations log onto http://www.dvorakexpeditions.com/, or call: 719 539.6851 or 800 824.3795. You may also contact Dvorak Expeditions by email at: [email protected]
About Bill Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions
Bill and Jaci Dvorak have been operating Dvorak Raft, Kayak and Fishing Expeditions since 1969. As one of the early pioneers of white water river rafting in the Rocky Mountains, the Dvoraks own the first outfitter license issued by the state of Colorado. Their river trips, teenage white water skills camp and swift water training courses are world renowned and have been featured in National Geographic, the Chicago Tribune, New York Times and seen on ESPN and various television specials. Fully guided and outfitted trips are offered across 9 rivers (Arkansas, Colorado, Dolores, Gunnison, Green, North Platte, Rio Chama, Rio Grande, and San Miguel) in Colorado, Idaho, Mexico, New Mexico, Utah, and Texas.