Leaving West Yellowstone we drove to Big Sky Mountain Resort. At Big Sky Resort you can soar past expansive views of Lone Mountain and the Spanish Peaks of the Madison mountain range on ziplines 30 to 60 feet in the air. USA Today ranks Big Sky Mountain as one of the top 10 zip line adventures in the USA. The nine person group was given helmets, harnesses and instructions. Then it was onto the ski lift and up the mountain side.
The Adventure zip is designed for speed. The zipline provides expansive views of Lone Mountain (elevation 11,166 feet) and the Spanish Peaks of the Madison Range. The zipline spanned 1,500 feet long and was 150 feet above the forest floor.
Kathryn had a hang up on one section. Going down backwards she missed grabbing her brake rope, slid back the zipline and had to be retrieved to the platform.