ST. GEORGE – Thrill-seekers High Fly’n Zip Lines are bringing the excitement of aerial adventure to the heart of Dixie.
High Fly’n was established in December 2011 by three businessmen from St. George. Co-owner Scot Rountree has several years of experience operating zip lines in locations across the country, including Hawaii and Las Vegas. The staff recently returned from a month-long stay in Panama City Beach, Florida, where their towering adventure was an immensely popular attraction among the spring break crowd.
Operations manager Bryce Payne said that after researching numerous venues in the county, his colleagues decided to erect the zip line in the massive parking lot of Sunset Corner, a business plaza at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street near the Stadium 8 theaters.
Assembly is currently ongoing. When complete, the ride will stretch 700 feet and soar 50 feet above ground. The multiple-cable system can accommodate as many as 4 passengers simultaneously.
“We left Florida early to set up here,” he said. “We want our hometown people to experience the ride.”
The zip line will open at 10 a.m. on April 14 and is expected to run until May 19. On grand opening day, a single ride costs $10, with re-rides available for $5. First-ride prices will then return to the regular price of $15.
After a brief stay in St. George, Payne said that High Fly’n plans to continue traveling throughout the summer. Stops will include San Diego, Sacramento and Los Angeles.
He urged, “Don’t miss the zip line. Most people have to travel a significant distance to find anything similar. This is a very unique opportunity for the people of Southern Utah to experience for a limited time.”
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