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California's Longest Zip Line Opens at La Jolla Indian Reservation

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    Courtesy of La Jolla Zip Zoom
    A courtesy photo from La Jolla Zip Zoom of their zip line, which goes through parts of the La Jolla Indian Reservation.

    If you have the guts and the time, what is believed to be California’s longest zip line opened at the La Jolla Indian Reservation Friday.

    Riders will coast through 1.25 miles of mountains, tree tops, canyons, valleys and the San Luis Rey River at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. 

    Here's a little sneak peak at the new Zipline, opening September 3, 2015!

    Posted by La Jolla Zip Zoom Zip Line on Friday, 21 August 2015

    The ride, located northeast of San Diego, will be an added attraction to the reservation's popular campground, which draws more than 120,0000 people annually, according to Tribal Vice Chairman Fred Nelson. 

    The zip line was built with the help of part of $1.8 million in federal economic grant money that came on the heels of several disasters in the area. The tribe also contributed $200,000.

    Officials say if the zip line is a success, it could bring in enough revenue to build new cabins in the area and eventually a casino. 

    The reservation, home to most of the tribe’s members, collects no gaming revenue and has been declared a disaster area three times in the last eight years after a devastating fire, mudslides and flooding. 

    The zip line offers four separate rides broken up by a nature hike as well as cultural and nature lessons. The whole journey takes roughly two and a half hours to complete.

     

    Learn the cost and the height and weight restrictions by clicking here. Rates range from $74 to $99 (reservations required).

    New Zipline Opens in La JollaNew Zipline Opens in La JollaAdrenaline junkies, take note: a new zipline has opened on the La Jolla Indian Campground, just west of Lake Henshaw. The La Jolla Zoom Zipline – the longest in California – costs $99 per rider. (Published Friday, Sept. 4, 2015)