WRIGHTWOOD, CA - For most Southern Californians Fall simply means swapping in their sandals and tanks for a pair of Vans and a light jacket — unfortunately palm tree fronds just refuse to turn into the beautiful golds and reds most are accustomed to. Thankfully, Navitat Canopy Adventures, located just 75 miles northeast of Los Angeles, offers a unique opportunity to experience the beautiful colors and hues that come along with the changing seasons.
The Navitat Canopy Adventures has been open since July and is a high-adventure zip line canopy tour that emphasizes educating guests about the natural environment, history and culture of the surrounding area. It is entirely tree-based and has three sky bridges, three rappels, one set of sky stairs, four trails and 10 zip lines ranging from 200 to 1,500 feet in length–including one that send guests 300 feet above the canyon floor.
“The colors are just beginning to show, and the temperatures are cooler now. We’re looking forward to showing guests the rugged beauty of the San Gabriel Mountains”, says Caley Bowman, the marketing manager for Navitat. Early in the season, willow and maple trees turn warm and vivid yellow. Later, the golden leaves of the black oaks can be seen, as well as changes to many plants in low-lyings areas. From the zip line course, guests get stellar views of the Mojave Desert, Sierras, and the San Bernadino Ridge including San Gorgonio.
Zip-lining has become an extremely popular tourist attraction in places such as Spain and Costa Rica, and Navitat is the United States highest, fastest, and longest zip lines, and you don’t need a passport to take part in the experience.
Navitat tours run daily (except for Wednesday) through Nov. 30, and last approximately 4 h
ours. Reservations are required, and prices are 109$ per adult and 99$ per youth under 18. Discounts are available to groups of eight or more, active military members and their immediate families, residents of Wrightwood, Phelan and Pinon Hills, Calif, and Mountain High Season Pass holders.
Visit www.navitat.com/wrightwood to book your tour or learn more.