In a city already bursting with excitement, thrill-seekers can further enhance their Vegas vacation with a ride on one of Sin City’s two different zip line rides.
A third zip ride (as opposed to a zipline) closed in July of 2022. (More on that below).
One of the Las Vegas ziplines is located right on the Strip, while the other one is high above downtown Fremont Street.
Unlike your typical vacation-destination zip lines, in which you float over a canopy of beautiful trees or get a peaceful, scenic bird’s eye view of nature, these zip lines are all Vegas. The bright lights and sounds of Sin City will pulsate at your feet as you soar high above the madness below.
There is a third, quieter zipline in the dessert just outside of Las Vegas as well (more on that below). (This article has affiliate links, for which we may receive a commission).
Las Vegas Zipline
The zipline ride on the Las Vegas Strip is at the Linq Hotel & Casino.
Fly Linq Zipline
The newest of the Vegas zip lines, this one is at the Linq Hotel & Casino, right across from Caesars Palace.
Prior to the shutdown, you could ride Superman style, however currently only the seated position is available.
After taking elevators up and receiving your safety instructions, you’re launched from a 12 story tower above the Linq Promenade Stores towards the High Roller Ferris Wheel.
While it doesn’t go along the Strip, you will get great views of some Strip casino/hotels while flying above the restaurants, bars and shops below you.
Fly Linq Zipline ticket prices vary based on demand, however as of this update, tickets start at $47.50 for one (after fees), and $92 for 2 (after fees) when bought online from the Linq’s ticketing outlet, Ticketmaster. Tickets available from Ticketmaster here: FlyLinq Tickets
Vegas.com occasionally has limited discounted FlyLinq tickets here: Discounted Fly Linq Tickets
The attraction is open from 2 PM to Ten PM on Monday, and Thursdays through Sundays. (Closed Tuesday and Wednesdays).
2) Fremont Street Zipline
The other Las Vegas zipline is located downtown and is up and running post-Covid shutdown.
It’s a normal type of zip line with a ride that is anything but typical. Called the Slotzilla, its launch tower resembles a giant slot machine.
The ride itself allows you to fly either sitting style (they call it, “Zip Zilla”), or Superman style (they call it “Super Hero Zoom”) as you traverse high above the casinos on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.
And while you’ll ride above the partiers below you, you’ll also be under the famous Fremont Street Experience light show.
In other words, the lights and neon and noise of Fremont Street surround you on all sides, making for a very memorable zipline ride.
Slotzilla ticket prices vary on the type of ride. The Zoomline, (or Superman style) prices are higher than sitting down style.
|Super Hero style||$59|
Both of these are before fees, which are $3.95 per ticket as of this update.
Monday – Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Thursday – Sunday from Noon – 2:00 AM
Rio ZipLine Prices & Hours – CLOSED
In late July 2022, the Rio Zipline closed permanently. Below is our original wording about the ride.
Just a mile west of the Strip, (and across from the Palms Hotel & Casino), the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino has what’s called the Rio Zipline (formerly called the “Voodoo Zipline”).
For those of you unfamiliar with it, a zip ride is a two-seat passenger ride. Think of ski area chairlift – only much smaller and incredibly faster.
In fact, the Rio ZipLine reaches speeds of over 30 miles per hour.
50 Stories High
The ride starts off 50 stories high, atop the Rio hotel’s Masquerade Tower. After soaring over the resort’s pool area, it arrives at the Ipanema tower, 800 feet away.
However unlike a traditional zipline where you’ll disembark, here at the Rio’s ride, you’ll stay on and go backwards for the ride back to your original starting point.
Another nice feature of a zip ride as compared to a zipline is that just get to hop on and off, without having to be fitted with a bulky harness. You’ll just wear a seat-buckle like strap.
And whereas a zipline is a solo ride, a zip ride, on the other hand, lets you share the experience, as you get to enjoy this thrill while seated next to your spouse, or a friend or a loved one, or a paid escort (this is after all Las Vegas).
On the downside, there may be a little less adrenaline factor when you are seated in a chair, as opposed to just dangling from a wire hundreds of feet above the ground as you would with a traditional zipline.
Either way, you should get at least some sort of rush as there’s not much more than a seat belt keeping you from the hard ground, 500 feet below.
Tickets cost $34 each can be purchased from them directly here: RioZipline.com
They are valid for anytime during operating hours up to 6 months from date of purchase. The Rio Zipline is open as follows:
|7 days a week||11 AM – 11 PM|
Please note that while children are welcome to ride, you have to be 48 inches or taller to ride. Also, from 7 PM to close, the ride is limited to those 21 and over.
GoPro cameras and/or any hand-held cell phone videos are not allowed to be taken on the ride for fear they may drop on people below. Weight limits are 350 pounds for one person, and a combined 450 pounds for two riders.
Zip Lines Just Outside of Las Vegas
(Please note: As of this update, this zipline remains temporarily closed).
Boulder City is small town near Lake Mead, 27 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. There’ll you find the Flightlinez Zipline at Bootleg Canyon, which is a desert hiking and mountain biking area just north of Boulder City.
The Flightlinez is much longer (and more expensive), than its big city Las Vegas zipline cousins. In fact, the entire ride is a mile and a half long.
Due to it being more remote, this zipline ride is part of a 2 and ½ hour adventure, involving a bus ride from Flightlinez’s Boulder City store up to the staging area, then a 15 minute or so hike up to the launch site.
After the hike, you’ll start the ride at the top of Red Mountain, almost 4,000 feet above sea level. From there, you zip down to the bottom on four different zip lines. One of the four sections is about a half mile ride itself.
At the bottom, Flightlinez will bus you back to their store in Boulder City. You can find their website here: Flightlinez Zipline
Prices for adults start at $159 per person for daytime rides. There are also slightly more expensive sunset and moonlight rides available.
(By Steve Beauregard. Photos courtesy of Caesars Entertainment’s Media Blog and the Fremont Street Experience Media Blog)