Stoney Creek Canopy Adventure Tour
Go Ziplining in Seward!
You can’t beat the views from our Canopy Adventure. Featuring eight ziplines, three suspension bridges and two rappels, this tour will surely provide you with both excitement and awe!
Guests will meet at the Adventure Center in the Seward Small Boat Harbor where they will board a Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures van and drive out to the course.
Vans leave promptly from the Adventure Center 30 minutes prior to the tour time. As participants arrive on location, they will be met by the sight of a large yurt perched in a tree above them. This is the Stoney Creek Welcome Center.
Tour groups form up at the Welcome Center, meet their guides, get outfitted with harnesses and helmets, receive instruction on proper zipline riding and braking technique, and are put through practice “ground school” runs.
Once completed, they will be transported up a forest drive to a launch point near the top of the valley. Next comes a short walk to the course entrance and the first zipline leading to a platform with a panoramic view across the valley and glaciers to the southwest.
The first Stoney Creek zipline traverse is a short 65 feet across the fall line, running fairly close to ground level and allowing riders a chance to become comfortable with the process.
Still high along the valley wall, the third zipline travels 190 feet and lands 50 feet up the trunk of a huge Sitka spruce. The fifth traverse soars above the trees 1,100 feet back across the valley wall, sails over a reflecting pond, and comes to a stop at a platform 75 feet up another Sitka spruce.
From this point onward, the tour path descends into the ever deeper and darker rain forest with its dense vegetation and sparkling creeks. A 600-foot zipline into an enormous mountain hemlock is followed by a shorter line at mid-level in the forest and a spot where bald eagles have often been sighted.
From the landing platform, each group member rappels 60 feet down to the platform entrance of an aerial walkway that begins just above the ground but ends 120 feet later at a point 60 feet up another Sitka spruce.
The route now takes a 90-degree turn and crosses a long bridge to a hemlock where zipline riding resumes. A 280-foot line travels toward the valley floor, ending in a spruce close to the entry road.
The final traverse then crosses over the tour parking lot and past the Welcome Center yurt to land in a group of Sitka Spruce where a 40-foot rappel brings the group back to earth at last.
Harnesses and helmets are shed, and group members return to the Welcome Center to collect any belongings stowed there and to view and select photos of themselves taken during the Seward zipline adventure.
- Transportation is available as well!
What to Bring
Closed-toed shoes are required. We recommend comfortable clothing for the current weather conditions. Alaska’s weather can change quickly, so the best advice we can give you is to dress in layers. Feel free to bring a camera along, however, you will be responsible for transport, damage or loss of your own photo or video equipment. It is best to have a lanyard that can secure your equipment to your harness or to keep it in a zippered pocket.
While we do not offer a photo package, you will want to share the adventure with friends and family!
Participant are more than welcome to bring their phones and cameras. Waterproof phone cases also available for purchase.
Don’t forget to bring your GoPro! Our helmets are equipped with adhesive mounts.
Contact us for more details!