Riverside Zipline & Ropes Challenge

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Team Building on the Mother Lode Ropes Challenge Course

Our Programs are designed to meet the needs and objectives of your group in an atmosphere of support, respect, safety and most important of all, riverside fun! We look forward to working with you to create an experience that meets your needs.

What is a Challenge Ropes Course?

Challenge ropes courses are built with low and high elements that are great for personal development and team building. Kids, adults, school groups, families, and business teams all benefit from time on a challenge ropes course.

It’s a fun and powerful way to get a stronger sense of personal accomplishment and self-esteem, as well as increased teamwork and camaraderie.

How does a Challenge Ropes Course help team building?

School Groups & Corporate Teams build leadership and teamwork through participation in observing, discussing, organizing and summarizing the accomplishments of the team challenges.

This process helps them to develop and sharpen important life skills like problem-solving, decision-making, goal-setting, cooperation, responsibility, integrity, and self-discovery.

*Online booking available for high-ropes course or ropes & rafting combo. For More options, choose request info.

I can’t say enough about this company…
They have a beautiful location right on the American River with large grassy areas to conduct all types of ropes challenges.

The facilitators are exceptionally well trained and supportive!”

Ropes Course Elements

Low Elements

Games, trust activities, and problem-solving

The “Lows” challenge groups to work together to accomplish tasks and overcome real and imaginary obstacles, close to the ground.

“Initiatives” consist of a series of games, trust activities, and problem-solving activities designed to promote communication, group collaboration, and team building.

As the group progresses throughout the day, you will observe each individual developing a caring attitude for their team.

It is truly an experience to watch this transformation among groups as their collective trust develops, overpowering the need for competition and rivalry.

High Elements

Rope Climbs and Zipline

The “Highs” develop trust in yourself and others as you complete high element challenges that require thoughtfulness and concentration above the ground.

High elements consist of a series of challenges, like ziplines, catwalks, climbs, and “leaps of faith” that occur 20-40 feet above the ground. Experienced and skilled facilitators are attached by a rope and belay system to the individuals who move through each element at their own comfort level and their own pace.

Using a belay system enables the belayer to hold the entire weight of the climber with just a small amount of force and easily hold or lower a climber as needed or desired.

The Only Zip Line on The American River

Family friendly, exciting, yet not intimidating, the Mother Lode Zipline is one of the most popular of the High Elements of our Ropes Course. Built to the highest safety standards, our zipline provides aerial thrills that perfectly complement the team building experiences of our Ropes Course and Whitewater Rafting programs.

Our High Ropes half day experience includes the Zipline.

If you are looking for a full day team building ropes experience we recommend combining the High Elements and Zipline with the Low Elements program.

Finally, our “Ropes and Rafting” program combines a half day of High Elements and Zipline with our Class III “Gorge” whitewater rafting adventure for the ultimate team sport!

We did the the ropes course and zipline and had a phenomenal time. My son liked the zipline the best and we can’t wait to come back!!!

Special 50th Anniversary Ropes and Rafting Events

Join us on  for a thrilling half-day of high ropes and rafting—no minimum group size required! Celebrate with us and book your adventure now!

Event Dates: June 15th, June 22, July 20th, July 27th, August 10th, August 17th