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“Fulfill the Need for Speed”

Apache Eagle Ziprider
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Was a little disappointed in the amount of staff working. Told it would take total of 90 min but ended up being 3+ hours. Was it work it? Have to say yes. Was told it is the highest zip line in the world and longest in the US. Gear was in good condition, our staff guide were informed and skilled. Was a crazy ride for an older fellow but I would do it again.

Thank JRH152
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

WHOA, wether riding or watching, this is the ride to try out. From the top of a mountain, across the lake to the Inn of the Mountain Gods is one exhilarating ZIP! Worth the time to try something different, I.e. FLYING over Lake Mescalero!!

Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

4 of us, ages 62-69. One prior Zipline experience. Very good equipment, staff was excellent, fun, knowledgeable, and safety conscious. 3 stages, 1st was the longest, 1 mile took 80 seconds. Other two took 40-50. Total ride time was 3 minutes, plus the gondola ride up the mountain. Great views, God rush on the way down. Maybe a tad too conservative on instructions about where to start breaking. They weigh you on a scale before allowing you to belt up, so no cheating. Now the bad / /
They were understaffed, under equipped. Our 11 am reservation was bumped to an 11:45 group, after a mandatory movie, we had to wait for equipment to be turned in before our enlarged group could be fitted out. It was after 1 PM by the time we were gathered for the ride up Sierra Blanca. Because of the size of the group, each stage took a long time, despite the best efforts of the guides. We didn't turn our gear in until after 3:30PM. So about 3 hours for 3 minutes of Zipline.
Again, staff was excellent, view and mountain was excellent, ride was fun. Plan to get there at least 30 minutes early, access is on a 2 lane, no passing, 25 mph mountain road from Ruidoso, allow travel time.
Probably wouldn't do it again if we had to wait so long between rides.

Thank JMcEwen
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Very professional operation. Felt very safe. The ride was exhilarating. 3 lines, the longest one is 1 mile long. Highly recommend. Your sure to love it.

Thank Philip V
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We got to ride with Jesus (Joseph/Joey) and Wynn, and I can not say enough good things about these guys...they are 100% professional and 100% knowledgable. I will go back time and time again just to ride with these guys. Things you need to know: make a reservation 24 hours in advance, they will take a walk in, but if you have a large group be warned you may not get to do it if you don't have a reservation. Wear layers, when we got there it was hot outside, when we went up it had cooled off significantly, just keep in mind, you are in the mountains. THE WEATHER CAN CHANGE ON A DIME...our reservation was for 1, however, we did not get to ride till after 4 due to a lightning hold. With that in mind, try to plan this at the beginning of your stay just in case you need to change due to weather. There is a height/weight limit, so if this concerns you make sure you call before heading up the mountain. Make sure to bring your adventurous spirit and get ready for the ride of your life!

Thank ballison123
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