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Best extreme heights adventures in Las Vegas, Nevada

Adrenaline junkies visiting Las Vegas can have the time of their lives up in the air.

From jumping from extreme heights to hurtling down at speeds like that of a rushing car to suspending the body in mid air for minutes, these airborne adventures are absolutely not for the faint of heart. They are not inexpensive treats either, but they are definitely worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime.

Skydive Las Vegas

This may not be an activity for someone with a weak stomach, but prospective adventure-savvy, and healthy first timers are welcome to try skydiving in Skydive Las Vegas. Here, both starters and professionals get to see all the way across fantastic desert terrains, mountain ranges, and city structures from jaw-dropping vantage points. The drop zone offers views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River, Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, Mt. Charleston, Boulder City golf courses, the Las Vegas Strip, among many other distinct attractions and geological formations. The landing area is right next to the Skydive Las Vegas facility, which makes it convenient for the skydivers.

Skydive Las Vegas proudly offers jumpers with the highest possible altitude for skydiving without the need to carry extra oxygen. It also provides the lowest drop zone altitude in Nevada. This gives them approximately 50 to 60 seconds worth of free fall at top speeds from anywhere between 120 to 140 miles per hour.

Skydive Las Vegas
1401 Airport Road
Boulder City, NV 89005
702-SKY-DIVE (702-759-3483)
800-U-SKYDIVE (800-875-9348)

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon

Freefall allows adventurers to experience vertical mid-air fun, but another way to enjoy a mid-air experience is to zip through the air in a relatively horizontal direction, which is what Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon offers. Here, people can enjoy the thrill of speed and a variety of incredible views on four world-class zip lines covering over 1.5 miles from the Bootleg Canyon. Over the course of four separate runs, they can scream down the dramatic desert landscape — rushing from 50 to 60 miles per hour.

Aside from the exhilaration of flight via sophisticated cables and trolleys, zip-line enthusiasts can also often find themselves in awe with the common wildlife sightings throughout their 2.5- to 3-hour worth of zip-lining adventures.

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon
1512 Industrial Rd.
Boulder City, NV 89005


The ZERO-G experience of weightlessness costs thousands of dollars, but it is most likely the nearest one can ever be with an astronaut’s real-life space experience — making it undeniably worth scratching off one’s bucket list. After training held at the Strip, the passengers aboard a modified Boeing 727 depart from the Signature Air Terminal of Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport.

This would initially seem like a regular plane ride until a three-phase weightlessness experience allows the people on board to float like astronauts in space. According to the ZERO-G website, the science behind making this possible is based on a series of 15 parabolas that are shaped like rolling hills, which when tackled at just the right speed, alongside some other science variables thrown in, creates 30-second intervals of weightlessness for people inside the plane.

The entire flight is shot by a professional photographer and several mounted cameras around each of the three padded areas inside the plane records HD videos to capture every action throughout the duration of the flight. Around one to two weeks after, people can view their zero-gravity experience online.

Signature Air Terminal, McCarran International Airport
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Rianne Hill Soriano
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