WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. – Motorcyclists riding the Angeles Crest Highway this fall can find an adrenaline rush of a different kind at NAVITAT CANOPY ADVENTURES, a high-adventure zip line canopy tour in the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California.
Located in the biker-friendly town of Wrightwood, just 75 miles northeast of Los Angeles, NAVITAT combines the exhilaration of a zip line adventure with the environmental elements of the original Central American canopy tours.
“Riding the Angeles Crest Highway is one of the great Southern California adventures,” so why not add to that? Bikers will find the tour every bit as thrilling as zooming along that scenic roadway.”
Marking its first full season in 2012, NAVITAT is still a relative newcomer to the SoCal outdoor adventure scene. Nearly 1.5 miles long, the course is entirely tree-based and features 10 zip lines, four sky bridges and three rappels. At heights more than 300 feet off the ground and with speeds up to 55 mph, NAVITAT zips are some of the highest and fastest in the nation.
NAVITAT’s nearly 300-acre tour site is densely forested with mostly conifers and evergreens, but a variety of deciduous trees, especially in the canyon creek beds, bring unexpected pops of fall color to the landscape at this time of year.
From the course, guests also get long-range views of the Mojave Desert, the Sierras, the San Bernardino Range, and San Gorgonio, the highest peak in Southern California. At every point on our tour, the rugged beauty of the San Gabriel Mountains is on full display.
Beginning on the east side of Los Angeles, the Angeles Crest Highway runs 66 miles from La Canada up to the Antelope Valley, winding its way through the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. With its many switchbacks, sweeping curves and Alpine-like scenery, the roadway has been called one of best motorcycle roads in America.
Near the eastern end of the highway is Wrightwood and its laid-back downtown, home to a great mix of restaurants, shops and lodging, and the NAVITAT Welcome Center, where guests gear up before heading out to the course.
NAVITAT tours run daily through the end of November. Tour price Sunday-Friday is $109 per adult and $99 per youth under 18, and on Saturday $119 per adult and $109 per youth. Weight and health restrictions apply. Tours last approximately 3.5 to 4 hours. Visit Navitat Canopy Adventures to book your tour. Special discounts are available for groups, active military, service industry workers and residents of Victor and Antelope Valleys. To apply discounts, call 1-855-NAVITAT (855-628-4828).