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Carter Caves to run Smoky Bridge zipline on Saturday, Sunday

May. 01, 2013 @ 04:03 PM

OLIVE HILL, KY. — Located just 45 minutes west of Huntington, Carter Caves State Resort Park is a quick trip to check out the latest outdoors craze of ziplining.

 Come out Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5 and take a ride on the Smoky Bridge High Line Ride, a 200-foot-long, temporary zip that cruises by the park’s largest natural arch, Smoky Bridge.

Tickets are $15 a person (one ride per ticket). There are a limited number of tickets and they are on sale at the front desk in the park lodge, or call 1-800-325-0059. Tickets provide a specified day and time for your ride. (There is a weight limit of 250 pounds; however, you must also fit in the harness per manufacturers' safety guidelines.)

Rides will be offered May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on May 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. By Wednesday afternoon, more than half the slots were already reserved. To make a reservation, call Carter Caves at 606-286-4411 or go online at www.parks.ky.gov and click onto Carter Caves for more info.

Read about dozens more cool ways to take the party outside in Thursday’s Weekend section cover story inside The Herald-Dispatch.