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Zip line to rip down Arastra Gulch
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Posted on February 14 2013, 10:17am by Mark Esper in Local News category
The Mayflower Tram is pictured in this October 2010 f
ile photo. A spectacular zip line may run alongside
the historic tram starting next summer.
A mile-long zip line could send people flying down Arastra Gulch to the Mayflower Mill this summer, providing a significant new tourist attraction.
Cameron Winters, owner of the Full Blast Adventures Zip Line on U.S. 160 near Durango, is near a deal with the San Juan County Historical Society to use the old Mayflower Tram and its easement for the project.
Winters said the zip line will include the longest span in Colorado — 2,058 feet.
“We’re working on the engineering on that right now. That could change, but it’s not going to be any shorter.
Winters said the operation will probably require six to 10 employees and he hopes to have it up and running by June. 
“It’s going to be a quick project once the snow melts,” Winters said. “We really want it up and running when the season starts.”


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