Feeling the wind whoosh past you as you soar above Corona’s Skull Canyon, 200 feet in the air while zipping along a matrix of steel cables, is one of the most exhilarating of all sensations. It doesn’t take skill—only a willingness to let your adrenaline pump as you step off a mountainside and surrender to gravity in the course of navigating a breathtaking 6,000 feet of ziplines.
The Skull Canyon Zipline guides will show you everything you need to know for the time of your life! They’re with you every zip of the way, sharing safety tips, a skills demo, and a steady stream of corny jokes. Want to fly faster or learn how to steer? They’ve got you covered. First-time zipsters and seasoned vets alike will find something in Skull Canyon that pushes their limits and gives them an adventure they will never forget.
Skull Canyon’s four course options vary in level of intensity, and in the difficulty of the approach hike. For example, the Extreme Course, with 6,200 feet of cable on five different ziplines at heights up to 200 feet, requires a 30-minute uphill hike and even a bit of light bouldering. The Monster Course is even longer, while other courses are shorter and gentler, with easier hikes.
All this fun is just minutes off the I-15 in Corona. It abuts the Estelle Mountain Nature Reserve, so it’s truly an eco experience as well as an adrenaline rush. No matter which course you fly, you’ve earned the complimentary cold beverage that awaits you at the bottom of Skull Canyon.
TIPS: Wear closed-toe shoes and leave everything besides your camera in the car or in the onsite lockers. Water is provided. Listen to everything the guides say—they are there to keep you safe.
Zipline experiences range from $40 to $160. To get to Skull Canyon Zipline Eco Tours, exit I-15 at Indian Truck Trail and head east. Turn right on Temescal Canyon Rd. It will be on your left at 13540 Temescal Canyon Rd., Corona. Tours available by reservation only; call 951-471-0999, or reserve online. No dogs.