An Aerial Guide to the Bear Lake Ropes Course

Are you looking to soar to new heights on your next trip to Bear Lake? If so, you’ll want to explore the Bear Lake Ropes Course at the Bridgerland Adventure Park. Situated in the heart of Garden City, Utah, the park has over 70 exciting elements up to 42 feet tall. This aerial ropes course offers a fun and affordable excursion for everyone in your group.

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Book your luxury cabin today, and you’ll be right in the heart of the action for enjoying the beautiful Bear Lake and this exhilarating ropes course.

About the Bridgerland Adventure Park

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  • Price: $
  • Address: 722 S First Lgt Dr, Garden City, UT 
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  • Open: Seasonal; open from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
  • Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm.

The Bear Lake ropes course is located inside Bridgerland Adventure Park in Garden City, Utah, only a skip away from Bear Lake. The park is an exhilarating, family-friendly amusement park with several fun activities in addition to its famous ropes course. 

In addition to the ropes course, Bridgerland Adventure Park has several other fun activities, including”

  • A zip line
  • Free fall 
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Giant swing
  • Axe throwing
  • Bungee tramp
  • Bounce house
  • Miniature golf
  • Kid’s train
  • Tubing. 
  • Free playground 
  • Disc golf course

About the Bear Lake Ropes Course

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The shining jewel of Bridgerland Adventure Park is the Bear Lake ropes course. This outside obstacle course has more aerial elements than any other in Utah. 

The Bear Lake ropes course has four different levels, which increase with difficulty as they increase. Each level has 18 elements and takes about 45 minutes to complete. 

Thanks to the level system, the Bear Lakes ropes course is suitable for various ages and skill levels. Younger kids and people scared of heights will do fine on the lower levels, and brave, adrenaline-seeking people will have a blast on the upper levels. 

Here’s a breakdown of the features of each level.

  • Level 1: Includes fun features like pipe multi-vines, a footprint bridge, a tunnel, and a series of ropes to climb through. The elements on this level are at a height lower than the rest. 
  • Level 2: Slightly higher than Level 1 and involves elements like painter’s planks, a ladder traverse, a pirate plank, a climbing traverse, and a tube. 
  • Level 3: Slightly higher and more difficult. It involves a swinging log, climbing pegs, lily pads, a kitten crawl, and a catwalk.
  • Level 4: The highest and most difficult of the levels. It involves difficult elements like a sliding hold climbing traverse, a skywalk, a Burma bridge, and more. 

If you’re curious about the different levels and elements, you can check out images of the different elements on the Bridgerland Ropes Course page

What to Know Before You Go

Who can do the Bear Lake Ropes Course?

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The Bear Lake ropes course was created to be fun for all fitness levels and people of all ages! With that said, it does have two restrictions. Only kids eight and up can do the ropes course, which has a 275 lb maximum weight limit for participants due to safety reasons. 

How much does it cost?

The Bear Lake ropes course is perfect for affordable family fun. To participate, you purchase a ticket to do two levels of the course. Tickets for two levels cost $13.50 as of the 2023 season. If you want to do all four course levels, you can buy two tickets. 

How much time to spend at the Bear Lake Ropes Course?

Each level of the course has 18 elements, each taking about 2.5 minutes. If you plan to complete two levels, it’ll take you approximately 90 minutes. 

You should plan to spend at least two hours on the Bear Lakes ropes course, which gives you time to go through the safety measures,  get harnessed up, and go through at least two courses. 

If you plan to complete all four levels, it will take you at least three hours. It’s best to plan on only doing two levels, as it gets quite strenuous, and very few park visitors ever complete more than two levels. 

What to bring and wear to the Bear Lake Ropes Course?

To complete the Bear Lake ropes course, you should bring athletic clothing you feel comfortable climbing in. Shoes with a heel strap are required. 

Further, we recommend bringing tennis shoes with at least a little grip. This will make some of the climbing elements easier. We also recommend wearing sunscreen and bringing some water to drink after the course. 

Safety at the Bear Lake Ropes Course

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Climbing on a 35 foot aerial ropes course may seem daunting, but rest assured because the Bear Lake ropes course has implemented several safety measures.

  • Harnesses: You won’t be free climbing this aerial course; you’ll be strapped in with a safety harness the entire time. 
  • Helmets: Required on the course at all times, protecting your head. 
  • Trained instructors: You don’t have to brave the Bear Lake ropes course alone! All of the facilitators of the course are well-trained by a certified ropes course trainer. They all know the course and all of its elements inside and out. 
  • Facilitators: There are facilitators perched on each level of the course who can help you with the elements and give instructions. If needed, the facilitators can even go onto the course with you and help you get off the course at any time. 
  • Closed in bad weather: If there are any strong winds, heavy rain, or lightning the course closes.

Enjoy a Bear Lake Aerial Adventure

When you rent a vacation home on Bear Lake, you’ll find that there are plenty of options for adventure. The Bear Lake ropes course is the perfect group bonding experience. We’ll see you in the clouds!

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