Navitat called one of best wilderness zip-lining tours in U.S. by Outside

Here’s the press release from Navitat Canopy Adventures:

Outside magazine’s Adventure Adviser blogger recently named NAVITAT CANOPY ADVENTURES one of the nation’s five best tours to go zip-lining in the wilderness.

Located on 240 acres of forestland just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, NAVITAT showcases the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains from a course of artfully designed sky bridges, rappels, tree-based platforms and 10 exhilarating zip lines.

“We couldn’t be happier that Outside magazine has recognized our commitment to giving our guests a truly unique perspective of their natural surroundings,” said Abby Burt, Branding & Marketing Leader at NAVITAT. “Our mountain home is a very special place, with dozens of native and rare plant and tree species, abundant wildlife, streams, and long-range views of the Black Mountains, the Craggy Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest.”

The Adventure Adviser blog is a part of Outside’s Ask the Experts blog series that appears on the magazine’s website,

Opened in spring 2010, NAVITAT specializes in high-adventure zip line canopy tours, with a heavy focus on educating guests about the natural environment, history and culture of the surrounding area. The company opened a second location in Southern California in summer 2011.

NAVITAT tours run daily through the end of November. Reservations are required. Daytime tour price is $89 per adult, and $79 per youth under age 18. Exclusive “Navitat at Night” tours are offered Saturday evenings at dusk. Nighttime tour price is $99 per person. Visit or call (828) 626-3700 to book your tour.

In 2013, NAVITAT will launch the Mountaintop Adventure, a new tour at its Asheville location that will feature zip lines as long as 3,600 feet in length and at heights of 350 to 400 feet above the forest floor.


0 thoughts on “Navitat called one of best wilderness zip-lining tours in U.S. by Outside

  1. Todd Fox Johnson

    This is pure foolishness. OUTSIDE MAGAZINE should know better than to print this. Check into the definition of Wilderness a word thrown around so loosely today. In no way is Navitat Canopy Tours a Wilderness. It was recently built on a beautiful but worn out cow pasture/forest that does not have a tree over 100 or so years on the property for any guest to see. Most trees in the forest there are in the 80 year or less range, and it has a pretty run down trashy creek that was cleaned up substantially as was much of the property just to make it appear like a forest instead of a beat up old cow farm of 50 years or so. Far from any sort of Wilderness. The fact OUTSIDE printed this everyone just assumes what they say is correct. I worked for Navitat the entire first year they were open in NC, and am trained as a NC Forestor/Environmental Educator and can assure you this is not the truth at all, just research the definition of Wilderness and it is obvious. But of course Navitat will gladly accept any honor or award true or not, great job guys! Maybe your highly trained staff focused on educating guests about the forest there will correct this false sense that it is a Wilderness that has been created as any respectable professional would do.

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