it may not be the dramatic displays of New England or the Appalachians,
fall does put on a colorful show in some parts of Southern California. In the San Gabriel Mountains, just 75 miles northeast of Los Angeles, NAVITAT CANOPY ADVENTURES gives visitors the chance to view the colors of fall from an entirely new perspective – high in the treetops.
Open since July, NAVITAT is
a high-adventure zip line canopy tour that emphasizes educating guests
about the natural environment, history and culture of the surrounding
area. Located in Wrightwood, Calif., the world-class course is entirely
tree-based and features three sky bridges, three rappels, one set of sky
stairs, four trails and 10 zip lines ranging from 200 to 1,500 feet in
length — including one that sends guests soaring 300 feet above the
“We’re excited to be marking our first fall in Wrightwood,” said Caley Bowman, Marketing Manager atNAVITAT-Wrightwood.
“The colors are just beginning to show, and the temperatures are cooler
now. We’re looking forward to showing guests the rugged beauty of the
San Gabriel Mountains.”
nearly 300-acre tour site is densely forested with mostly conifers and
evergreens. A variety of deciduous trees, especially in the canyon creek
beds, provide unexpected pops of color in the fall to an otherwise
Early in the season, willow
and maple trees turn warm and vivid yellows. Later, the golden leaves of
the black oaks emerge, as well as changes to many plants in low-lying
areas. From the course, guests also get long-range views of the Mojave
Desert, Sierras and the San Bernardino Ridge including San Gorgonio,
Southern California’s highest peak.
“With some of the highest, fastest and longest zip lines in the country, a NAVITAT tour is an exhilarating and unforgettable way to spend a fall day,” said Bowman.
NAVITAT tours run daily (except Wednesdays) through
Nov 30. Tours last approximately 3.5 to 4 hours. Reservations are
required. Price is $109 per adult and $99 per youth under 18. Weight and
health restrictions apply. Visit www.navitat.com/wrightwood <http://www.navitat.com/wrightwood> to book your tour and learn more.
are available to groups of eight or more, active military members and
their immediate families, residents of Wrightwood, Phelan and Pinon
Hills and Mountain High Season Passholders.