Welcome to the newest version of Navitat.com! We hope you love it as much as we do!
With the goal of thrilling, educating, and inspiring our guests, we know delivering on that promise starts right here—with an online experience that is second-to-none!
So go ahead—please take a look around! Here are just a few things that are brand new to the Navitat Canopy Adventures website:
A fully-integrated Social Media Section will get you connected and exploring Navitat from all in one place. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more all feed into a fun, dynamic page. Want to interact with us? Just click on over to the social media site of your choice, and we’ll be there!
Contact us via email, using the online form, or by phone with any questions. We’re here to help!
Still to come?
We’ll announce information about our newest tour experience filled with awesome views, ziplines galore, and heart-pounding leaps!
There’s also a new, online “Interactive Tour” in the works, where we’ll walk you through what a day at Navitat is really like! You’ll learn what to expect, get really excited, and be fully prepared for your day of ziplining in Wrightwood, California.
Who wouldn’t want to make a living while ziplining past an incredible view of the San Benardino Mountains and the Mojave Desert everyday?
Training for the highly sought after position of Navitat Zipline Canopy Guide is now in progress! In fact, zipline guide training has been going on since February as Navitat will be opening on March 23rd for an amazing 2013 season!
Yes, being a zipline guide is exciting indeed, but it also requires an extensive amount of training. (In addition to the basic prequalifying skills of first aid and cpr.) In fact, Navitat canopy guides go through a rigorous 70 hour training program developed by our team of zipline industry experts. The training includes both technical safety/rescue training and environmental education training. The latter is developed by our fulltime master’s level ecologist on staff. It may sound like a lot and it is, but our guides do this because they love it and just like any other job, being prepared is everything.
We know what you must be thinking. 70 hours of safety training?! Does that mean ziplining is dangerous? Well here’s the answer. We at Navitat do everything we can to minimize risk for our guests. It wouldn’t be a thrill without a little risk involved but our guests can rest assured because our zipline canopy guides are more than prepared for every scenario, even outrageous ones. The truth is, our guides learn skills they may never need to use, but they practice them nonetheless. Also, a zipline guide at Navitat is required to log 3 additional training hours every month of the season so that all skills can remain fresh and top of mind.
If you’re interested in seeing a training session firsthand, check out this video below of the Navitat Wrightwood team training with the LA County and San Bernardino County Firemen.
Many of our zipline guides think the really fun and exciting part of training is actually the environmental education. Not to worry, there is certainly no script that our guides follow and they won’t be spouting out random facts to you throughout your tour. They simply are trained to retain a healthy knowledge about the surrounding environment including the local trees, flora and fauna, the physical and cultural history of the site itself, edible vs poisonous plants, forest sustainability practices, and effective ways to communicate with our guests. This training helps to ensure that each guest comes away knowing something about the forest that they didn’t know when they arrived.
All that being said, our guides will be ready to take you on the best zipline canopy tour you could dream of beginning March 23rd!
If you’re ready to join us on this exciting adventure…
Dinner and a movie… drinks… coffee meet ups…. meh. Gets old, right?
Well, Navitat Canopy Adventures is here to help any Southern California date seeker out there that is looking for something unique to do in the LA area that will be sure to knock the socks off any date! Actually, socks are required for this, but you get the idea. We’re talking about ZIPLINING! What better way to get to know someone than spending a thrilling day ziplining from tree to tree in the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains just outside the city? A day in the trees will bring anyone closer and the thrills provide plenty of diversion for those that would prefer not to get so close yet. It’s a win win!!
What’s the first thing almost everyone asks when they come on a Navitat tour? It’s “How the heck did you hang these zipline cables?” This question requires a long answer (the truth is building a zipline canopy tour is no small feat!) The short answer is that Navitat works with our SUPER DUPER AWESOME sister company, Bonsai Design, for the design and construction of our courses.
Sure. We could share all the details with you. But instead, we thought it would be more fun to piece together a video from footage taken while building our Wrightwood Zipline tour that gives a sneak peak into how these tours come together. This video is just a small glimpse into the intricate process. But, it is definitely cool! Check it Out!
If you’d be interested in experiencing this zipline canopy tour adventure that is truly a work of art (not to mention EXTREMELY FUN) go ahead and
Navitat was thrilled at the opportunity to host VH1′s LA Basketball Wivesstars, Draya Michele and Malaysia Pargoon their first ziplining adventure!! We felt proud to be the ones to get these glam girls out into the elements for a day, even if it did cost Draya her manicure… Take a looksie:
From Los Angeles, a scenic drive up the Angeles Crest Highway (or good ol’ Interstate 15 to Highway 138) will take you to the beautiful, secluded little town of Wrightwood — the home of Navitat Canopy Adventures. So close to LA, we know it’s a bit of an unexpected surprise to find big trees, amazing views, and, yes… a world-class zipline canopy tour in the San Gabriel Mountains. But it’s true. Seeing is believing! And as Navitat’s zipline tour is making waves throughout Southern California, we’re proud to say that even high-speed-lovin’, motorcyle-ridin’, thill-seeker kinda guys find ziplining at Navitat to be, well… a good enough excuse to play hooky, hop on a dirt bike and head for the hills.
Here, Ari and Zack from Motor Trend’s“On Two Wheels” tackle Highway 2 on two dual sport dirt bikes then zipline at Navitat like champs. Check it out!
The October 2012 issue of AAA’s Westways magazine came as a surprise to us at Navitat Wrightwood! Though we were aware that a reporter for the publication had joined us on a zipline canopy tour earlier in the season (and she, by all accounts, had a great time), we had no idea that we would land the October cover and therefore end up in millions of mailboxes throughout Southern California.
Included in a collection of articles called, “I Don’t Want to Grow Up!”, Westways identified Navitat Wrightwood as the perfect place to “take you well beyond your backyard oak-climbing days and into bird-perch country.” We couldn’t agree more! Since publication, hundreds of Westways readers have already made their way to Wrightwood to zipline at Navitat.
It seems the word is officially OUT… a world-class zipline canopy tour is hidden in the San Gabriel Mountains just outside of Los Angeles, and we’re having a load of fun up here! We know… who’da thunk it?! Adventure, thrills, and the opportunity to experience trees from a brand new perspective… all so very close to one of the biggest, craziest cities in the US. It’s a little “outside of the box,” we know… but that’s just kinda how we do things around here.
Thanks, Westways, for helping to put Navitat Wrightwood on the map!
In the spirit of the Olympics, and as you expand your budding role as International Ambassador of Adventure (for Politicians in Trousers), we’d like to formally extend an invitation to Navitat Canopy Adventures where the ziplines reach speeds worthy of the true Olympian that you have proven to be. Fear not, good sir, if you should get stuck in the middle of one of our ziplines, the views will prove far grander and ne’er shall you have need to call for a rope. We shall be humbly at your service.
We hope that your adventurous spirit has influenced the world to seek excitement some 300 feet above the ground while ziplining at speeds up to 55 miles per hour because, simply put, that’s what we can’t wait to share with you when we unfurl the red carpet (or perhaps red harness?) upon your Navitat visit.
To conclude: Here’s to a leader unafraid of having a little fun, who has allowed the world to laugh along with him, and whose ziplining career (we can surely hope) has only just begun.
Mr. London Mayor Boris Johnson — we salute you! And we hope to see you very soon indeed!
With warmest regards and congratulatory cheers for your valiant ziplining effort,
Your Friends at Navitat Canopy Adventures in the good ol’ U.S. of A.
Happy 30th Birthday to ‘Glee’ star Harry Shum Jr.!
Joined by more than a dozen friends (including fellow Glee cast mates), Harry spent Saturday, May 12 ziplining through the trees of the rugged San Gabriel Mountains, just 90 minutes northeast of Los Angeles, at Navitat Canopy Adventures.
Judging by his Tweet (and some pretty awesome photo evidence), it seems Harry had a good time:
@iharryshum: Zip-lining was epic to the max! Thanks to the tour guides and @navitatca. Let the good times zip!
And so did one of his fellow Glee cast mates…
@DiannaAgron: Hey remember when we went ziplining through the forest? Oh yeah. That was awesome. #saturdayactivities #navitat #gothere
Open since July 2011, Navitat Canopy Adventures is a high-adventure zipline canopy tour located near Los Angeles, California. Awarded “Best of L.A.” honors by L.A. Weekly and CBS Los Angeles, the tour has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, on “Conan,” and as the backdrop of Geico’s Maxwell the Ziplining Pig commercial. Navitat’s original tour is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. USA TODAY called it “One of 10 Great Zip Lines in the U.S.” in 2010.
The Navitat crew sure had a blast hosting Harry and his friends for such a great celebration, and we can’t think of a better way to mark the big 3-0 than ziplining at speeds of 35 to 55-mph more than 30 stories above the forest floor!
Inspired to zipline like Harry and his friends? We can’t wait to welcome you (especially all you Gleeks) for a high-flying forest adventure! LEARN MORE ABOUT NAVITAT — or,