BlogSummit High Adventure: How It Stacks Up

Posted on April 8, 2013 by
10,000 acres of high adventure goodness

When we’re talking high adventure, you know the Summit is all about it.

It’s big and there’s world class adventure to be had.

But to understand the scale of something you need to see it in context with other things in its class.

Well, feast your analytical eyeballs on this list of activity areas at the Summit and where they rank in the—

wait for it—

world.

That’s right. Check it out

Canopy Tours

  • No. 1 in the world in total mileage
  • 48 canopy zip tours
  • 8 canopy skills stations
  • 56 total canopy stations

Zip Lining

  • No. 1 in the world in total mileage
  • 15 zip Lines
  • Total length – 28,750 feet (5.45 miles)

Challenge Courses

  • No. 1 in the world for number of courses available at one facility
  • Two Action Point courses
  • Four Adventure Valley courses
  • Six total challenge courses

Mountain Biking

  • No. 1 purpose built facility in the world and no. 3 in the world for total mileage
  • 36 miles of trails
  • Three jump courses
  • Three pump courses
  • Two skills courses
  • Nine rescue trails
  • 50 total trails

BMX

  • No. 2 in the world for indoor and outdoor square footage of facilities
  • Speed and style area—20,000 square feet
  • BMX pump track—3,000 square feet
  • Downhill track—40,000 square feet
  • Flat race track—40,000 square feet
  • Tabletop jumps—20,000 square feet
  • Freestyle Track – 20,000 square feet
  • BMX assessment area—13,500 square feet
  • Mountainboard track—60,000 square feet
  • BMX race track—32,000 square feet
  • BMX duel track—11,009 square feet
  • BMX jump track—14,163 square feet
  • Total BMX area—273,672 square feet

Skate

  • No. 2 in the world for outdoor square footage of facilities
  • Skate assessment area—12,500 square feet
  • Skate plaza—38,793 square feet
  • Beginners area—10,225 square feet
  • Intermediate area—16,425 square feet
  • Skate bowls area—9,200 square feet
  • Total skate area—103,993 square feet

Rock Climbing

  • No. 1 man-made outdoor facility in the world
  • 125 climbing stations
  • 100 bouldering stations
  • 42 rappelling stations
  • Six “leap of faith” stations
  • 273 total stations

Barrels

  • No. 3 in the world in total shooting opportunities
  • 79 sporting clay stations
  • 50 trap stations
  • 20 five-stand stations
  • 60 rifle stations
  • 20 pistol stations
  • Four steel challenge stations
  • 512 village airsoft targets
  • 588 jungle airsoft targets
  • 1,333 total unique shooting opportunities

Archery

  • No. 3 in the world for total shooting opportunities
  • 60 static stations
  • 36 sporting stations
  • 10 long distance stations
  • 10 sporting arrow (moving) stations
  • 116 total stations

Rafting

  • The New River is one of the most popular day rafting rivers in America
  • Upper New River spots—450
  • Lower New River spots—150
  • Total rafting spots per day—600

Keep in mind there are still staff opportunities for most of these areas as well as medical and security detail during the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Why not help out?