Summer High Ropes Challenge at Eagle Bluff
August 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Experience the thrill of a high ropes course with friends and family!
Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. Do this all while enjoying the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Please note: You will be grouped with others registering for the same time slot. If you would like to reserve your own private session you may purchase the entire time slot.
Pre-registration and moderate physical ability are required. Ticket sales end 1 day before the event. Please call 507-467-2437 with registration questions.
For a video about what to expect at Summer High Ropes Challenge, check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHo-961eRQU
When should I arrive?
We ask that everyone arrives 5-10 minutes before the start time. You can use this time to get a drink of water or use the restrooms in our visitor’s center. If you are running late, please give us a call at (507) 467-2437.
Can I just show up and pay at the door?
We strongly advise pre-registering online to ensure you get a spot! There is a maximum number of participants allowed at each session, so if all spots are already filled for the day/time you show up, you will not be able to go on the course.
Is there an age limit to participate?
Height is more important than age for the course. We require a participant to be at least 34″ tall from the ground to their belly button.
Participants under 18, accompanied by someone other than their parent/guardian, must provide a medical form signed by a parent/guardian to participate. Please print and sign a medical release form to present at check-in.
What if the weather is bad?
The course will be open rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. The event will only be called off if the instructors deem the weather unsafe and in that instance if you have not attempted the course you will be provided a refund.
How long will the course take?
The ropes course can take anywhere from 1-3 hours. That time includes walking to the course, going through equipment and safety protocols, watching an instructor demonstrate the course, and then each individual entering the course. Your exact amount of time is usually determined by when you ascend the course in relation to the other participants. The course itself takes anywhere from 10-40 minutes for each individual. Once you (and any individuals you came with) are finished with the course, you are free to leave.
What else can I do at Eagle Bluff?
There are lots of trails to hike at Eagle Bluff. Maps are available at the Visitor’s Center to guide you on you exploration of deciduous woods, rolling prairies, coniferous woods, or the Root River. Besides hiking, we have a few very unique overlooks at the bluff. You can also borrow binoculars from the front desk for birding and try our geocaching course. There are picnic tables around campus for public use.