Big Cedar Lodge debuts Sky Trail high ropes course
Big Cedar Lodge, America’s premier wilderness resort located 10 miles south of Branson in Ridgedale, Missouri, is debuting an outdoor Sky Trail Explorer ropes course early this summer. The multi-level attraction stands over 40ft tall and contains more than 60 different elements, including a rolling log, swaying ladder, and narrow balancing beam.
Participants are required to wear a safety harness that is inserted into the steel U.S. patented overhead tracking system to assure a safe adventure, and without ever unhooking their safety harness from the system, participants can grasp ropes and railings as they make their swaying way through the course.
The four-story Sky Trail Explorer ropes course is located on the back of the Fun Mountain on 4,600 acres settled on Big Cedar Lodge. It includes two electronic Sky Rail zip lines that allow participants to zip over the attractions below. Participants can also try the QUICKjump free fall from a platform at the top of the ropes course. This course joins the kid-sized Sky Tykes course that was built last year on the site and is specifically designed for smaller children ages 2-7 or under 48 inches tall.
Johnny Morris, founder and owner of Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge, was prompted to add a high ropes course to his expansive wilderness resort after seeing a similar attraction featured at other destinations. He recognized the appeal of providing an interactive, family-friendly activity that was in alignment with his conservationist philosophy for recreation.
“We want Fun Mountain visitors to experience the beauty of the Ozarks in a whole new way that is unlike anything else in the region,” explained Morris. “With live alligators and pythons living beneath this four-story wonder, it’s sure to elevate the challenge and thrill of the ropes course, while being perfectly safe,” he assured.