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Awesome High Ropes Course in Gunstock, NH

If you like adventure then the high ropes course at Gunstock Adventure Center in New Hampshire is for you! Remember we’ve been to the Killington adventure center and we loved it so we were excited to try this one. Besides the high ropes course, Gunstock also offers a huge amount of other activities. They have a mountain coaster, rock climbing walls, water balloon toss, zipline, stunt jump, as well as trampoline jumps. There are even little bikes and a playground for the younger kids.

Clint grew up going to Gunstock Mountain for skiing every year. His family had a house in town and would go up most weekends. So for him to bring the girls to Gunstock is a real treat. Gunstock, like a lot of other ski resorts, has added an adventure center. We decided to go for a weekend and check out what Gunstock had to offer. Well, there is a ton.

rock climbing at Gunstock Mtn.
Lots of fun activities

Kid’s High Ropes Course

This is a great feature of this adventure park. They have a kid’s course and an adult course. We took the girls on their ropes course first which worked out great. The girls went through the course together and encouraged each other on different obstacles. Some of the obstacles were more challenging than others.

Evelyn on the kids high ropes course
Evelyn figuring out an obstacle

There were several things I liked about this course. One is that it isn’t too high off the ground. Second is that the obstacles varied nicely. The third is the course has a zipline. Although they were a little unsure of the zipline, they both really like it. In fact, at the end of the course, they both wanted to go through again, immediately. We had them wait until we went through our course. Altogether they went on their course three times. They didn’t just like it; they loved it!

This is the girls first time through the course

High Ropes Course

For starters, this high ropes course is in the trees. This was very cool because you were in nature. For me, since I don’t like heights, I thought it would be worse. That wasn’t the case. In fact, it was easier. However, I have to admit I focused more on getting through each obstacle than on the ground. I think that might be the key. Either way, I didn’t have any issues with fear. Instead, I was excited and really enjoying myself.

Clint ziplining

The adult’s course has five sections. You can exit after each section if it’s not for you. Clint did all five I, however, only did three. Not because I wanted to stop, although the course gets harder as you go along. No, I stopped because even though the girls went through the kid’s course first, they were itching to go again. So I bowed out and took the girls to their course.

Leeanne in the tunnel on the high ropes course, Gunstock Mtn.
The tunnel

The adult’s course has some obstacles that are harder than the kid’s course which you would expect. For me, there were two obstacles I found challenging. The tunnel, because it was awkward to go through. I couldn’t really sit up so I was crouched forward but it was doable. The other obstacle that I had a difficult time with was the Tarzan rope. This isn’t because of anything to do with the rope or obstacle but because I really have no upper body strength. This is one of the obstacles you go through in the practice course that is low to the ground. I fail the Tarzan rope then so thankfully on the obstacle in the trees I was able to bypass it and do a tight rope run instead.

Clint repelling at the end of the course.

Mountain Coaster

Gunstock Adventure Center also has a mountain coaster. Their mountain coaster is also through the trees but there really isn’t a place to view the fun until the end. That said, it does go up high. In fact, if you are just looking at the track in front of you, you’d think you were going up 10 stories. Who knows maybe you do go up that high. There are two corkscrews in the coaster that are a lot of fun. You can take them at full speed and Clint does or you can break some. It’s really up to you. There are also some nice turns and loops on this coaster.

Clint and Ainsley at the end of a run on the mountain coaster

Evelyn on the mountain coaster

Other activities at Gunstock Adventure Center

There are a lot of other activities to enjoy as well. They have two tall climbing walls, below, and one smaller ‘rock-like’ wall (picture at the beginning). Just the climbing walls alone are awesome and can keep kids busy for a while. I was impressed with all the ride on bikes and toys for the little kids.

low ropes course
Low ropes course for young kids

It is really nice that they also have a low ropes course for younger kids. It may be low to the ground but the kids enjoyed it all the same. There is traditional playground equipment next to the lake if your kids want that. They also offer kayaks and paddleboats to take out. I especially love that the paddleboats have sun awnings. Just a nice extra touch.

In both the high ropes courses, there are zip lines. However, if you just want to take a zip line, they offer that as well. You zip line across a couple of mountain peaks and then down to the high ropes course base. From the peak to the base is over 3/4 of a mile long! They say you can reach speeds of 70mph, thankfully you can also control your speed. I’m not sure if I would like to go that fast or not. I’ll have to try next time we go.

the lake right next to the high ropes course
The lake

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finished! the high ropes course.
We finished the high ropes course!

Have you tried any adventure parks? Where have they been? What activities are your favorites? Do you like high ropes courses?

This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. Lori Nielsen

    Sounds like a fun course! I have several grandkids who would absolutely love this!

  2. Susan Whitehead

    That looks like a ton of fun! My kids did a simple ropes course in Dubai once and really loved it.

  3. Tricia Snow

    This looks like a great time for people who like heights! Great spot!

  4. Trisha

    This looks like so much fun, for children and adults! Thank you for sharing your experience!

    1. Leeanne

      I love the three levels of ropes courses for all ages.

  5. keagan

    Don’t you just love ropes courses? This place looks great.

  6. Pam

    This looks fun! I totally want to do the mountain coaster! Plus I always love a good ropes course.

    1. Leeanne

      Yes, Pam, this ropes course is awesome!

  7. Lisa Manderino

    We have done this in Utah and it is so much fun!

    1. Leeanne

      Yes, it has become a family favorite for us.

  8. Ola

    Seems like a fun family outing!

    1. Leeanne

      It really was. I can’t wait til the kids are old enough to go on the adult course. However, they might wait for it since it is much higher off the ground.

  9. Hera

    They have the high ropes activities in Northern Minnesota. Now I have to go check it out. This looks like fun!

    1. Leeanne

      I’m sure you will have fun.

  10. Vessy Smith

    Whoooa! What a fun place! Our kids would be all about it. We just tried a really crazy high ropes course in Singapore, and we are now hooked! 🙂

    1. Leeanne

      That’s awesome. I would love to hear about the ropes course in Singapore.

  11. Stacey Billingsley

    This is so cool! I’ve never done a rope course before, and the mountain coaster sounds fun. I like the different levels for activities. The whole family can have fun!

    1. Leeanne

      I do too, Stacey. This is the first adventure center I’ve been too that has 3 different levels of rope courses. I think it’s really great.

  12. Maggie

    My daughter would love this!!!

  13. kmf

    This looks so fun! I wanna go! I’ve overdue to visit Vermont and New Hampshire (lived in VT for five years) so definitely want to check out both adventure parks.

    1. Leeanne

      I’m sure you will like both of them.

  14. Julie Gazdecki

    What a fun adventure!! I’ve been wanting to do some kind of ropes course.

    1. Leeanne

      This is a great ropes course. I’m sure your family will have a blast!

    2. Leeanne

      This ropes course is really great. We loved being up in the trees.

  15. Missy

    Yes, I enjoy rope courses. We went to a course last summer in Flagstaff, AZ and it was great.

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