Walk off a Cliff

Deepelling is not bungee jumping, with its quick, what-the-hell-just happened rush. It is not abseiling, where you face the wall and bounce along to the bottom. No, this is a controlled upright descent, with your eyes looking directly at the very rocks that will splatter you over the riverbed. Conquer your fear of heights (and your fear of fear) as you bounce off the 135ft cliff-face, safely landing on your feet in the gorge below.

Overview

Length of Trip : 3-4 hours

Cost : $70 for three jumps

Best time to go : You can deepel year-round, but it’s way more pleasant in the summer months. During the summer: 7 days a week from 10AM to 6PM. During the months of May, June and September: from Thursday to Sunday and with a reservation the rest of the year.

Wheelchair friendly : No

Family friendly : Yes. The youngest deepeler was 7 years old! There are no weight limits.

Where to eat : Great pizza and Italian at Le Grande Saute Ristorante in Grand Falls. Another option is Pres du Lac inside the Quality Inn.

Official Site : www.openskyadventures.com

Where to Stay : A list of hotels, cottages, B&B’s and campgrounds around Grand Falls can be found by clicking here. The only full service hotel in Grand Falls is the Quality Inn.

Getting There : Download a pdf with directions to Open Sky Adventures here.

Note from Robin : You’re not going to have much choice, so look down anyway. By your third attempt, you’ll be springing off the wall like Spiderman.

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