Hanging 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River is the world's highest suspension bridge. Looking down the narrow canyon with ... More
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
Hanging 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River is the world's highest suspension bridge. Looking down the narrow canyon with steep granite cliffs, it is hard to imagine how this spectacular bridge was constructed in 1929 without any major accidents. Riding the aerial tram or the world's steepest incline train through the gorge offers heart-stopping excitement. A visitors center, nature center, restaurant and kiddie rides are all part of this magnificent 500-acre park. Located in Canon City, one-hour southwest of Colorado Springs. Admission: USD20adults, USD16 children, USD 18 seniors.
The place was absolutely Great! We wound up going the long way around, but the scenery was great! My girls loved all the animals as well as my husband and my self. We saw a White Buffalo as well as Elk and Big Horn Sheep. The bridge was HUGE and awesome, but I am afraid of heights so I only made it half way across. It's truly a sight to behold and I recomend that everyone go to see it. It is definitly worth the drive.
We've been to Royal Gorge twice in the past nine years. At first just the hubby, two sons and myself. Next trip we took five grandkids and their parents. No easy feat when you consider we live in Illinois. Was it worth the trip? You bet it was! There is something to spark delight in everyone.