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.
The city of Canon has taken an engineering marvel and turned it into a circus side show attraction. Had I done my homework before traveling across Colorado, I would have spent my time more wisely. Twenty five dollars a head to walk out on the bridge and snap a few photos. Needless to say, I as well as many others, turned around at the ticket window. I will definitely tell my friends and family to steer clear of Canon City and the bridge...very sad.
We just wanted to take a walk on the bridge and look around but the admission was $25 each (even though it is listed as less on their web site). That includes the petting zoo, etc so we passed it up. It is more a tacky amusement park than a chance to admire the views. There was a very short walk along the parking lot where we could get a view of the gorge and bridge.
If you want to see the gorge and petting zoo, or the rides it will cost you $100 for a family of 4. We just wanted to see the gorge. Price for a family of 4: $100. We walked away as did many other families.
I thought the place was really nice. Lots to see and do. Price is a little high but i thought it was worth it. We went on Fathers day and fathers got in free which i thought was really cool...not many places do that.
I loved my visit to the bridge, I expect to pay an entrance fee and have no problem doing so especially if it goes towards preserving something historic, (rather than making Walt Disney richer). The views are breath taking something you cant get from books or television, in addition they offer you a history lesson (for those of you who think its just a bridge to no where clearly didnt bother to learn anything during your visit). There is also the worlds steepest train ride down to the bottom of the canyon, definately worth experiencing as well, There is a zoo worth the visit.(no trick animals jumping through hoops- just animals as nature intended them to be.) What a unique place this is, plan to spend hours there is something for everyone, the experience is what you make it. Take your kids and your imagination and you wont be disappointed, by this lving history.
What a sad thing. When we visited the Gorge on our honeymoon 1970 and again in '71 you could drive across the bridge, ride the sky lift and also an elevator to the bottom for a very reasonable amount - such a shame to trash such a nice destination.
This is a lot of money for what one gets out of the trip. It is a long ways a way from anything else and has just a few things to do. It is better to go there in the evening when the prices are reduces limits what u can do but makes it a little more comfortable price range. There was a really neat swing that is extra of course that my friends enjoyed. but as far as exciting zoo all it is is a bunch of very old and dirty animals that really if u look closely in that area can see in the wildwith out the cages. I would recommend the garden of the gods which is a free city park and a wonderful day of adventure and natural beauty.
Guess what? Admission is now $23-25 for Adults and $18-20 for kids - so basically $100 for a family of 4. For what? A bridge to nowhere (you can't even see it or the canyon from outside the 3rd rate amusement park). The road to the bridge is a dead end - so you are stuck. Why was a bridge built at the end of a dead end road to nowhere? I can only assume that this has always been a low rent attraction, but I seem to remember being able to at least drive over it 30 yrs ago when my parents took me there. Times have changed - so hold on to your wallet. I suggest Pikes Peak and/or Garden of the Gods instead of this giant rip-off.
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