South Central Colorado Sights

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

  • 4218 Fremont County Rd. 3A Map It
  • Cañon City
  • Amusement Park/Water Park
  • Royal George Suspension Bridge, Colorado, USA

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Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has the highest suspension bridge in North America. Never intended for traffic, it was constructed in 1929 as a tourist attraction. The 1,053-foot-high bridge sways on gusty afternoons and the river can be seen clearly between gaps in the boards, adding to the thrill of a crossing. You can cross the suspension bridge and also ride the astonishing aerial tram (2,400 feet long and more than 1,000 feet above the canyon floor). Remnants of a wildfire that ravaged the area in 2013 can be seen in the charred incline rail line, which remains on display but not functional on the canyon wall. As part of the renovations following the fire, the park opened a Children's Playland in 2015 with a playground, carousel, maze, and splash pad. A ride on the Royal Rush Skycoaster ensures an adrenaline rush—you'll swing from a free-fall tower and momentarily hang over the gorge. Also on hand are a theater that presents a 17-minute multimedia show, outdoor musical entertainment in summer, and the usual assortment of food and gift shops. Visiting this attraction can prove to be expensive for a family.

Sight Information

Address:

4218 Fremont County Rd. 3A, Cañon City, Colorado, 81212, USA

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Phone:

719-275–7507; 888-333–5597

Sight Details:

  • $23
  • Call ahead for hrs

Published 11/18/2015

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