Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Cañon City

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Royal Gorge Bridge and Park boasts the highest bridge in the United States, spanning the gorge at 291 m (955 ft) above the Arkansas River. You'll appreciate the view by crossing the bridge on foot to peer down into the canyon below. In the park, you'll find a sky coaster that carries you over the gorge at high speeds. A gondola ride down the river adds a little romance to the great outdoors, while ziplines and mini trains allow you to give your feet a rest. Start at the visitor center to purchase tickets and pick up a map of the area. Add Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to your Cañon City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cañon City trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • We stopped here to relive a childhood experience for my husband. The sites and views were astounding. It has gotten a bit commercial, but the history of the bridge still makes the stop worth it. We... 
    We stopped here to relive a childhood experience for my husband. The sites and views were astounding. It has gotten a bit commercial, but the history of the bridge still makes the stop worth it. We...  more »
  • Visited with family on a day that was fairly windy and so our time on the bridge was limited and the tram from one side of the gorge to the other was shut down due to the winds. We did get some... 
    Visited with family on a day that was fairly windy and so our time on the bridge was limited and the tram from one side of the gorge to the other was shut down due to the winds. We did get some...  more »
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  • What an amazing view! I really enjoyed the day. Consequently, there was a storm coming in, so we were not able to ride the gondola across the canyon. The Park Ranger Michael was so kind. He gave us a really nice history of the park, and let us know if we came back the next day our tickets would still be valid. The Raphtor Show was really educational. The landscaping is pretty. It was worth the drive! Go check it out!
  • The views here are absolutely amazing! We came in the morning when the park first opened and it did not disappoint! We rode the gondola first, which actually gave us a pretty easy walk back. I highly suggest doing that first if it's on the docket of things to do. After that, we walked the bridge back which lead to some spectacular views, if you can handle the swaying bridge of course! If you're from the States, make sure to take a picture with your flag. We enjoyed a delicious meal in their cafeteria and opened up the wallet for some swag at the gift shop. After the fire, they really did a great job putting this place back together and adding some exciting improvements. This is a must for families and sightseers!

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