Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is one of Colorado’s iconic and must-see attractions. Known as America’s Bridge located in the heart of the Royal Gorge Region, visitors can walk across one of the world’s highest suspension bridges and take in pure Colorado fun and scenery.
Not only can visitors enjoy the breathtaking scenery from above the gorge, they can now climb the steep walls on the new Royal Gorge Via Ferrata. This attraction is a protected and safe climbing system on the sheer vertical walls of the Royal Gorge, using trained guides, climbing lanyards with carabiners, steel cables, and iron rungs installed into the rock surfaces. Routes 400-600 feet into the gorge are tailor made for the beginner up to the advanced. This is a perfect family outing for an unforgettable experience. The Royal Gorge Via Ferrata is suitable for ages 12 and up. (Extra pay feature, reservations required.)
Other world class attractions include the gondolas traversing 2,400 feet across the gorge and Tommy Knockerland, a children’s play land, featuring a beautifully crafted carousel and climbing structures. Kids will enjoy the splash pad, wax hand store and sluice box during the summer months.
For the daring, the Royal Gorge Cloudscraper by ZipRider flies guests a thousand feet over the river, and patrons can experience the World’s Scariest Skycoaster sitting on the very edge of the gorge. Both are extra pay features and open mid-March to end of December (weather permitting.)
The park including the Bridge and Visitor Center is open 365 days a year. The Visitor Center with its mammoth deck overlooking the gorge is the perfect place to shop, dine, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings.
The park has a storied history beginning with the spectacular undertaking of building the Royal Gorge Bridge in 1929, and is the highest suspension bridge in America to date. The bridge survived a wild fire in 2013 and sustained only minimal damage while 90% of the park was destroyed. The re-build was a spectacular undertaking. Visit the Plaza Theater and Historical Expo for the whole story!
Check the website www.royalgorgebridge.com for more information, make online ticket purchases, or reservations for the Royal Gorge Via Feratta.