Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Canon 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 Canon City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Canon City trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • My family and I actually went on the Santa Express Train Ride through the Royal Gorge. This was an amazing time, during the holidays they decorate for Christmas and there is a stop to pick up Santa. T...  more »
  • What a great day trip from Colorado Springs! The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is quite something. We walked the suspension bridge one-way and took the gondola the other way. That way we have both exper...  more »
  • An amazing natural phenomenon!!! The Gondolas are soooooo scary. I was frozen and could not look around at all. Once you do the gondola the walking of the bridge is a piece of cake!!!! After exiting g...  more »
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  • This place is well worth the drive! It's mostly all new since the forest fire took it over a couple years ago. The gondola gets busy, bit the line moves fast. The zip line is not as scary as it looks and super fun! The bridge is not for people with a fear of heights. It's stable, but its a long way down if you look through the wood slats or over the edge. The movie about the history is actually worth watching. Had lunch in the main building and was pretty good. Overall, a fun place for everyone.
  • We spent several afternoon hours enjoying the magnificent sights of the Royal Gorge Bridge and area. Would have spent more time there if our schedule had allowed. The lines for the gondola ride were long so we didn't get a chance to do that, even though it was included in the entry price. The zip line looked exciting and was a planned activity, and very reasonably priced compared to other zip line attractions I've done, but did not get the chance, again due to long lines. The Skycoaster looked great for an adrenaline junkie and we watched many people soar out over the gorge's edge. It was Labor Day weekend when we were there, so the lines weren't unreasonable, just didn't fit with our time available. The live music was a nice surprise after walking across the bridge and we sat and enjoyed a cold drink while soaking up the beauty of the gorge area. Will definitely visit the area again and allow an entire day. Another matter I found interesting and appreciated was the gift shop prices were very reasonable compared to many attractions across the country. The staff throughout park was very friendly and helpful.
  • The zipline is scary -awesome. Too good for words, can only be experienced. The bridge over the river is awesome with breathtaking views. When the bridge sways slightly in windy conditions it is absolutely thrilling experience at a height of 1000 feet over the river flowing below. The gondola ride is pleasant and views are great. Added attraction buzzing hummingbirds nearby. All over very scenic place. Love COLORADO.
  • This is one of the best days you can spend outside. The park staff was likely the most friendly you will find. Very polite, helpful and even the employees driving golf carts around that had to pass you would stop and wait as people took pictures and were always helping tourists. I think they rival Disney with their approach to customers. Tons to do on site from the bridge, free outside shows, the theater, and thrill rides out over the cliff for the adrenaline junkies. Sunset is amazing, as the winds pick up and you can sense the power of mother nature.
  • This place is incredibly beautiful. It's a little pricey to get in but you do get a gondola ride included in your ticket. I wish the person at the front had told us we should take the gondola closest to the entrance because the other end is quite a walk, up some hills and stairs and my mother could barely make it with her arthritis in her hip. We asked a couple people in carts if they could take us to the top and one just refused and said they do not go that way however, we saw 2 of them go right up the hill. Overall it was fine, but the staff should be more helpful and warn people of the hills and stairs on the walk to the gondola.

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