National Parks / Natural World
Royal Gorge Bridge And Park Canon City
Where is it at?
Royal Gorge Bridge And Park
4218 County Road 3A
Where are we going today?
If you had to guess where America's HIGHEST suspension bridge could be found, where would you guess?
If you said the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Colorado, you'd be right! It's over an amazing 1000ft high, and spans a 1/4 mile across a canyon. Pretty impressive!
This amazing man made feat is surrounded by some of Mother Nature's best work, so you get the best of both worlds! It really is a one of a king place for families to visit, and for kids to really experience something magical
At the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, there are a number of rides and attractions which will give you that unforgettable family day out.
Why not start your experience at the Visitor Center, where you can get your first glimpses of the amazing canyon. Located on the very edge of the north rim of the canyon, it's the perfect place to grab some good, or check out the souvenirs, and find out all about the attractions that are located in the park.
To the left side of the center, those adventurous family members might be keen to try the Zip Rider or the Gondola! With the Zip Rider, you can soar 1,200 ft above the incredible Arkansas River in your state of the art harness.
The new Aerial Gondola cars allow the family to glide 2,200 ft across the Royal Gorge too!
If you are still feel the rush, don't miss the Royal Rush Skycoaster, which is one of the most incredible experiences in the country! Just imagine you are free-fall sweep that takes you 50mph across that grand river - 1,200ft above it!
For something a little more gentle, the children's playground is filled with fun, where active kids can play freely with nets, ropes, slides and an enclosed playground! They can even enjoy the seasonal splash pad and carousel too!
So why not head on down to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Colorado where nature and adventure meet!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$22 - $25
- Children$20 (Ages 4 - 11)
- Free Under: 3 years
When can we go?
10am open. 4pm - 7pm close pending month.
Year round. Some attractions March to Sept/Oct
History comes to life for students as they learn about the earth, geology, and incredible man made wonders!.
From their own barbeque to classic American grilled hamburgers and delicious treats, you'll find a great selection of food and snacks located throughout the park. .
Any Top Tips?
Don't forget your camera! In summer, make sure you take hats and sunscreen too.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff about any special needs you may have!.
Can I get one of those?
Shop at the Drop! What's a vacation without shopping? Besides the necessities (like battiers and film) they offer a wide variety of authentic souvenirs, pottery, crafts, toys, T-shirts, and unique 'Made in Colorado' items. Better bring that pocket money!.
The bridge and the park are open from 7am - dusk, weather permitting. .
What people are saying?
by Karl Isbad
Wow.Wow. A beautiful wonder of nature transformed into a cheap carney show complete with ugly bridge, imprisoned animals and trashy looking human convenience amusement park for the greedy to make a buck and destroy the very beauty all claim they love.
I'll pass for a place that appreciates true beauty, nature and respects wildlife.
by tom waldron
I know I could not get close but still an experience to see, was awesome, only bad thing I encountered was a RV park called Starlight campgrounds just as you enter the road to royal gorge, had the misfortune to drive in to this place and was confronted by the nastiest rudest woman I have ever run in to.. was it a junk yard? or an RV park I still don't know,
by E medani
It is very beautiful, i loved too much. i recommended every one to visit it
by Eugenie Kemp
by Leah Squires
Oh wow! It's been a while since I've been there, but the memories are still so vivid. It's gorgeous! Even if you're afraid of heights, I think once you pluck up the courage to go across, as I did, you would be amazed! It's definitely worth the trip.