Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
“Awe” doesn’t begin to describe what you’ll feel when walking or driving across the Royal Gorge Bridge, one of the highest suspension bridges in the world and an unforgettable quarter-mile journey through the clouds. Or what you’ll experience in the expanded Royal Gorge Park, a unique combination of natural adrenaline, human achievement and scenic beauty that must be experienced to be believed.
The Royal Gorge region is rich with heritage and history, and loaded with a variety of activities sure to please everyone in the family on your Colorado vacation. Make the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park the first attraction you visit on your Colorado vacation.
Pets on leash welcome, may accompany family on a walk across the bridge. Pets may not go on rides, but there is a free kennel for them with one key for owner, while taking a break from the action. (Owner must supply food and water for them at kennel).
In 1929, Cañon City authorized the building of the Royal Gorge Bridge, which at 1,053 feet above the river, is one of the highest suspension bridges over water in the world.
Keep in mind that the Royal Gorge is a canyon on the Arkansas River and is often called the “Grand Canyon of the Arkansas.” With a width of 40-50 feet at its base, a few hundred feet at its top, and a depth of 1,200 feet in places, the 10-mile-long canyon is a narrow, steep gorge through the granite of Fremont Peak. Please be extra cautious when bringing your pets along! They should always stay on a leash!
The bridge forms the heart of Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, a theme park owned and operated by the city. There are plenty of fun things to do and ways to keep your family entertained for an entire day at the Royal Gorge Colorado Springs region. Here is a quick look at just a few of the fun things you can do!
In the summer months, whitewater rafting is also a very popular activity in the Royal Gorge. Tourists travel from around the world to tackle the Class IV rapids of the Arkansas River and enjoy the scenery of the gorge. The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is another spectacular way to travel through the Royal Gorge. For information, please visit royalgorgebridge.com
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Royal Gorge Park
4218 County Road 3A
Cañon City, CO, CO 81215