The Royal Gorge, a canyon carved by the Arkansas River, has become a popular attraction for those visiting Cañon City, Colorado. There are many ways to experience the Royal Gorge, from rafting the river to traveling by train through the canyon. The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park will most definitely be an unforgettable experience, since this is where one of the world’s highest suspension bridges is. Walk across the bridge, soar in a gondola, fly on a zip line or simply enjoy the magnificent views of the Royal Gorge at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park.
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No matter how you choose to experience the Royal Gorge, you’re watching history in the making. This canyon was created by the Arkansas River millions of years ago. Now the canyon is about 10 miles long and has granite walls that rise over 1,000 feet. However the Arkansas River, one of the longest rivers in America, continues to carve the gorge. Therefore every 2,500 years, the river increases the depth of the gorge by approximately a foot.
This impressive natural marvel draws many tourists each year. Actually the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park has been in operation for more than 85 years and has pleased over 26 million guests. This theme park all started with the bridge, which was built in 1929. The bridge spans the width of the gorge, so all those who walk across the bridge can look into the canyon below. At 1,270 feet across and 956 above the river, this suspension bridge is both thrilling and iconic.
The bridge isn’t the only thing that is found at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Perfect for families, this theme park offers adrenaline-filled rides such as the Royal Rush Skycoaster and the Cloudscraper Zip Line. However children will enjoy the Children’s Playland while those wanting a smooth and peaceful ride will love taking the aerial gondola across the gorge.
The Royal Gorge has drawn visitors to this area for decades. And there is no better way to experience this canyon than at a bird’s eye view at Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Open all year round, you can experience one of Colorado’s most incredible natural wonders any time of year. Remember to bring your camera, because you won’t want to forget the incredible views found from this incredible Colorado attraction.
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park Information:
- Address: 4218 Co Rd 3A, Cañon City, CO 81212
- Website: http://royalgorgebridge.com/rides-attractions/royal-gorge-bridge/