We were not only able to stand on this brand new stage, but we also toured areas that most fans don’t get to see and went backstage where thousands of performers have walked and autographed before hitting the stage.
After our backstage tour, we enjoyed the acoustics of the this one-of-a-kind amphitheater filled with the groovy music of Lotus. Lotus was the last band to play on the old Red Rocks stage and the first to play on the new stage. To say the least, it was a great way to start this epic anniversary season!
Watch more from this once-in-a-lifetime experience in my YouTube video below - and book yourself some tickets ASAP before they sell out!!
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The Royal Gorge Bridge is The United States’s highest suspension bridge, and used to be the highest in the world!
You can see more from our exhilarating zip line across Royal Gorge in my YouTube video below.
All these fun activities being said - I must warn that the park can be very windy, and sometimes park management has to shut down the attractions.
Royal Gorge has always been a major attraction in Colorado even before the bridge and park were built! Not only are the rocks stunning, they are filled with valuable minerals. For this reason, railroad companies fought to lay track inside the gorge.
The Royal Gorge was the intersection of the Rio Grande and Santa Fe Railways, and it is a truly historical and remarkable location. You can walk around the park and learn all about the history of the bridge, the land, the wildfires, and the railroad, or you can ride the train and experience it for yourself!
Ride the scenic Royal Gorge Route Railway!
Riding the train is the most expensive way to see the canyon, but the experience is worth every dollar. We paid to have first-class, “Vista Dome”, seats with floor to ceiling windows for the best seated view on the train.
Book your own seat on The Royal Gorge Route Railway, here: https://www.royalgorgeroute.com
See more from our romantic ride on The Royal Gorge Route Railway in my video below!
Climb it or Raft it!
There are a few other ways to see the gorge that I haven’t tried. You can whitewater raft down the Arkansas River or take the Via Ferrata climbing routes up the gorge’s walls. These both seem incredibly fun, and I plan to do both soon!
Until then though, my memories at Royal Gorge will always be so special to me thanks to all the fun and excitement I've had in this unique Colorado landscape.
I hope you take a trip out there yourself to enjoy the views with your own two eyes, it's absolutely worth it!
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Just take a scenic drive around and enjoy the views!
Go for a hike!
Try out rock climbing.
Given this place’s popularity, I can understand why they ask you to stay on the pavement. With a permit, it is possible to go off the less-popular trails, and if you want a much closer experience, you can rock climb some of the formations! I have never done it, but you can read about the process online at The Garden of The Gods Website here: https://www.gardenofgods.com/things-to-do/things-1/rock-climbing
Take in ALL of the views, *hint* there's more than the red rocks!
It is a bit of hike down to the main structures from P9, so I usually drive to a different lot if I want to head into the heart of the park. The main parking lot and the few just past it provide the easiest access to the primary formations and have paved leading inside. No matter what parking lot you chose, the scenes are unbelievable.
Go horseback riding!
You can see more from our fun ride in this YouTube video below!
No matter what way you choose to visit Garden of the Gods you can't go wrong. Take your take, and enjoy all the views you can handle.
I hope my guide helps you enjoy your time in Colorado Springs! Enjoy!
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The Top 5 Places to Take Engagement Picture Across Colorado
My Favorite 3 Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park
Where to Take Your Family On Spring Break
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