Visiting Royal Gorge, Colorado
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!
Read some of my other Colorado Guides below:
9/29/2022 12:43:38 pm
Wow, it is awesome that you mentioned that Royal Gorge is one of the must-see tourist attractions when we are in Colorado. My wife and I are planning to go to Colorado to renew our vows. I will definitely look at booking a train to Royal Gorge for a little sightseeing.
9/29/2022 11:50:58 pm
Absolutely! We love the Royal Gorge and Cañon City areas. Enjoy and congratulations :)
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