Royal Gorge, Colorado Springs
This is one of the more fabulous sites to see in all of the US. It is a gorge carved out by the Arkansas River, and is 1,053 deep. At the near bottom there is a railroad that goes through some of the gorge. Yes, trips are available. Coach is $32.95 for an adult, and it goes up from there, depending on if you want a dinner ride, luxury, and other upscale. The ride is round trip of 12 miles and 2 hours. The train ceased operation in 1967 due to safety, but got revived in 1999 again.
The magnificence of the gorge itself and what the Arkansas River carved out is why you come here. You can walk out onto the bridge, and it is scary to hang over the side and look down. Got my first sensation of losing control here, and now claustrophobic. The bridge was built in 1929 and is 1260 feet long; the largest suspension bridge in US. It was built in 1931 and is a steep 45 degrees. Other the newer addition is the whole new park complex of shops and things to do for activities for children. Back in 1985 the area was more "rustic" and that was a positive in my opinion. If I only had the pictures that are misplaced, a personal view could be presented.
A few years ago in the USA we were into shock and Awe -- Well this place has the Awe and if you suffer from Vertigo the shock. The Royal Gorge Bridge the highest suspension bridge in the world. The Royal Gorge Park is packed with scenic beauty in fact for the VTer from abroad the natural beautify in place like this are really what one should see the cities well not so intresting as in Europe and Asia.
The Skycoaster is the scariest in the World really you are haging in a harness a thousand meters over the River going at 60 or 70 KPH
Point Sublime as they say is a view of the world well you get some nice photos of the Colorado springs area.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is located at an impressive stretch of the Arkansas River. Often called the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas, this river cuts a deep groove into the surrounding landscape. The Royal Gorge bridge stretches 1,260 feet across the gorge and exists solely as a tourist attraction. It was built in 1929 and takes visitors to a spot 1,053 feet above the raging river and its rafts and kayaks.
Also in the area are a cable car, incline railway, wagon rides, burro rides, a railroad, as well as shows, a petting zoo, and other things to keep you busy all day.
Admission is $21 for adults and includes most attractions.
Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest bridge in the world, spanning Royal Gorge Canyon over 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River below. The bridge is made with wooden planks and at several spots there is enough space between the planks that you can see straight down to the river. AMAZING VIEW!!
Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest bridge in the world, spanning Royal Gorge Canyon over 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River below. If you're scared of heights YOU WILL NOT LIKE THIS BRIDGE!!!! I cannot stress that enough! The bridge is steel supports but is made with wooden planks, not cement like most bridges, when a car or bus drives by as you're walking, you can feel the wooden planks moving and vibrating below you. And at several spots there is enough space between the planks that you can see straight down to the rushing river over 1,000 feet below you! In the picture, the bridge is the thin sliver of silver bisecting the top half of the picture.