Canon City, Colorado: America's Highest Suspension Bridge

The Royal Gorge Bridge hangs more than a thousand feet above the Arkansas River. Built in 1929 and still the USA's highest suspension bridge.

Royal Gorge Bridge

Address:
4218 County Rd 3a, Canon City, CO
Directions:
West of town. From the intersection of Hwy 115 and US 50, drive west on US 50 for a little over eight miles, then turn left onto County Rd 3a and drive south for 3.5 miles.
Phone:
719-275-7507
RA Rates:
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America's Highest Suspension Bridge

Glad we experienced it. Looking down on the gorge is thrilling and beautiful, but $26 per adult is a bit pricey for a second-rate Dollywood with a bridge. I wish we would have tried the funnel cake.

[Tina, 07/02/2012]

Royal Gorge.

Royal Gorge - Minnie Pearl Impersonator

The Royal Gorge (and world's highest suspension bridge) is beautiful without a doubt. You can drive over it, but it is a much easier walk. The BEST thing about this attraction by far, though, is how they have taken it to the level of "Southern Theme Park!" There is a Minnie Pearl impersonator (at least that is what she seemed to be doing) comedy on the hour, a mini zoo, a not half bad magic show, death defying, bungee rides out over the gorge, and even gross carnival food (think funnel cakes and all you can drink sodas). The view was amazing and all but the food is included in the price!

[Jessica Beatty, 10/22/2011]
America's Highest Suspension Bridge

There were some interesting things associated with the America's Highest Suspension Bridge, over the Royal Gorge. One of the side attractions was a miniature train ride, which took you through a series of "ghost towns." For example, you would round a bend, and come upon the "Town of Iron Springs," now deserted, except for a sign with the town's name, and an old set of rusted bed springs leaning against the sign. The former town of "Tin Cup" had a tin drinking cup nailed to its sign, and so on. Try pulling your tongue out of your cheek after this one.

[Don Fraysier, 10/12/1998]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Dinosaur Built by Prison EmployeesDinosaur Built by Prison Employees, Canon City, CO - 4 mi.
Museum of Colorado PrisonsMuseum of Colorado Prisons, Canon City, CO - 5 mi.
Chrome Bumper WarbirdsChrome Bumper Warbirds, Canon City, CO - 5 mi.
In the region:
Herkimer, the World's Largest Beetle, Colorado Springs, CO - 32 mi.

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