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Canon City, Colorado: America's Highest Suspension Bridge

Now pedestrian-only, 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

4218 County Rd 3a, Canon City, CO
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.
Daily 10-dusk (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $29. Overlook is free.
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America's Highest Suspension Bridge

Awesome views! Take your time and enjoy what it has to offer. If you ca'nt make the walk across and back or both, there is a tram you are able to ride. Great fun for the fearless and adrenaline rush junkies.

[Nona Fisher, 06/03/2021]

America's Highest Suspension Bridge.

America's Highest Suspension Bridge

The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park was the site of a massive fire in 2013. 90 percent of the park was destroyed, including 48 of 52 structures, the aerial tram, and the incline railway. 32 of the bridge's 1,292 wooden planks were burned. The park has been revamped and reopened as of 2015, no longer a "Southern theme park." You can traverse the gorge on the new gondola and return by zip line, then walk across the bridge enjoying the view of the gorge.

[Rena Webber, 07/27/2019]
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 TracksDinosaur Tracks, Canon City, CO - 4 mi.
Dinosaur Built by Prison EmployeesDinosaur Built by Prison Employees, Canon City, CO - 4 mi.
Bird Millman, Highwire DancerBird Millman, Highwire Dancer, Canon City, CO - 5 mi.
In the region:
Bicycle Fence, Orange Dinosaur, Lake George, CO - 35 mi.

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