Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, one of Colorado’s iconic and must-see attractions celebrates its 90th Anniversary in 2019. Known as America’s Bridge in the heart of the Royal Gorge Region, visitors can walk across one of the world’s highest suspension bridges and take in pure Colorado fun and scenery.
The park, including the Bridge and Visitor Center, is open year round. The Visitor Center with its mammoth deck overlooking the gorge is the perfect place to shop, dine, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. Café 1230, provides breathtaking views while guests can enjoy a scrumptious meal, snack, or favorite brew. The Cafe’s name stands for the number of planks on the bridge - 1,230.
World class attractions include new gondolas traversing 2,400 feet across the gorge. Tommy Knockerland, a children’s play land, features a beautifully crafted carousel and climbing structures. Kids will enjoy the splash pad, wax hand store and sluice box during the summer months. Be sure to visit the park’s Plaza Theater and Historical Expo to view the history of the park and in the summer months watch the birds of
For the daring, the Royal Gorge Cloudscraper by ZipRider flies guests a thousand feet over the river, or patrons can experience the World’s Scariest Skycoaster sitting on the very edge of the gorge. Both rides are open mid-March to end of December (weather permitting.)
Entertainment abounds during the summer months where guests can enjoy bands and special entertainment. Thanksgiving and Christmas are special times of the year and the park is open for your Holiday entertainment.
The park has 90 years of rich history beginning with the spectacular undertaking of building the Royal Gorge Bridge in 1929 with good ‘ol American ingenuity. Holding the title of the world’s highest suspension bridge for over 7 decades, the bridge is the highest in America. In 2013 a wildfire destroyed 90 percent of the park and in only 14 months a new park was re-opened. The bridge sustained only minimal damage. The park will continue to grow in the coming years.
Check the website www.royalgorgebridge.com for events and updates for the 90th Celebration. The park is looking forward to another 90 years of spectacular!