Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
Bucket list Top 10 things to see in Colorado!
Recommended by: Major Stephen Lang
My mom was all gushing over how beautiful the gorge was, but I was more interested in it for the thrill. The name is a little fooling. I thought I was going to just look at a stupid gorge and walk across a lame bridge. I was surprised when I saw the skycoaster ride. Suposingly it is the scariest in the world. The zipline terrified me, so I didn't ride that. I did ride the aerial tram, which was crazy fun. My mom made me go on a donkey ride which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
Who would have guessed that such a spectacular place could be formed around the natural wonder of the area? It's amazing to think that this park was not even finished until 1968, even though the incline has been part of the area since 1931. If you're traveling to the area, this park is truly a must-see. The view of the gorge is absolutely breathtaking.
Although making my son do the "nonthrill ride" was a challenge, it was well worth it. Walking across the highest suspension bridge in the world and riding a mule were my favorite activities. They were peaceful and a wonderful bonding experience for my son and I. I don't recommend bringing children under six years of age. I did bring my toddler on a separate day just to see the petting zoo, which was such a joyous event when you watch your child's face light up as he gets to feed the animals from his hand.
4218 County Road 3A, Cañon City, CO 81215
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