Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Canon City

3.6
#3 of 12 in Transportation in Colorado
Canyon Tramway Must See
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park boasts the highest bridge in the United States, spanning the gorge at 291 m (955 ft) above the Arkansas River. You'll appreciate the view by crossing the bridge on foot to peer down into the canyon below. In the park, you'll find a sky coaster that carries you over the gorge at high speeds. A gondola ride down the river adds a little romance to the great outdoors, while ziplines and mini trains allow you to give your feet a rest. Start at the visitor center to purchase tickets and pick up a map of the area. Add Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to your Canon City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Canon City trip itinerary planning tool .
Create an itinerary including Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
map
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
2,569 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • We came here right after sunrise and walked across the bridge- we had it all to ourselves! We came back later in the day and did the Skycoaster which was sooooo exhilarating and fun and then rode the ...  more »
  • The bridge is so awesome to walk across! The whole park is alot of fun! A very good walking workout.  more »
  • Went in the off season, so not much open. We did the gondola (nice) and walked the bridge. Its impressive, but its a bridge. The incline no longer runs, it was damaged beyond repair in 2013 during a f...  more »
Google
  • Truly amazing place. Breathtaking. Go to the lookout on the gravel road located before the entrance for an awesome view of the bridge. It can be fairly windy here so leave your hat in the car. If the wind is too strong the gondola and zip line will be closed. It's fun to stand in the middle of the bridge and watch how much it moves and sways in the wind.
  • Truly stunning. The photos don't do it justice. Not gonna lie, I'm terrified of heights and only made it about 1/3 of the way out. The weather wasn't great today so the gondola etc were closed, but I received a $2 discount because of that. I felt like this was a one of a kind opportunity and I'm glad I tried it. I've walked over many bridges and not one compares to this. By the way, I don't think this is too scary for most people - no one else seemed to mind! You could easily spend the day here just taking in the sights, but also get a lot done in a short period of time if you are stopping by on your way somewhere else, like we were!
  • Awesome Experience &Totally enjoyed the day! Weather on the day we visited is pretty good too. The employees are so friendly and helpful. Gondola experience is a must and we did it around 4-5 times. We enjoyed the views and the walk on the suspension bridge! Couldn't take Zip line as it is bit pricey. Totally worth the visit.
  • A beautiful place to visit! A very well setup tourist attraction set around one of Colorado's natural wonders. I highly recommend the Royal Gorge to everyone. Our family enjoyed every minute of the experience and we would love to visit again on our next trip to visit our family in Colorado!
  • We visited about third week of march during our spring break. Lucky for us the weather was nice & not many people so we can enjoy better. We came around 9.30 am so we can find parking closer to entrance and enjoy the bridge first before all rides open. My suggestion come close to 10am and ride gondola immediately, get out from gondola on the other side & then exploring places will be easier because it's all down the hill. We did the other way because our timing was 9.30 (rides wasn't open yet) then crossing the bridge and everything is walking uphill (it's hard for small kids or strollers etc). However don't despair, the park provide a white van that drive around the park to pick up and drop to where ever you wanted. The driver was really nice and kept asking us if we were tired. We only saw 1 van though but mostly empty (either people isn't aware or timing isn't working out). We did ride 1x and he drop us to the playground. Don't miss riding the gondola, it's really looks new, nice and exciting, also offers an awesome view. The bridge as the main attractions is exceptional. Playground (5-12 yo) also cool. The Cafe looks professional & classy, we had lunch there. Hoping the park start providing recycle bins through out the park. I also remember a ride down to the river but the van driver told us that attraction is gone after the fire. Overall it's still nice place to visit.

Plan your trip to Canon City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Canon City

There are a number of hotels and motels in Cañon City to suit a variety of tastes. Accommodations closer to downtown are more expensive, but visitors staying there can visit the city's most popular cultural attractions, restaurants, and bars on foot. Those who want to immerse themselves in the city's rich history can find several bed and breakfasts set in converted Victorian homes. For the real deal, look for one with period furnishings. You can take advantage of the city's surroundings by staying in a campsite or RV park on the outskirts of town.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Canon City by other users

9 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, culture, outdoors, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans