The Royal Gorge:
Cañon City

by | Oct 21, 2020 | 0 comments

The Royal Gorge suspension Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in the United States.  It was built in 1929 and is really amazing. Equally fascinating is the most awesome view from the bridge. The gorge and surrounding canyons are breathtaking! Just crossing the bridge took us quite a while. We kept stopping to admire the remarkable views crossing from one side to the other. The Royal Gorge is just an hour away from Colorado Springs.

After we walked across the bridge we continued  on to wait in line for the gondola that crosses the gorge parallel with the bridge but before we made it up it was closed due to strong winds.  The zipline also closed for the same reason. We were disappointed but there was no advance warning in the weather forecast. The Royal Rush Skycoaster ride was open where riders (up to 3 together) are dangled and flown over the Arkansas River at up to 50 MPH. It looked really thrilling! The line was long since the other rides were closed and because of the covid19 precautions taken so we had to pass on that too.

The Tommy Knocker playground is a fun play area for children. There is a two story climbing structure and a vintage style carousel. The Splash Pad and Wax Hands were not open due to the pandemic.

Although we were disappointed by not being able to enjoy the gondola ride and zip lines we were able to take in the most awesome views of the gorge.

Posted: October 21, 2020

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.


4218 Co Rd 3A

Cañon City, CO 81212

Phone Number:


Hours: 10AM–5PM


General Admission tickets includes the Bridge, Aerial Gondolas (weather permitting), Plaza Theater and Tommy Knockerland (seasonal). Extra pay features include the Royal Rush Skycoaster, the Cloudscraper Zip line by ZipRider, and the Royal Gorge Via Ferrata.

Peak Season Rates – May 1 through September 30
Adults (13 & up): $29 / person
Children (6-12 yrs): $24 / person
Children 5 and under are free

Off-Peak Season Rates – Oct 1 through April 30
Adults (13 & up): $25 / person
Children (6-12 yrs): $20 / person
Children 5 andup

For Gondola and ride prices check online:


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