Royal Gorge Scenic Photo Tour
Royal Gorge Route Railroad
Cañon City, Colorado


See Also:
Royal Gorge Scenic Photo Tour From Above the Gorge

Highest Suspension Bridge in the World, Caņon City, Colorado

ROYAL GORGE SUSPENSION BRIDGE - The Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge is one of Cañon City's major outlying tourist attractions. Not only is the surrounding landscape breathtaking with the magnificent Sangre De Cristo Mountains within view, but the bridge itself is famous for being the highest suspension bridge in the world. And, the fact that it suspends over a steep and narrow gorge only adds to the awe and thrill of experiencing this combination of natural and man-made wonder.
So, just how high is this bridge? The bridge is over a quarter of a mile long and hangs 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River, which over time eroded this magnificent gorge.
Construction began on June 5, 1929 and was completed Nov. 1929 and today it is listed on the National Historic Register.

ROYAL GORGE ROUTE RAILROAD The 1950's era train winds through the famouse Royal Gorge in Cañon City, Colorado. "The Royal Gorge Route Railroad offers the best experience of the Royal Gorge on a breathtaking, 2-hour scenic and historic train ride on the most famous portion of the former Denver & Rio Grande Western train line".

ROYAL GORGE HELITOURS See the Royal Gorge by air; a thrilling experience!

USGS MAIN LINE OF RAILROAD FROM CAŅON CITY TO SALIDA - For in depth history and geology of the Royal Gorge canyon, with emphasis on what you would see when taking the train ride, this 1922 USGS publication, written by Marius R. Campbell and posted by the NPS, is an excellent start.

Photographs of Royal Gorge, Cañon City, Colorado were taken in August, 2005.
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