Colorado - Royal Gorge Bridge

The Royal Gorge Bridge crosses the Arkansas River. Ride a zipline, gondola, or walk across the bridge. $23  www.royalgorgebridge.com
The Royal Gorge Bridge crosses the Arkansas River. Ride a zipline, gondola, or walk across the bridge. $23 www.royalgorgebridge.com

"The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Cañon City, Colorado within Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, a 360-acre  amusement park located along the edge of the Royal Gorge around both ends of the bridge. The bridge crosses the gorge 955 feet  above the Arkansas River and held the record of highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2001 when it was surpassed by the Liuguanghe Bridge in China. The Royal Gorge Bridge maintained the title of the world's highest suspension bridge until the Beipan River Guanxing Highway Bridge was completed in 2003, also in China. The bridge remains the highest bridge in the United States and was among the ten highest bridges in the world until 2012."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Gorge_Bridge

The Gorge is located 58 miles SW of Colorado Springs, CO.

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"There are multiple ways to experience the grandeur of the gargantuan Royal Gorge Bridge. Stroll across to stand 956 feet above the Arkansas, marvel at the structure’s complex engineering and peer over the edge to spot whitewater rafters cruising the rapids down below. Or glide across to soak up jaw-dropping 360-degree panoramas of the rugged canyon and neighboring mountains from the comfort of a slick aerial gondola. ... The Cloudscraper ZipRider is North America’s highest zipline and allows intrepid visitors to soar 1,200 feet above the Arkansas using the latest harness and breaking systems. Open March 11, 2017–January 7, 2018, the zipline is a hand-free, bucket-list-worthy ride. The Royal Rush Skycoaster, which drops visitors in a 50-mile-per-hour free fall and dangles them above the river, is another stomach-flipping experience. Up to three people can embark on the ride together — so you don’t have to brave the coaster alone! ... With slides, nets, tunnels, 20-foot towers and a splash pad, the park’s new Tommy Knocker Playland keeps little ones occupied for hours. Other grin-inducing activities for kiddos include gold panning and a classic carousel. Meanwhile, the new Visitor Center is the place to watch zipliners fly across the gorge from the sunny deck, grab a bite to eat amid incredible views at Café 1230 and pick out souvenirs at the gift shop. And shutterbugs will delight in the numerous Photo Lookout Areas located throughout the park — making it super easy to capture Insta-worthy photos of the bridge, gorge and surrounding area."

http://www.colorado.com/articles/5-reasons-spend-day-royal-gorge-bridge-park

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