Drive the World's Highest Suspension Bridge

Top Denver Day Trips & Overnighters: Royal Gorge Bridge & Park and Canon City (116 miles)
Royal Gorge Bridge, the world’s highest suspension bridge
SUPER SPAN: Royal Gorge Bridge, the world’s highest suspension bridge (Digital Vision/Getty)
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park/Canon City: Day Tripping FAQ
Distance from Denver: 116 miles
Attractions: Scenic views, world's highest suspension bridge and longest
single-span aerial tram, rafting, train, winery, wildlife park, burro rides, covered wagons
Ages: Rafting: mostly 12 &up; other activities: All
More Info: Canon City Travel Guide

My husband's parents once claimed he tried to kill them; he had sent them motoring across the highest suspension bridge in the world. Royal Gorge Bridge hangs a heady 1,053 feet above the raging Arkansas River. Fear of heights? Don't go there. For views, it's breathtaking. Fortunately, you can also experience the gorge via railroad, or by raft thanks to numerous outfitters. Royal Gorge Route Railroad operates daily; ask about wine and dinner trains and a train/rafting combo. Wine lovers should also visit the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Inside the park, ride the dizzying aerial tram, carousel, burros, covered wagons, and incline railway, or take in the petting zoo, wildlife park, and shows (some attractions seasonal).


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