We continue our retirement travel journey as we visit Canon City, Colorado, and enjoy lunch on an epic two-hour Royal Gorge train tour on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. We see people enjoying Royal Gorge rafting on the Arkansas River and get a view of the Royal Gorge Bridge from 955 feet below. Later in the day, we walk across the wooden planks of the bridge, the highest bridge in the United States. We also encounter a giant tarantula along a walking path and take the Royal Gorge gondola ride back across the gorge when strong gusts of wind rock the gondola and put a scare into the travelers. Be sure to try both the bridge and the Royal Gorge train when you visit this spectacular place in Colorado.
Royal Gorge Train Ride, Bridge and Park
The Royal Gorge region near Canon City, Colorado is home to a trio of extraordinary attractions, collectively forming a must-visit destination. The Royal Gorge Train tour winds through the breathtaking Royal Gorge Canyon. It treats passengers unparalleled views of the rugged landscapes and the iconic Arkansas River below. The awe-inspiring Royal Gorge Bridge complements the journey. It is one of the world’s highest suspension bridges. It is suspended 956 feet above the river, provides a thrilling and panoramic experience. Additionally, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park offer an array of activities. They include zip-lining, gondola rides, and the thrilling Cloudscraper Roller Coaster. It will ensure visitors a memorable blend of natural beauty and exhilarating adventures in this spectacular Colorado locale.