One of most unique theme parks of Colorado, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, is back in business after a massive fire in June, 2013. It is offering its visitors to experience the beauty of the Royal Gorge and the second highest suspension bridge in the world like never before. You can come on the weekend or holiday and take bus tours around the park and the bridge.
Now surrounded by the barren land, these two jewels of Colorado still have everything to impress and thrall the most demanding visitor. Towering 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River Royal Gorge Bridge gives you an opportunity to have “a 360 degree view of Colorado” (Peggy Gair) and enjoy the magnificent beauty of the gorge. The feeling of being so high above the river on the shaky suspension bridge is unforgettable. If you are not impressed enough, take a flight over the canyon from the world’s highest Sky coaster that survived the fire.
Many world class attractions got destroyed. The cliff terrace, the world’s steepest incline railway, the visitor center, and the zip line are all gone. Families that have been here before will miss the Wildlife Park, Petting Zoo, Mountain Man Camp, and horseback rides. Hopefully, these attractions will be rebuilt.
After the devastating fire, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is rising from the ashes. The bridge is repaired and fully functioning. The work on a new visitor center is in full spin and planned to be done by the middle of August, then the park will be reopened. Mrs. Gair, the spokeswomen for the park, said that they have big plans and that the new park will be even better with its old and new attractions.
As for me, I loved the old Royal Gorge Bridge and Park; I enjoyed traveling over there now and viewing the construction on a go, and cannot wait to be back later! Come and see it on your own! You will be inspired by the spirit and the beauty of this place!