Located just a little more than an hour from Colorado Springs, the Royal Gorge Bridge is one Southern Colorado destination you’ve got to see to believe. The bridge stretches over Royal Gorge Canyon at 955 feet above the ground, making it the highest bridge in the country. It was also the highest bridge in the world for over 70 years until it was surpassed by a Chinese construction project in 2001.
It’s even longer than its height above the ground, stretching 1,260 feet, with 880 feet between its towers.
The Royal Gorge Canyon that the bridge spans reaches a maximum depth of 1,250 feet, though at its base it gets as narrow as 50 feet.
A bridge isn’t the only way to cross the Royal Gorge: There’s also a zipline and an aerial tram.
Next time you’re looking for a great day trip, make sure you keep Cañon City and the Royal Gorge in mind.
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