Disclosure: Our family was provided with media passes to explore and enjoy the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in return for our honest review. No other monetary compensation was provided.
A few weeks ago we went our first Family Road Trip and headed to Cañon City Colorado to visit the Royal Gorge Bridge. Both Jeremy and I are Colorado natives and we have decided that we would like to see more of the beautiful state we live in and take our kids on these explorations. I am not sure why we decided on the Royal Gorge Bridge first but we did and we had a great time. This trip was so great that we are already hoping to get on the road again soon with the kids.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
What is the Royal Gorge?
“One day, about 3 million years ago, a trickle of water slowly began to carve out a canyon from the solid granite bedrock around it. Little by little, that tiny trickle became the raging Arkansas River, one of the United States’ longest rivers. And that canyon became the Royal Gorge. At approximately 10 miles long and surrounded by red granite walls towering over 1,000 feet, it’s no wonder some of the first American explorers referred to it as the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas.” Royal Gorge Bridge Website.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
“The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is more than just your average theme park. It’s a part of Colorado’s history. Bridge construction started back in 1929, but the Gorge itself is millions of years in the making. And even the Royal Gorge Fire of 2013 couldn’t stop the fun and excitement from happening for years to come. The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park: Combining God’s Splendor with Man’s Ingenuity.” Royal Gorge Bridge Website.
General Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Information:
Park opens 7am, attractions and visitor center open at 10am.
Open 365 Days a Year! (weather permitting)
Adults: $26 / person
Seniors (60+): $23 / person
Children (4-11 yrs): $21 / person
“Let your children loose in our brand-new, enclosed, three-story playland. With ropes, slides, nets, tunnels, 20-foot towers and a splash pad, this playground is a kid’s dream come true. Try your luck at panning for gold at the Wee Nuggets Claim** or join your kids for a ride on the crafted, vintage-style carousel that circles past views of the Bridge and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Enjoy a family picnic looking out across the gorge or stop by the Wax Hand** shop to make casts of their hands that you will treasure forever. Opens at 10AM.”
Have you and your family visited the Royal Gorge Bridge?
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says
We have a local bridge that is similar, and I remember being fearless to cross it as a kid. Now, I'm scared go across the thing! lol Something about being older and wiser makes me hesitant, I suppose. This looks like a fun family time.
Gwendolyn M. says
This looks super cool. I don't know that I would have the guts to cross it but it would certainly be an experience. It looks like a great family trip.
I haven't been to Colorado since I was little but I hope to return sometime soon with my kids. This place looks fun! I think my boys would especially like the playland area and would probably want to spend their whole day in it.
That bridge is gorgeous. We are huge nature lovers and enjoy exploring new spots. I will need to add this to our next Colorado trip in November, my family would love it.
Any Tots says
I've never been to Colorado, I always just think of it as a skiing destination honestly.. Thanks for the recommendation. I want to ride the gondola and I've always wanted to try gold panning with the kids.
David Elliott says
I really need to make a visit out to Colorado. It's so beautiful out there and I love learning more about history. Of course I love amusement parks and to mix it with learning history makes it all the better. I bet my daughter would love this too.
Ellie Augustin says
What an amazing adventure. Perfect family trip indeed. The views looked breath taking!