Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Royal Gorge Bridge

The Royal Gorge Bridge is the world's highest suspension bridge and an engineering marvel. It hangs 1,053 above the Arkansas River and the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park offers many opportunities to enjoy the bridge. We walked across it, drove across it and rode a trolley across also. I was getting ready to board the tiny red tram that goes across the Gorge on a cable when I took this photo. The Royal Gorge park is located near CaƱon City, which is about a 5 hour drive from Telluride.

11 comments:

Wayne (Waterfreak2009) said...

I was here with my fiance and best friend in early july, it was awesome. My fiance would have been happy to miss it completly though. She is affraid of bridges, and I even seen a few tears when she was on the tram;)Everyone survived though, and had a great time.

~ Terresa ~ said...

Did you know the bridge was built specifically as a tourist attraction? With the cost of simply crossing the bridge, you might not be as surprised as I was to find that out! ;) Although it's beautiful, it's also very stressful to walk/ride across the bridge if one's afraid of heights. From someone who is seriously afraid of heights and both walked and ridden across, I'd definitely recommend the trolley - sit back, don't look down, and enjoy the scenery. :-D

Rob said...

Very impressive! Superb picture!

~Cheryl said...

I've been here several times although not very recently. Your photo makes me want to go again....next summer!

Lois said...

Yikes! It's beautiful, but I would have to really prepare myself for a walk across that bridge! My daughter and I are going to Chicago in December and I am already trying to get myself prepared for the Sears Tower and their new glass ledge on the skydeck.

Janie said...

Both gorge and bridge are amazing. Can't imagine how scary it was for those doing the construction!

Jacob said...

That is a gorgeous gorge! No, not the wrestler!

Our daughter and hubby were there when some guy flew across with a motorized backpack or something.

He made it!

Lynette said...

I've been across it, on the trolley. I'm cursed with a fear of heights and bridges, so it was altogether stressful but eventually worth it. I could never get in that tram, but I did somehow manage to ride the incline railway to the bottom of the gorge and back up. I just looked straight out, not up or back--that's the only way I could make it.

D said...

Lord have mercy you're a braver soul than I am! It's a beautiful place - to view from AFAR.

AB said...

What an incredible bridge and fantastic scenery.

Miranda McAfee said...

The bridge might freak me out a bit, but it surroundings are sure beautiful.