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Royal Gorge - Colorado

 
Royal Gorge - Colorado

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Object Title: Royal Gorge - Colorado

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Page By: silversummit

Created/Edited: Apr 10, 2009 / Apr 11, 2009

Object ID: 505228

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Royal Gorge Park and Bridge

The Royal Gorge is located near Canon City, Colorado and a spectacular example of a granite canyon which eroded in a very different manner than the Grand Canyon. Though owned by a private company this scenic wonder should not be missed. You can raft on the Arkansas River through the canyon if you are 16 years or older and an experienced rafter as I did in 2008. You can walk across a wooden and steel bridge crossing the canyon. There is also an incline railroad, an aerial tram as well as a train that runs through the gorge itself.

For the absolute best view of the gorge, ignore the touristy attractions that line the park and go for the Royal Rush Skycoaster as I did and swing back and forth in a harness a hundred feet above the canyon. It is a thrill not to be missed!

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Royal Gorge - Colorado

Royal Gorge - Colorado

Royal Gorge Rafting

Royal Gorge Rafting

Royal Gorge - Colorado

Royal Gorge - Colorado

Looking down into the gorge

Looking down into the gorge

Royal Gorge, Colorado - GOING DOWN!

Royal Gorge, Colorado - GOING DOWN!

Royal Gorge - A good cross view of the gorge

Royal Gorge - A good cross view of the gorge

Royal Gorge - View looking down from the aerial tram

Royal Gorge - View looking down from the aerial tram

Royal Gorge - Good view of canyon walls

Royal Gorge - Good view of canyon walls

Royal Gorge Rafting - Colorado

Royal Gorge Rafting - Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

Royal Gorge Bridge

Royal Gorge - A close up view of the gorge

Royal Gorge - A close up view of the gorge

Royal Rush Skycoaster

Royal Rush Skycoaster

Royal Gorge - Arkansas River

Royal Gorge - Arkansas River

Royal Gorge - Taken at the canyon bottom

Royal Gorge - Taken at the canyon bottom

Royal Gorge, CO - Layers of  Color

Royal Gorge, CO - Layers of Color




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myroneReally Excellent!!

myrone

Voted 10/10

Comprehensive and very well put together..............
I appreciate your obvious love for the Colorado region as you seem to share my very same feelings.
Thank you for this album, much admired.
Myrone
Posted Aug 4, 2009 11:38 am

silversummitRe: Really Excellent!!

silversummit

Hasn't voted

It's really just a beginning but I appreciate your kind words. The Royal Gorge is a very interesting place to visit and the whole area is quite beautiful. Thank you! Kathy
Posted Aug 4, 2009 4:55 pm

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