Royal Gorge - Colorado

Royal Gorge at one of its narrowest points

Notice the railroad tracks on the right. Trains roaring by while we were rafting would drown out our guide's commands.

The river is flowing from the top to the bottom of this picture.

Picture taken from the Royal Gorge Tram the day after we rafted through here.

Read more about my trip here.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 5, 2009 7:31 pm - Voted 10/10

Bird's eye view ...

It must of took somebody a long time to
construct that railway through there.

Boy, is that a hole or whirlpool near the
center? I'd hate to get sucked into that one! !! (You must have had an awesome guide.) Fantastic photo, Kathy.

silversummit

silversummit - Apr 6, 2009 5:34 pm - Hasn't voted

The railroad history is very interesting!

I won't go into detail here but two companies fought and independently built tracks more than 127 years ago. Here's a link to more Gorge railroad history.

I can't tell from this picture where any holes are but I do know our guide was wonderful; they all were! And thanks for the compliment. Look for more gorge pictures soon.

lcarreau

lcarreau - May 21, 2009 10:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: The railroad history is very interesting!

Thanks & you're welcome.

Famous quote:

"Age never matters, unless you're a piece of
cheese!" : ))

OneJim

OneJim - Feb 25, 2010 4:14 am - Voted 10/10

Re: The railroad history is very interesting!

Imagine the hazards to the men who built it.

EricChu

EricChu - Nov 5, 2009 5:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Dramatic!

Reminds me of the Viamala in Switzerland...

silversummit

silversummit - Nov 5, 2009 7:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Dramatic!

This is a great place in Colorado to visit!

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