Royal Gorge, Canon City, CO Photos

The Royal Gorge is a canyon of the Arkansas River upriver from Canon City, CO. The bottom of the gorge was first used to carry a railroad for mining and today these tracks carry the Royal Gorge Route Scenic Railway. In 1929, the Royal Gorge suspension bridge was built and at a height of 956ft / 291m and a length of 1,260ft / 384m became a tourist attraction. Both ends of the bridge host amusement rides and other entertainment such as an aerial tram, which have not spoiled the scenic vistas which remain the main reason for a visit.

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Suspension bridge over Royal Gorge. CO.Suspension bridge over Royal Gorge with river below. CO.Royal Gorge bridge 1929. CO.Towers & suspension cables of Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.
Suspension bridge over Royal Gorge. CO.Suspension bridge over Royal Gorge with river below. CO.Royal Gorge bridge 1929 (height 956ft / 291m) (length 1,260ft / 384m). CO.Towers & suspension cables of Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.
Towers & suspension cables of Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.Details of structure of Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.Tourist & tour bus on deck of Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.No Fishing from the Bridge sign even though River is way below. CO.
Towers & suspension cables of Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.Details of structure of Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.Tourist & tour bus on deck of Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.No Fishing from the Bridge sign even though River is way below. CO.
Panorama of Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.
Panorama of Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.
Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.Royal Gorge vista. CO.Royal Gorge vista. CO.Rock formations at Royal Gorge. CO.
Royal Gorge Bridge. CO.Royal Gorge vista. CO.Royal Gorge vista. CO.Rock formations at Royal Gorge. CO.
Royal Gorge Route Scenic Railway beside Arkansas River at bottom of Royal Gorge. CO.Observation cars of Royal Gorge Route Railway pass rafters on Arkansas River in Royal Gorge. CO.Royal Gorge Route Railway train. CO.Royal Gorge Route Railway locomotives. CO.
Royal Gorge Route Scenic Railway beside Arkansas River at bottom of Royal Gorge. CO.Observation cars of Royal Gorge Route Railway pass rafters on Arkansas River in Royal Gorge. CO.Royal Gorge Route Railway train. CO.Royal Gorge Route Railway locomotives. CO.
Bungee jumper at Royal Gorge. CO.Plaza Theatre at Royal Gorge. CO.Aerial tram across Royal Gorge. CO.Aerial tram across Royal Gorge. CO.
Bungee jumper at Royal Gorge. CO.Plaza Theatre at Royal Gorge. CO.Aerial tram across Royal Gorge. CO.Aerial tram across Royal Gorge. CO.
Aerial tram across Royal Gorge. CO.Rabbit carousel animal at Royal Gorge. CO.Horse with wild mane carousel animal at Royal Gorge. CO.Steam locomotive D&RGW #499 at Royal Gorge. CO.
Aerial tram across Royal Gorge. CO.Rabbit carousel animal at Royal Gorge. CO.Horse with wild mane carousel animal at Royal Gorge. CO.Steam locomotive D&RGW #499 (1930) at Royal Gorge. CO.
D&RGW caboose & tender at Royal Gorge. CO.Canon City Depot with Shay-type steam locomotive #8. Canon City, CO.Shay steam locomotive #8 at Canon City Depot, home of Royal Gorge sightseeing train. Canon City, CO.Peabody House. Canon City, CO.
D&RGW caboose & tender at Royal Gorge. CO.Canon City Depot with Shay-type steam locomotive #8. Canon City, CO.Shay steam locomotive #8 at Canon City Depot, home of Royal Gorge sightseeing train. Canon City, CO.Peabody House (c1880) (403 Royal Gorge Blvd.) (now Union City Chamber of Commerce). Canon City, CO.

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