If you're afraid of heights, the Royal Gorge Bridge in Canon City, Colo. may not be for you. It was once the highest bridge in the world.

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When Was Colorado's Royal Gorge Bridge Built?

Constructed in 1929, by Lon Piper of San Antonio, Texas, and the president of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Amusement Company as a tourist attraction. The bridge spans the 1,250-foot-deep Royal Gorge carved by the Arkansas River, resting 955 feet above the rushing whitewater.

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Colorado's Royal Gorge Bridge Isn't the Main Attraction

While the main attraction of the area is the massive bridge, the "amusement park" also features rides for kids, a zipline across the gorge, gondola rides, and of course, walking across the bridge. Automobiles can drive across the bridge before the attractions are opened or after they are closed.


Facts You May or May Not Know About Colorado's Royal Gorge Bridge

If you've never visited the Royal Gorge Bridge, either you're scared or just missing out.
Here are some things you may, or may not know about Colorado's Royal Gorge Bridge:

Visit These 10 Colorado 'Bucket List' Landmarks

There is something amazing to see around every corner of Colorado. While we all have our favorites, here are my top ten bucket list landmarks that I can't wait to visit now that I live in the great Centennial State.

Top 14 Hiking Trails According to AllTrails

AllTrails lists 4,688 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more. They offer trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos. These are their top 14 picks for Colorado

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