Friday, May 27, 2011
Royal Gorge Bridge
In mid April my husband took us out to Royal Gorge Bridge, just outside of Canyon City, Colorado. He was really excited to see it because it holds the title of highest bridge in North America and highest suspension bridge anywhere in the world.
It was really high. When someone drives across the bridge it creates a ripple effect in front of the car - and the whole bridge bounces and sways either from driving over it, or by the winds. It's funny to watch people standing on it grab a hold of the side rails in panic when a car gets close.
For a small all in one price of admission you get access to the bridge, a small zoo, an aerial tram, an incline railway, a carousel, and loads of other things. It was really worth the trip and the price.
This is the incline railway that takes you to the bottom of the gorge. It's fun, so long as you don't think about the possibility of the brakes going out.
This was taken from the bottom looking up. The pictures just don't do the incredibly STEEP height justice.
The petting zoo/non petting zoo had a horse, donkey's and burrows...
And bighorn sheep.
It was a fun visit and on the drive there we got to see the "World's Largest Rocking Chair" which was in Penrose, Colorado.