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What to Expect

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Phase 1 of the rebuild includes a brand new Visitor Center with an awesome deck hanging over the gorge, wait until you get a load of what Chef Jake and his staff can do!    The Royal Rush Skycoaster, an extra pay feature over and above general admission will be flying those who dare!   Special prices for Phase 1 admission is $16 for Adults and Seniors, and $11 for children ages, 4-11, 3 years and younger are free.  Stay tuned for later this fall, we’re adding a new aerial gondola, and a fantastic zip rider zipline across the gorge.



First and foremost get ready to experience the awesome Royal Gorge Bridge, world-class attractions, and some of the best scenery in Colorado! The park is open year round, even holidays. We experience over 300 days of sunshine, and there is always a breeze on the bridge. 

Length of stay: Park hours vary with each season, please check the hours page. The Visitor Center and available attractions open at 11:00 am on weekdays and 10:00 am on weekends. The park itself is currently open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekends. 

Peak Tourist Season: 2-3 hours, all attractions open. 

Off-Season: 1-4 hours, limited attractions. 


Climate and Location tips: 

Altitude is approximately 6,700 feet at the park and the region is in an arid climate. We recommend hydrating often and wearing sunscreen, even in the winter! 

Trails and many areas of the park are “hilly” and have uneven surfaces. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended for enjoying the park. 

The park is often 8-10 F degrees warmer in the winter than Denver and Colorado Springs. And, there is always a breeze in the middle of the bridge. 

Parking: FREE for all size vehicles 

Smoking: After suffering the Royal Gorge Fire in 2013, we ask everyone to smoke in our outdoor designated areas only, or in their vehicles, e-cigarettes included. Please do not let ash hit the ground, and be extremely careful with ashes. No smoking permitted in any buildings or on the rides. 

Vehicle Traffic on the Bridge: Limited hours are available for personal vehicles to cross the bridge. No vehicle traffic allowed during special events, heavy pedestrian traffic or adverse weather conditions. No over-sized vehicles such as RV’s, Campers, Buses are allowed on the bridge at any time.