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What to Expect

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RGBP 07 20 2015 Web-7First 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: Hours of operation for our attractions and buildings vary with each season, please check the hours page here. The park itself is open 7:00 am to dusk daily (access to walk through the park and on the bridge). 

Peak Tourist Season: plan to spend 2-3 hours here; all attractions open. 

Off-Season: plan to spend 1-2 hours here; limited attractions. 


Climate and Location tips: 

The 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 remember, there is always a breeze in the middle of the bridge.
Colorado weather is unpredictable at times. It is typical to get afternoon rain storms and these will cause temporary ride closures. Refunds will not be given for these closures.

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 cigarette butts. No smoking permitted in any buildings or on the rides. 

Vehicle Traffic on the Bridge: We have limited hours available for personal vehicles to cross the bridge. All vehicles must be back on the North side of the bridge by 9:00 am. Vehicles are also allowed on the bridge in the evenings from park closing (hours vary) until dusk.  

We reserve the right to restrict vehicle traffic allowed during special events, heavy pedestrian traffic or adverse weather conditions. Over-sized vehicles such as RV’s, Campers, Buses are NOT allowed on the bridge at any time.  

Bridge only tickets are available from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. and from one hour prior to park closing (hours vary) to dusk, and can be purchased at the ranger post on the North side of the Visitor Center.      

Bungee Jumping: We have had bungee jumping events off the Royal Gorge Bridge in the past. However, at this time, we do not have any events planned and do not allow bungee jumping off the bridge.        


Handicap Accessible: The park is handicap accessible; however, it is built on the side of a gorge and we do have some step trails.      

Military Discounts: We do offer military specials on our General Admission tickets. These tickets must be purchased in person at the Visitor Center. Thank you for your service!

See the Park Most Efficiently: Keep in mind, it's easiest to take the Aerial Gondola from the north side to the south side and then walk downhill to the bridge rather than walking uphill from the south side of the bridge to the south tram. If you want to ride our high-altitude rides, there can be wait times at these rides. We recommend getting here early.