As we walked across the bridge the breeze hit us in the face and made the solid steal and wood supports sway. The magnificent height is like the scenes of a movie. With tall walls of rock embracing the white water Arkansa river below; it is an very beautiful place. Every angle is offers a photographic master piece. It is hard to believe that here was a fire that destroyed the area around the Royal Gorge Bridge. They have done an amazing job of restoring some of the services.
The ticket price for an adult costs $16.00USD. And when you get in
On the way to Royal Gorge, there are shops that offer all kinds of activities you and your family can do such as river rafting, zipline, kid’s train rides, small restaurants and souvenir shops. You will see very unique merchandise such as giant amethyst rocks. Unfortunately, these shops are not open on Sundays.
In 2013, the facilities and rides of Royal Gorge were destroyed by a wildfire.
Ninety percent of the park was gone with 48 out of 52 buildings and world class attractions destroyed on each side of the bridge. During this time, the Royal Gorge Bridge stood majestically above the rubble and was relatively unscathed except for approximately 100 boards that were scorched on the south side of the Bridge. — royalgorgebridge.com
As of 2015, they are still in the process of rebuilding some of the facilities. The new building includes a big cafe with huge deck over looking the gorge. The building also has a souvenir shop selling shirts, mugs, necklaces, stuffed toys and a few types of rocks. At the back of the building are benches where you can sit to relax.
Royal Gorge is Open at 10 o’clock in the morning and closes at 4pm, 5pm or 6pm. It changes according to month. Please see the guide.http://www.royalgorgebridge.com/index.php/ct-menu-item-62/ct-menu-item-64
Note: As you are driving towards Royal Gorge and while you are there, you may lose cell phone reception.