Royal Gorge Bridge In Colorado

Discussion in 'Travel & Vacation' started by Nancy Hart, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Mary Robi

    Mary Robi Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2018
    Messages:
    1,059
    Likes Received:
    2,480
    I did the gondola and the incline cars. After the bridge fiasco, the only thing I could get him on was the little "kiddie" train and that's only because he was assured that it didn't go anywhere near the gorge.
     
    #16
    Nancy Hart and Frank Sanoica like this.
  2. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Messages:
    8,531
    Likes Received:
    15,156
    I don't believe I could do that zip line. :eek:
     
    #17
    Frank Sanoica likes this.
  3. Mary Robi

    Mary Robi Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2018
    Messages:
    1,059
    Likes Received:
    2,480
    I don't think they had it when we were there or I probably would have done it. I'm a zipline junkie. I went on one last year that was 4000 feet long over a valley.
     
    #18
    Frank Sanoica and Don Alaska like this.
  4. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    12,425
    Likes Received:
    20,064
  5. Beth Gallagher

    Beth Gallagher Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2018
    Messages:
    13,228
    Likes Received:
    24,727
    I'll dredge this one up one more time. We visited Canon City and stayed in a nearby campground in our RV a few years ago (before the fire). It's a beautiful area and we enjoyed a whitewater rafting trip down the river, visited the Colorado Prison Museum, and took a ride on the little train in the Gorge. Also took a day trip to Monarch Pass where we rode the tramway up to the top. Fun time and I'd love to go back again.
     
    #20
    Nancy Hart and Joe Riley like this.
  6. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Messages:
    8,531
    Likes Received:
    15,156
    Sounds like fun Beth. We never did any special activities. Just drive up, stop the car, jump out, look around, jump back in, and take off. I used to think it was to save money, but thinking back now, it was probably just because we only had 4 weeks to travel a long distance to get to California, and still pass by all the sights.
     
    #21
    Joe Riley likes this.
  7. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    12,425
    Likes Received:
    20,064
    #22
    Nancy Hart likes this.
  8. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Messages:
    8,531
    Likes Received:
    15,156
    That's kids stuff.:rolleyes: .. This is the one I wanted to go on. :cool: :D. It was all they had at that time.

    Incline Railway - Descent into canyon

     
    #23
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2019
    Joe Riley likes this.
  9. Beth Gallagher

    Beth Gallagher Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2018
    Messages:
    13,228
    Likes Received:
    24,727
    That sounds like travel with my dad; he was focused on the destination and required lots of whining/crying/desperation to get him to stop for bathroom breaks. :D So any "sight-seeing" with dad was mostly what you could see out the window at 55 MPH.

    We planned our vacation around the Gorge and surrounding area that year; we were still working so we'd set a destination and then find a campground and set up for a couple of weeks. I love Colorado; so many beautiful things to see.
     
    #24
  10. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Senior Staff
    Staff Member Senior Staff Greeter Task Force Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    12,029
    Likes Received:
    20,881
    This is a picture of the original “Long Wagon Bridge” over the Pend O’reille River near Sandpoint Idaho, where I grew up. Pend O’reille Lake adjoins the river, and the bridge is usually called the junction point.
    It was, at the time it was built, the longest wooden bridge in the world, and was almost 2 miles long. Because of boat traffic between the lake and the river, and a drawbridge was put into the middle.
    In the 1930’s a newer bridge was built, and this was the one that was being used when I grew up there. They have since changed the route of the bridle and built a different one, an definitely not a wooden bridge.
    https://sandpoint.com/community/history-the-wagon-bridge.php

    035CDA38-6C27-4852-B4F5-513DF229A417.jpeg
     
    #25
    Faye Fox and Nancy Hart like this.

Share This Page