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Photos of Steve and Ron's Visit To The Royal Gorge - June 19, 2005

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June 18, 2005 - I had a two admission pass to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Theme Park and took Ron along with me.
Royal Gorge A sign with the history of the Royal Gorge.
Royal Gorge Bridge Arkansas Flag It is a neat experience to walk on that bridge -- so high above the bottom of the gorge.

All of the 50 U.S. state flags were waving, and I snapped a photo of the Arkansas flag.

She is so pretty. I know her well, that Arkansas.

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Royal Gorge, CO Royal Gorge Rafting
Looking straight down from the bridge, it is a long way down! In the bottom right photo, notice the Royal Gorge Train and the rafting boats on the Arkansas River.

If you really like bridges, check out this page: New York City Bridges.

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Royal Gorge Bridge Cables
Ron and I noticed just how thick the cables are on this thing.
Royal Gorge Tram
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We then rode in the tram and I got a nice shot of the bridge and canyon in the middle.

We then took the incline to the base of the canyon. The top right photo is somewhat blurry, but you'll get a good idea of the vertical difference.

This ride is similar to what the old Manitou Incline used to offer until the early 1990s. My other pages in the Royal Gorge region:
  • Westcliffe
  • Skyline Drive
  • Bishop Castle
  • Tunnel Drive Trail
  • Phantom Canyon Road
  • Victor

  • Royal Gorge At the bottom, looking up at the bridge.
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    We walked up to the old nature center (which is now a private retreat) and got two more photos of the bridge. In the bottom photo, I think you will get a solid grasp of the depth of this thing.
    Cholla Cactus Cactus Kiss I marveled in all the cacti throughout the tundra, and I mustered the courage to kiss one!
    100 Degrees On the way back, it was nice and hot in Canon City!

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    More Photos

    August 2000 - A photo of the bridge with the crummy digital camera I had back then.
    My parents and brother Mark were visiting in Colorado. Mom was scared of the heights on the bridge, but she got across all right.

    My father has since passed from the day of our visit. This is my tribute to my Dad.

    Kiss A Cactus Oh yes, another cactus kiss. :)

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