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Royal Gorge

  • The Hanging Bridge

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    The Hanging Bridge, spanning the Royal Gorge's most narrow section. The narrowness of the canyon en route the the rich minefields of Leadville, Colorado was the cause of the corporate feud that became known as the Royal Gorge War.
    The Hanging Bridge
  • First Sightseeing Train Through the Royal Gorge
  • Royal Gorge Bridge

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    The Royal Gorge Bridge spans 1,260 feet and is situated 1,053 above the Arkansas River, making it the highest suspension bridge in the United States. Since its opening in 1929, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Amusement Park has seen more than 25 million visitors.
    Royal Gorge Bridge
  • Royal Gorge

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    The Arkansas River began flowing during the uplift of the Rockies some 3 million years ago. Over centuries, as the mountains pushed farther upward, the river carved the spectacular, 1,250-foot Royal Gorge.
    Royal Gorge
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Cañon City Escort Notes: Railroads. Cañon City, Fremont County, Colorado.

Walter Jenks, “Royal Gorge Bridge and Incline Railway,” National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (February 4, 1983).

Additional Information: 

Frederick Carl Kessler, “The Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River in Colorado, Its History and Geology,” Cañon City Daily Record, 1941.