The hanging bridge in the Royal Gorge


The Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River is nearly ten miles in length, extending from neor Canon City, Colorado to Parkdale. About midway of The Grand Canyon is The Royal Gorge which is the deepest and narrowest part of the Canyon, there the walls rise to a height of 2,500 feet. At this point where the walls are only 30 feet apart, the constructing engineers were obliged to build a bridge parallel with the river and suspended from the Conyon walls from the solid granite rocks above to provide space for The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad's Main Line roadbed. All passenger trains through The Royal Gorge stop ten minutes at The Hanging Bridge.