Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado
Colorado’s Royal Gorge Bridge is immense, the highest suspension bridge in the United States and one that isn’t for the faint of heart.
Spanning a vast canyon close to Canon City, the bridge is suspended 956 feet above the wild Arkansas River and, whilst the views are spectacular, those of a nervous disposition will not want to linger long. So deep is the gorge here that the Empire State Building could fit beneath the bridge.
This is a popular location for tourists, with a thriving amusement park amongst the attractions here, but the rides on offer cannot match the sheer terror that stepping foot onto the wooden planked walkway tends to provoke. Royal Gorge Bridge measures 1260 feet from one end to the other, and there’s no question that you’ll be relieved when you reach the other side.