Skycoaster, incline railway, aerial tram & mule-back trail ride defy gravity over nearly-2,000-foot gorge cut by Arkansas River
About This Deal
A family outing fosters lifelong memories and gives houses the chance to molt in private. Leave your domicile to its own devices with today's Groupon to Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Cañon City. Choose between the following options:
For $175, you get a package for four (up to a $355 total value). The package includes:
- Four daily passports good for up to two days of entry into the park (a $75 value)
- Four Skycoaster tickets (a $100 value)
- Four one-hour trail rides (a $180 value)
For $300, you get a package for four (up to a $355 value) and a one-night stay at Bighorn Mountaintop Lodge (a $250 value; up to a $605 total value).
The highest suspension bridge in America straddles the Royal Gorge as patrons gaze out across sweeping vistas from an aerial tramway, a steep railway, and a Skycoaster ride. Jaws drop on the bridge, a National Register of Historic Places structure that dangles above millions of years' worth of rock layers to delight amateur geologists like a volcano full of candy. Guests cruise 1,178 feet above the canyon base during the aerial tram ride and learn about the Native Americans who hunted and camped in the region. Granite walls tower above the incline railway, a conveyance built in 1931 that carries the adventurous on a 45-degree trip to the bottom of the canyon, where visitors feel cool river spray without insulting a trout. The one-hour terrain trail ride carries riders into Royal Gorge country on mule back to ogle mountain-range panoramas, and the Royal Rush Skycoaster plunges gleefully screaming guests in free fall at up to 50 miles per hour before dangling them over the canyon's lip. Park-goers romp through a variety of other attractions, including the plaza theater, a historical display, and a wildlife park.
Bighorn Mountaintop Lodge cradles guests in 3,000 square feet of rustic amenities, which include three bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen, and laundry facilities. Guests can capture the intensity of the Royal Gorge with photos snapped from the lodge’s spectacular view or taxidermy favorite rock formations before curling up exhausted and content by the fireplace.