Canyon City

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Why is the Royal Gorge called the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River," and what is it?

Canyon City

Royal Gorge

It is called the “Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River.” It is no wonder the Royal Gorge of Canyon City, Colorado received such a name. It is the world's highest suspension bridge and hangs 1,053 feet above the river, and spans ¼ of a mile across the canyon. The bridge has a length of 1,260 feet and a width of 18 feet. Visitors have many ways of seeing the bridge. They can walk across, drive across, take a ride on the world's longest Aerial Tram (2,200 feet), or go to the bottom on the world's steepest incline railway (45 degree angle.) There is even a roller coaster that hangs above the river.



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