Looking for an adrenaline kick I’d never forget, I flew through the air on America’s Highest Zip Line!!! Located at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, near Colorado Springs, on the Cloudscraper Zip Line I soared over 1,200 feet above the roaring Arkansas River. The zip line runs parallel between the Royal Gorge Bridge and the Aerial Gondolas.
Built in 1929 specifically to attract tourists to the massive gorge, the Royal Gorge Bridge spans over 1,200 feet above the Arkansas River at the bottom of the chasm. At its peak, the deck of the bridge is suspended 956 feet above the valley floor, at one point earning the distinction of being higher than any other bridge before being knocked down to 11th place by a parade of increasingly daring Chinese spans. And while the sheer height of the bridge is enough to make someone gape, considering that it was originally built for a measly $350,000 dollars makes the historic landmark even more jaw-dropping.