4 Reasons the Royal Gorge is One of the Best Winter Attractions Near Colorado Springs To Experience

When the weather gets cold it’s hard to justify getting outside.

Unless the weather is just right and the activities are out of this world.

Well, if you’re looking for the ultimate winter attractions near Colorado Springs, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is a go-to attraction for a number of reasons.

Here are 4 reasons why the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is one of the best winter attractions near Colorado Springs to experience.

1. The Winter Weather Is Delightful

The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is located in Southern Colorado in Cañon City, right in the heart of the “banana belt,” which means the winter climate at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is traditionally 10+ degrees warmer than the surrounding Colorado areas.

What is the “banana belt” in Cañon City?

The Banana Belt is an area that is uncharacteristically warmer than other parts of the country due to the way the wind hits the Rocky Mountains and therefore creates warmer areas. Ultimately, all of this means that although Colorado is cold in the winter months, the banana belt region is warmer.

The banana belt region allows people to enjoy the winter months and our over 300 days of sunshine a year.

View more information on the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park’s climate and the banana belt.

2. The Entire Park (Almost) All To Yourself

Let’s be honest, especially in 2020, being shoulder-to-shoulder with a stranger is not an option When there are a large number of people in one area that need to stay six feet apart, it makes the experience stressful as wait times are longer, shutdowns are more prominent, and the chance at being exposed to an illness is higher.

Although a number of people visit the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park during winter months, this number is less than the number of Royal Gorge Bridge and Park visitors that come to the park in the summer months. Plenty of outdoor capacity n and of itself makes this experience one of the best winter attractions near Colorado Springs.

When you visit the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in the winter months, you’ll have plenty of park to yourself as many use the winter months to stay cozy indoors.

3. New Gift Shop Items To Bring Home

During the holiday months, we love sharing our one-of-a-kind gifts you won’t find at the big box stores. Look for our exclusive ornaments and Royal Gorge Bridge and Colorado logo merchandise.

So, when you come to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park as one of your winter day trip attractions from Colorado Springs, you’ll be able to bring home a few exclusive momentos.

For more information on products and items available in our gift shop check out our virtual shop here.

4. The Ultimate Winter Wonderland Vibes

The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park sit along the front of the southernmost point of the Rocky Mountains — the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. In fact, before you get into the actual park you will experience a remote area, unlike many others.

As you drive up to the park, you have some of the most beautiful views; the mountain range, snowy picturesque images, and more. It’s as if the scenery helps you hear the holiday songs playing in your head. Then, as you enter the park you hear the festive tunes — you know you’re about to experience one of the best winter attractions near Colorado Springs.

As you park the car and walk towards the Royal Gorge Visitor Center, it’s not just your imagination, the holiday festive tunes are actually playing and we’re in the Holiday Spirit!

The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park definitely has some of the best winter wonderland vibes. Enjoy the Christmas decorations, take your photo on the bridge with the gorge in the background, shop, and so much more.

Gondola Near Colorado Springs - Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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We love the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and truly believe it’s one of the best winter attractions near Colorado Springs for these 4 reasons, and so much more. If you’re curious what the park in the winter is all about don’t wait, come visit the park today.

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