As American’s, we know the story.
On July 4th, 1776, the United States gained its independence from Great Britain — therefore, America was born, and the Fourth of July is now observed as America’s Birthday.
Today, Americans continue to follow suit and celebrate the Fourth of July by hosting and/or attending American-themed parties for friends and family to commemorate another year of the United States’ independence.
Although this year has been anything but ordinary, we thankfully are able to celebrate the United States turning 244 years old outside of quarantine, but still six feet apart.
With that in mind, here are some of the best things to do in Colorado for Independence Day this year:
Witness An American Veteran, “The Veteran” Monster Truck at the Royal Gorge Bridge
This Fourth of July, we will be hosting “The Veteran” at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. “The Veteran” is a ten-foot-tall, ten thousand pound mega monster truck that pays tribute to all U.S. veterans.
Fourth of July is one of the most patriotic days out of the entire year for Americans. Come take some photographs and check out the largest veteran mega monster truck in the United States at the highest suspension bridge in America – it doesn’t get more patriotic than that.
Catch a Live Show — ( Live Music & Nature’s Educators)
Watch Juno the eagle spread his wings at the Plaza Theater when you catch the Birds of Prey Show by Nature’s Educators. See other magnificent raptors such as Wicket the owl. Showtimes are at the top of each hour between 1-4 pm.
If you are in the mood for rock ‘n roll, the Elk Park Amphitheater features the Atomic Fireballs 12:30-4:30 pm, July 2-5. Seating is a large grassy knoll so bring a blanket or chairs, your snacks, and drinks and then settle in for a great afternoon of fun music.
Photo by Perry Conway
Feel Alive — Free Fall, Suspend, Climb and Walk Above the Arkansas River more than a 1,000 feet below.
Make this Fourth of July one you won’t forget by doing something adventurous.
When you visit the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park this Fourth of July, not only will you have the opportunity to walk across the highest suspension bridge in America, you also will be able to experience America’s Bridge like never before — by riding some of our adventurous rides and attractions (the Skycoaster, Cloudscraper Zipline) or climbing the Royal Gorge Via Ferrata.
Our Skycoaster is a thrilling experience where you will momentarily free fall 1,200 feet above the Arkansas River and then soar 50 mph through the air — this is a rush that is hard to duplicate. The Skycoaster holds up to three people that are 42”-82” tall. There is no weight restriction for this attraction, but there is a flight suit. Riders must fit into the flight suit in order to experience the Skycoaster.
America’s highest Zipline, the Cloudscraper by ZipRider, will allow you to fly parallel to America’s Bridge 1,200 feet above the Arkansas River. Race you to the other side!
The Royal Gorge Via Ferrata experience will allow you to scale the side of the gorge for a Royal Gorge Bridge and Park adventure unlike any other. These guided climbing tours are designed to be a challenge for all skill levels.
All in all, the Skycoaster, Cloudscraper, & Via Ferrata are definitely some of the best things to do in Colorado this Fourth of July.
Best View in the House
You can count on the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park as having some of the best views in Colorado.
Take a stroll across the bridge and capture the heart of Colorado with scenery that will take your breath away. Be sure and take a photo by your state flag with your family so you can remember this special day. Grab one of your favorite grill items, an ice cream cone, or maybe your favorite beverage, and then sit back and relax at one of the scenic areas in the park.
There will not be any fireworks within the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park due to fire restrictions.
What Are You Waiting For?
Overall, these are just a few things you can experience this Independence Day at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.
Come spend the day with us, take your picture with The Veteran Mega Monster Truck, free fall 1,200 feet, and experience some of the best things to do in Colorado this Fourth of July.
Skip the lines — buy your tickets now.