Climate & Weather

During your event, or anytime you decide to visit the Park, don’t be left high and dry!

The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is at an altitude of 6,700 feet and in an arid region, so keep hydrated and slather on some sunscreen, even in winter. The Royal Gorge Region lies in the banana belt of Colorado, so the Park is typically 8-10° warmer than Denver and Colorado Springs on any given day.

Please be aware that there is always a breeze in the middle of the bridge, year-round. We love Mother Nature for providing the beautiful backdrop that we have up here, but it’s important to remember that we are in an ever-changing climate. There are uneven areas in the Park, and steep hills, so be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes.

Colorado weather is unpredictable, and afternoon rainstorms are common. We recommend visiting as early as possible in the day! If rain, lightning, or strong winds roll in, temporary ride closures may occur. Refunds will not be given for these closures, but please upgrade your ticket at no extra charge for a second-day return!