Visiting Hours

Make the most of your time with family-friendly outdoor adventures.

Enter our doorways to create memories for a lifetime! Bring your friends and family to Southern Colorado where the world-famous Royal Gorge, Arkansas River Valley, and exhilarating Royal Gorge Bridge & Park are found. There are several bucket list attractions and family fun events found at the Park to give you the best Colorado experience.

Visitors may purchase general admission tickets from the Visitor’s Center at 9am to access the park and bridge. Our rides, dining, and gift shops open at 10am; be sure to arrive no later than 2 hours before closing time if you purchase online ride tickets.

We are open 365 days a year, weather permitting, including all holidays. We will update the home page of our website if inclement weather causes closures at the park.

Closing hours are as follows:


January 1 thru March 8 – 4PM
March 9 thru April 30 – 5PM
May 1 thru May 24 – 6PM
May 25 thru September 2 – 7PM
September 3 thru October 31 – 5PM
November 1 thru December 31 – 4PM

*Oct 19 is our annual Boo at the Bridge event and closing hours will vary.

*These closing times do not reflect special event hours.

Please note if you visit:

Peak Season
May 1 through September 30

Off-Peak Season
October 1 through April 30

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park Directions

4218 County Road 3A, Cañon City, CO 81212

From Denver & Colorado Springs

  • Head South on I-25.
  • Take Exit 140 – Tejon St. toward Canon City, CO via Hwy 115 S.
  • On exit ramp, proceed through 1st intersection to 2nd intersection (Nevada Ave)
  • Right on Nevada Ave which becomes Hwy 115 S (approx. 33 miles).
  • Right on Hwy 50 W (approx. 15 miles).
  • Left (South) on County Road 3A (approx. 4 miles)

From Pueblo

  • Head North on I-25.
  • West on Hwy 50 (approx. 36 miles).
  • Left (South) on County Road 3A (approx. 4 miles)

From Salida

  • Head East on Hwy 50 (approx. 48 miles)
  • Right (South) on County Road 3A (approx. 4 miles)

** Access to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is only available from County Road 3A (North Gate). South Gate is permanently closed.

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