Aerial Gondolas

Weather Permitting


COVID-19 UPDATE: For the safety of our guests, we are not filling the gondola cabins to capacity; only one party will be allowed in each cabin and the cabins are being disinfected between riders. Please note, this will increase the wait time for the ride.


Immerse yourself in 360° of Colorado’s natural beauty from the best seat in the state. Glide 2,200 feet across the Gorge, 1,200 feet high above the Arkansas River in our Aerial Gondolas.

Every angle and view from our Aerial Gondola ride showcases the spectacular beauty of the GorgeBridge, Park, the Arkansas River and the surrounding Colorado mountain ranges.

Eyes will pop. Jaws will drop. Don’t blink. Get your camera ready!

These bright red Poma-Leitner Gondola cars were installed in 2013 with the aid of a helicopter and a specially-trained pilot, threading cables and anchors for this majestic experience. Our tram system is one of the longest-single span gondolas in America and highly popular with our guests.

The Aerial Gondola ride is included in our General Admission ticket and guests are free to experience the thrill of riding it an unlimited amount of times during their visit to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park.

Leashed, friendly dogs are allowed to ride with their owners at the sole discretion of the ride operator.  Dogs riding with their owner is also dependent on the size of the queue line.

This attraction is handicap accessible for wheelchairs no wider than 30 inches. There is no handicap ramp on the South platform so you may want to ride the gondola round trip then take the paved path to the bridge.

Opens at 10 am.  6 cars, 8 guests per car.

This attraction is open year-round, weather permitting. Our employee and guest safety is of utmost importance. Strong winds and lightning may affect the operation of the attraction and the gondolas can close temporarily for the safety of our guests.

Free next-day admission is available by having your tickets validated at the ticket counter before you leave. If you would like to see the current weather conditions in the park, check it out here: Royal Gorge Bridge & Park Weather

As we do not charge for the aerial gondola ride, no admission refunds will be issued if unable to ride.

Be prepared for an awesome ride in the sky!   Our customer comments say it all.

“Stunning.”  “Left me Breathless.”  “Best view in the world.”   “We’ll remember this for the rest of our lives.”   “It was just beautiful.”  “Seeing the river and rafters from way up here was amazing.”  “My kids loved it!”

Ride the gondolas today


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