Photo Lookout Areas
The natural wonder of the Colorado scenery and the manmade masterpiece of the Royal Gorge Bridge make for the world’s greatest backdrop. Take a photo with friends and family or snap a selfie in these prime photo lookout areas throughout the Park. This is one location where #nofilter has never been more fitting.
See sunlight illuminate the Bridge and cliffs and the sunset glow over the mountains. Point Sublime is simply that, the perfect spot to capture the panoramic grandeur of the Bridge, Gorge, Arkansas River and Sangre de Cristo Mountains any time of day. Located on the south side of the Park next to the Skycoaster.
If you’re looking for an unobstructed view of the Bridge and the incredible topography of the Arkansas River Valley, have we got the spot for you. In the morning hours, you can see the stunning, east-facing cliff faces lit up by the sun. Hike down to the Plaza Theater, past the picnic tables toward the perimeter fence and check it out.
The Royal Gorge Bridge
When it comes to getting a variety of interesting shots, there’s no better place than the Bridge itself. Explore unique and abstract perspectives using the cables, angles and spaces between the boards.
Cliff Walk Overlook
On a cloudy afternoon or evening, this is the best place for your camera to be. Focus your lens on intriguing foreground, middle and distant points of the sun setting over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. When you’re leaving the Visitor Center, head toward the Bridge and look for the old incline and the overlook just above it.
Eagles Nest Overlook
Get an eagle’s-eye view of the Bridge nestled in the red granite rocks of the magnificent Gorge. Since the mid-60s, this lookout area has been the perfect perch from which to see the southern edge of the Royal Gorge for miles on end. Watch the gondolas cross the Gorge, and the zip line riders and Skycoaster flyers soar through the air. One thing’s for certain, you can’t beat the view.