See the Seasons Change at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

See the Seasons Change at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Year Round Adventures in the Royal Gorge Region

The Royal Gorge Region is one of the most scenic destinations in Southern Colorado, which makes it a beautiful place to be during any season. From special events like our newest experience, Bridge of Lights, to our summer favorites like live birds of prey demonstrations by Nature’s Educators, visiting the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is a great place to be at any time of the year. Plus, our greatest adventure, the Royal Gorge Via Ferrata, runs year round!

We are open 365 days per year to give you the chance to visit our stunning outdoor destination any time. Here are a few highlights of spring, summer, fall and winter at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park:

4 seasons at royal gorge bridge

High flying adventures over the Royal Gorge are a must any time of year. The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is open 365 days a year, giving visitors the chance to see Southern Colorado in every season. Join us for a summer stroll across America’s Highest Suspension Bridge or a dazzling Christmas display at Bridge of Lights when you visit the park in every season!

Spring and Summer in Southern Colorado


Springtime can be tricky in Colorado, from snowy weather to bright and sunny days! We are proud to stay open all year long and update our website daily should inclement weather close the park.. If you are looking for a unique way to spend Spring Break this year, reach new heights with us at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park! We have several bucket list items, like our Cloudscraper Zip Line that is named Travel Channel’s #1 Colorado Bucket List experience. This zip line takes riders across the Royal Gorge, 1,200 feet over the Arkansas River! Along with this thrilling ride, we offer several other fun outdoor experiences for Spring Break in Colorado. We excitingly open the entire park and all rides on March 1st after a season of safety preparations and maintenance.

In addition to rides, you won’t want to miss our springtime event! Each April, we host our annual Easter Sunrise service led by Cowboy Pastor, Grant Adkisson, who is known for his ministry at major rodeos and Bible conferences around the world. Join us for an elegant Easter service accompanied by a legendary Colorado sunrise. We encourage our Spring visitors to prepare for chilly weather by bringing warm coats, boots, and beanies in case of wintry weather.


There is no better way to kick off summer than spending a day under the Colorado sun with, wildlife, stunning views and more! Our summer event schedule returns Memorial Day weekend, the last weekend in May. Visit the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park over the summer for face painting, live birds of prey demonstrations, and more, then cool off at the splash pad at Tommy Knocker Playland. 

Come across America’s Highest Suspension Bridge this summer, 1,200 feet over the rushing Arkansas River below! Visitors can find their state flag waving in the mountain breeze and take in the heart-pumping views from above. Summer is an exciting time for us at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park! Unlock a new level of adventure with our Royal Gorge Via Ferrata tour. This ride is open all year long and is the most scenic and affordable climbing experience you can find in Colorado. All levels of climbers are welcome as our expert guides will show you the ropes of this iconic Via Ferrata experience. No matter how you spend your summer day at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, you can expect a day of wild adventures you won’t find anywhere else.

From snowy, wintry bliss to fun-filled summer days, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park hosts a variety of events and runs thrilling rides 365 days per year. Experience the park all year long with our Sunrise Easter Service in April, summer activities, our Boo at the Bridge event, and a dazzling Bridge of Lights display. Read along in this month’s blog for an in depth look at what each season brings to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park!

Fall and Winter in Southern Colorado


As the kids go back to school and schedules start to fill up, don’t leave out a fun family adventure this fall! While you are out seeing the fall colors Colorado is famous for, a visit to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will fulfill any family outing. From our exciting thrill rides to the Via Ferrata to crossing the Royal Gorge Bridge, the fun doesn’t stop! Our summer events run through Labor Day weekend each year for interactive family activities. 

You can enjoy refreshing, temperate weather during fall in Colorado. The air turns crisp, the foliage turns bright yellow to deep red, and the adventures continue in the Royal Gorge Region.   The weekend before Halloween, we host our annual Boo at the Bridge Spooktacular! This community event draws local businesses and families from near and far, dressed up in their best and most creative costumes! Families trick-or-treat on each side of the Royal Gorge and are able to cross the Royal Gorge Bridge for a high spirited night of fun! Be sure to see us during the autumn season in Southern Colorado.


Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park this time of year! You won’t want to miss our newest experience, Bridge of Lights! This display of dazzling Christmas lights sparkle across America’s Highest Suspension Bridge and throughout the park. Our Royal Gorge elves hand out treats and warm drinks to keep you cozy during your drive across the bridge (available for purchase)! During the day, winter scenes blanket the landscape to create an incredible view of the Royal Gorge. 

We continue outdoor experiences like our Via Ferrata and unlimited Aerial Gondola rides through the winter, so be sure to put the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park on your winter destinations list! Come February, show your special someone a heart-pumping adventure. Plan the ultimate Colorado date with our Via Ferrata route and cross the Royal Gorge Bridge, hand in hand. The winter season doesn’t stop us from having incredible outdoor adventures at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.