My trip to Royal Gorge, Colorado, marks the only time that I can remember being affected by height.

Royal Gorge is essentially a gorge with this massive bridge crossing it:

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I’ve never really had a problem with heights before.  Maybe it was the openness of it all, or the slight breeze causing the bridge to sway – I don’t know.  But I had a real problem walking across!

Maybe it had to do with the gaps in between the wood planks:

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You could see a lot through those gaps.  Heck, check this out:

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…stupid gaps.



  • Paul (@princejvstin) Posted February 17, 2012 11:29 am

    River rafters?

    What a beautiful looking canyon, though!

    • Patrick Hester Posted February 17, 2012 11:43 am

      There’s a LOT of rafting in Colorado. They want you to wear wetsuits, though, due to the temperature of the water (it’s all snow melt). A couple years back, I went white water rafting on Clear Creek. There’s some pictures around here… somewhere…


  • J.T. Evans Posted February 17, 2012 1:22 pm

    I love going to the Royal Gorge. It’s an amazing sight, for sure! I’ve taken various family members there over the years. It still amazes me when I go.

    Somewhere I read it’s the highest (from canyon floor to bridge) suspension bridge in the world. When I got to the other side of the bridge and realized there wasn’t much more on the other side, it made me wonder why it was built… Then I realized it was probably done just because they could. 🙂

    • Patrick Hester Posted February 17, 2012 2:04 pm

      Yeah – we did the little history video thing on the other side, then watched the old west shoot out & took a ride up to the (very) disappointing American Indian camp / tee-pee site. Kinda silly.


      • Paul (@princejvstin) Posted February 17, 2012 2:16 pm

        I’m more interested in that view. Not sure how I would handle it.

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