Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Royal Gorge Route Railroad
If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track, which has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.
--Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) American Author, Philosopher and Teacher
The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is one of the top attractions in all of Colorado. While the suspension bridge high above is immediately recognized as a remarkable engineering achievement, but the railway below is just as remarkable. Establishing the railroad was a battle, not only with nature, granite and physical limitations (the gorge is just 30 feet wide at its narrowest), but between men as two railroads waged war to control the gorge. It was a battle waged with bullets as well as lawsuits. It went on for decades, ending with a US Supreme Court decision. You can read all about it here.
Today, the gorge is one of premier tourist destinations in Colorado. The scale and beauty of the gorge is experienced up-close as passengers enjoy exceptional dining services and comfort. There are various levels of service provided, from coach to first class -- with all having access to the open-air car for a completely immersive experience of the gorge and its wonders.
Click here to learn more and to make reservations.
Top Photo: A view of the railroad from the Tunnel Drive Trail.