Monday, February 18, 2019

Overlook Loop Trail

While visiting the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, I recommend hiking up the Overlook Loop Trail to get stunning views of the gorge to the east as well as views looking west to the bridge. The trail is mostly easy, but can be challenging if you want to venture in on one of the many side trails for a closer look. Obviously it's important to stay far back from the edge and watch your step to avoid cacti. The trail is a favorite of mine as regardless of season. The trailhead is located at the picnic area just off of Route 3A before entering the park (look for the picnic pavilion and restrooms) -- park here and cross the road and then take the right fork.  For those with limited time, you can drive up the Overlook / Elk Horn Road. But the hike in from the picnic area is well worth the time and effort!  Click here to see all my posts for the Royal Gorge.

Royal Gorge View (looking east) in June

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