Bobby and Cathey's Visit - August 2011
3. Royal Gorge
Page 1 of 1
  Go To: Home Page

Click on an image to start a Slide Show with that image.
01_2011-0814-1318-40.jpg
#1 - 01_2011-0814-1318-40.jpg
02_2011-0814-1137-38.jpg
#2 - Cathy, Cathey and Bobby at the water clock in the main plaza at Royal Gorge Park.
03_2011-0814-1137-49.jpg
#3 - Cathy, Cathey and Bobby at the water clock in the main plaza at Royal Gorge Park.
04_2011-0814-1312-34.jpg
#4 - Cathy Bobby, and Cathey standing by the North end of Royal Gorge Bridge.
05_2011-0814-1312-45.jpg
#5 - Cathy, Bobby, and Cathey standing by the North end of Royal Gorge Bridge.
06_2011-0814-1315-18.jpg
#6 - Looking down into the Gorge just above the top of the Incline Railway.
07_2011-0814-1316-12.jpg
#7 - The Incline Railway, the world's steepest, that takes you down to the Arkansas River at the bottom of the Gorge.
08_2011-0814-1316-39.jpg
#8 - A closer view of an Incline Railway car as it takes visitors down to the Arkansas River at the bottom of the Gorge.
09_2011-0814-1317-21.jpg
#9 - A view of the Gorge as we ride the Incline Railway down to the Arkansas River at the bottom of the Gorge.
10_2011-0814-1155-21.jpg
#10 - Cathey, Bobby and Cathy viewing the banks of the Arkansas River at the bottom of Royal Gorge.
11_2011-0814-1151-35.jpg
#11 - A view of the Arkansas river with the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad tracks and the unique cantilever bridge in the background.
12_2011-0814-1156-39.jpg
#12 - Across the Arkansas River on the opposite rocky bank is an old wooden water supply pipe dating to the early 1900's (no longer in use) that originally carried water to Canon City until 1974.
13_2011-0814-1153-09.jpg
#13 - One of the many rapids in the Arkansas River.
14_2011-0814-1153-53.jpg
#14 - Looking up to the Royal Gorge Bridge 1,053 feet above the bottom of Gorge.
15_2011-0814-1157-36.jpg
#15 - Cathey viewing the Arkansas River.
16_2011-0814-1203-27.jpg
#16 - Rafting through one of the rapids of the Arkansas River.
17_2011-0814-1203-39.jpg
#17 - A closer view of the raft as it nearly hits the rock wall of the opposite bank.
18_2011-0814-1204-00.jpg
#18 - A second raft approaching one of the more treacherous rapids.
19_2011-0814-1204-18.jpg
#19 - Splash!! -- Into the rapid.
20_2011-0814-1204-40.jpg
#20 - A third raft navigates through the rapid.
21_2011-0814-1205-17.jpg
#21 - A fourth raft goes through the rapid.
22_2011-0814-1205-07.jpg
#22 - A fifth raft comes through one of the rapids, and is in for a surprise...
23_2011-0814-1205-28.jpg
#23 - The fifth raft (in the foreground) gets hung up on the rocks.
24_2011-0814-1208-20.jpg
#24 - Abandon ship!!!
25_2011-0814-1208-12.jpg
#25 - The former raft passengers try to gingerly wade through the rapids to a safe rock along the shore.
26_2011-0814-1206-24.jpg
#26 - One of the Royal Gorge Route Railroad's scenic passenger train approaches.
27_2011-0814-1206-35.jpg
#27 - The deisel locomotive of the Royal Gorge Route Railroad's scenic passenger train.
28_2011-0814-1206-41.jpg
#28 - The first double-decker Pullman Car coming towards us.
29_2011-0814-1207-10.jpg
#29 - Some passengers enjoying the views from an open car.
30_2011-0814-1207-15.jpg
#30 - One of the single-deck Pullman Cars.
31_2011-0814-1207-46.jpg
#31 - Another single-deck Pullman Car, the "William Jackson Palmer", founder of Colorado Springs..
32_2011-0814-1319-57.jpg
#32 - Bobby looking down from the deck of the Royal Gorge Bridge to the river 1,053 feet below.
33_2011-0814-1320-29.jpg
#33 - Looking down from the bridge to the Arkansas River, where we just were, 1,053 feet below. The red arial tram, which crosses the Gorge, can be seen in the upper right.
34_2011-0814-1328-19.jpg
#34 - Look closely in the river and see the line of rafters. Count them. Do you see 4?
35_2011-0814-1329-26.jpg
#35 - Another raft going down the river.
36_2011-0814-1320-40.jpg
#36 - A telephoto view of the raft from 1,053 feet above.
37_2011-0814-1321-10.jpg
#37 - The railrod tracks wind their way along the Arkansas River.
38_2011-0814-1328-08.jpg
#38 - Another view of the Royal Gorge from the bridge.
39_2011-0814-1325-23.jpg
#39 - The cantilever railroad bridge as seen from the bridge 1,053 feet above - and yet another raft.
40_2011-0814-1322-00.jpg
#40 - A view over the top of Royal Gorge and the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains in the distance.
41_2011-0814-1332-41.jpg
#41 - Duh!!
42_2011-0814-1337-54.jpg
#42 - Cathey and Bobby at the New Jersy State sign on the deck of the Royal Gorge Bridge. It was a bit windy.
43_2011-0814-1457-13.jpg
#43 - A view of the bridge from the South rim of the Gorge.
44_2011-0814-1347-18.jpg
#44 - The Mountain Man Trading Post, one of the attractions on the South rim of Royal Gorge Park.
45_2011-0814-1347-54.jpg
#45 - Cathey, Cathy and Bobby entering the Mountain Man Trading Post.
46_2011-0814-1352-31.jpg
#46 - One of the "residents" of the Mountain Man Trading Post about to have a disagreement with a fellow citizen.
47_2011-0814-1352-38.jpg
#47 - One of the "residents" of the Mountain Man Trading Post about to have a disagreement with a fellow citizen.
48_2011-0814-1352-45.jpg
#48 - The two "residents" resolved their differences.
49_2011-0814-1405-39.jpg
#49 - Bobby gets hold up in the hoosegow.
50_2011-0814-1449-30.jpg
#50 - Cathey at the petting zoo at Royal Gorge Park.
51_2011-0814-1449-40.jpg
#51 - A goat enjoying Cathey's petting.
52_2011-0814-1548-04.jpg
#52 - An elk relaxing in the Wapiti Western Wildlife Park at Royal Gorge Park.
53_2011-0814-1548-22.jpg
#53 - Wait, I have an itch!
54_2011-0814-1549-02.jpg
#54 - The regal bull elk surveys his domain.
55_2011-0814-1705-49.jpg
#55 - A view of the Gorge and the shadow of the bridge as seen from the arial tram station on the South rim.
56_2011-0814-1706-11.jpg
#56 - Another view of the Gorge and the shadow of the bridge as seen from the arial tram station on the South rim.
57_2011-0814-1709-11.jpg
#57 - The arial tram, the longest single-span arial tram in the world, as it passes over the middle of the Gorge.
58_2011-0814-1710-04.jpg
#58 - Another view of the tram as it passes over the Gorge. The building in the background is the Bighorn Mountaintop Lodge, owned by Royal Gorge Park.
59_2011-0814-1709-19.jpg
#59 - The arial tram passing over the Gorge and the gorgeous scenery.
60_2011-0814-1709-25.jpg
#60 - The arial tram passing over the Gorge and the gorgeous scenery.
61_2011-0814-1709-41.jpg
#61 - Another gorgeous view!
62_2011-0814-1709-50.jpg
#62 - A closer view of the tram in transit.
63_2011-0814-1603-51.jpg
#63 - We are about to board the tram for a trip from the South rim back to the North rim, where we originally entered the Park.
64_2011-0814-1601-29.jpg
#64 - The tram departs for it's trip across the Gorge.
65_2011-0814-1613-19.jpg
#65 - A view of the Royal Gorge Bridge from the North rim platform of the arial tram.
66_2011-0814-1613-55A.jpg
#66 - A closer view of the Royal Gorge Bridge from the North rim platform of the arial tram.

  Go To: Home Page

For more information email: JoeR@LucianoFamily.net
Our Web Site: www.LucianoFamily.net

All photos © 2011, Joseph R. Luciano