Guide to Bungee Jumping Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado

Sepia sketch of the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado

Only a few people dare to bungee jump off the Royal Gorge Bridge. If you would like to be one of them, you have to sign up in advance. Thrill seekers only can enjoy this unique experience once a year during a special event. Find out more about what makes bungee jumping at this bridge so special!

Quick facts

  • Location: Canon City, Colorado
  • Bridge height:  1,053 feet (the tallest bridge in the United States!)
  • Built: 1929
  • Price: $30 for the general admission for adults, $35 for a single Skycoaster jump. Check more prices here.
  • Bungee jumping: Only during the Go Fast Games held annually in September

Where is the Royal Gorge Bridge located?

The Royal Gorge Bridge is about a 2 hours drive from Denver.

The exact address of the bridge is:
4218 County Rd. 3A
Canon City, Colorado 81215

Is bungee jumping off the Royal Gorge Bridge legal?

Yes, bungee jumping off the Royal Gorge Bridge is legal. But, it is only allowed during special events that are organized by the bridge operators. The Go Fast Games are an annual 3-day event that is typically held in September and allows base jumpers and bungee jumpers to jump legally and safely. 

To check when the next event is taking place, please check the official Royal Gorge Bridge website. Or just give them a call at: (719) 275-7507.

Spaces are limited, so interested participants should sign up as soon as possible in advance and pay a fee. The bungee jump itself is only a few seconds long, but it is an experience that you will never forget!

What happens during the Royal Gorge Bridge bungee jump

The bungee jump is a quick and exhilarating experience. Participants wear a harness that is attached to a bungee cord, which is then connected to the bridge. They then step off of the platform and plummet towards the river below. The bungee cord catches them and propels them back up into the air before they fall again. This process repeats itself several times until the participant is finally lowered back down to the platform. The entire experience only lasts a few seconds, but it is certain to give you a rush! The view at this location is especially unique, and not many people can say they have jumped off the highest bridge in the U.S.

View from the platform
Third-person perspective of the jump

What does walking on and bungee jumping at the Royal Gorge Bridge cost?

Parking is $10 per vehicle. The general admission fee to walk on the bridge is $30 per adult. We don’t know the exact cost for the bungee jump, please contact the event operators.

We recommend booking your tickets for the bridge and the park in advance here. You will avoid queues at the ticket counter and still have the flexibility to cancel for free within 24 hours.

What are the safety regulations for bungee jumping? Is there an age requirement?

Bungee jumping at the Royal Gorge Bridge is regulated by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. However, all participants must be at least 18 years old and must sign a waiver prior to jumping. You are not allowed to bring your own bungee cord. You have to jump using the equipment provided by the bridge operators.

What should I wear for bungee jumping?

Comfortable clothing that can stretch is recommended. Participants should also wear closed-toe shoes.

Is there a weight limit for bungee jumping?

Yes, the weight limit for bungee jumping at the Royal Gorge Bridge is 250 pounds. Participants who weigh more than 250 pounds may not be able to jump.

Background info about the Royal Gorge Bridge

It spans the Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River and is 1,053 feet (around 321 meters) tall at its highest point. It is the tallest bridge in the United States. The bridge was completed in 1929 and was an impressive engineering feat at the time. It was originally built for automobile traffic, but it now serves as a pedestrian bridge. The bridge has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Other thrilling activities at or near Royal Gorge Bridge

Even if you don’t make it to the next Go Fast Games, there are still other reasons to visit the area.

The fastest zipline in North America

…is located just nearby. We booked this zip line tour, which features 11 ziplines overlooking the Arkansas River. This is a great alternative to bungee jumping, and the fun lasts much longer than a single jump. The tour also included all the safety equipment.

You can also base jump off the Bridge

The bungee jump is not the only extreme activity that you can do at the Royal Gorge Bridge. The bridge is also a popular spot for base jumping. Base jumping is an extreme sport that involves parachuting off of a fixed object. The Royal Gorge Bridge is one of the most popular base jumping spots in the world due to its height and location. Interested participants must obtain a permit in order to jump off the bridge. Permits are typically only issued to experienced base jumpers who have completed at least 200 jumps.

Swing bungee from Royal Gorge Bridge

Swing bungee isn’t the same as a bungee jump, but a thrill is a thrill, right? The Royal Rush Skycoaster at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is one of the most popular attractions in Colorado. 

The Skycoaster is a giant swing that takes riders up to 400 feet in the air, providing stunning views of the Royal Gorge and the Arkansas River below. There are also tandem seats available for those who want to experience the thrill of the ride together with friends or loved ones. The Skycoaster is open year-round, weather permitting, so it’s always a great time to take a ride on the Royal Rush.

Rafting on the Colorado River

While we were at the Royal Gorge Bridge, we overheard a family’s plan to go rafting and 10 minutes later. We booked an epic rafting adventure. I enjoyed the thrill, but not everyone on the boat was able to handle the turbulence on the water. Luckily, the guides are experiences and knew how to handle the situation.

Attractions in Canon City

Canon City is home to a number of attractions, in addition to the Royal Gorge Bridge. The town is located near a number of hiking trails and outdoor activities. Canon City is also home to the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, which is a dinosaur museum that features life-size dinosaurs. The museum also offers Dino Digs, where children can search for fossils.

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