Canon City, CO
We were really looking forward to riding the Royal Gorge Railroad and it did not disappoint! A 2 hour train ride along the Arkansas River (as it flows through Colorado), the train winds its way along sheer granite walls towering hundreds of feet straight up. It also travels over a “floating bridge” on tracks suspended by cables over the river. While traversing the floating bridge, the whole train sways from side to side.
There are three ticket levels, Coach, Club or Vista Dome, the latter is the only way to go, as the views are way better and more comfortable seating. They also have open air cars that you can go out on to really get a full view of the gorge. There is a full bar and food service, Joel really liked the chocolate fudge tort which was like eating a piece of fudge more than cake. On our way back to the campground we couldn’t resist climbing on the roadside “wildlife.”