The World's Highest Bridge Spanning the Royal Gorge, near Canon City, Colorado.
The Royal Gorge in Fremont County, Colorado, is where the Arkansas River breaks through the plains. Cutting through from the summit of lofty peaks to their very foundation, it extends for a distance of ten miles through very narrow walls like these. This giant chasm stands among the real wonders of the world and is the only one of its kind penetrated by both a railway and a river. Its deep red granite walls sparkle with mica presenting a vision of marvelous beauty.
Looking down these multicolored walls from the center of Royal Gorge Bridge you are silenced by the feeling of majesty that comes over you. You look down, down, down, into an abyss at the bottom of which what appears to be toy trains rush through in snake-like fashion. The river which roars and leaps along in a thousand plunging falls appears like a lazy stream. The sensation of awful chasm and wooded mountain steeps fills you with fear and delight, with reverence and awesome meditation.