Royal Gorge Bridge and Cripple Creek

Royal Gorge Bridge and Cripple CreekThe tour takes in Colorado’s awe-inspiring Royal Gorge Bridge, that spans a half-mile across the gorge over the Arkansas River, 995 feet below. The trip is only one hour from Colorado Springs or forty minutes from Pueblo. After two hours at the park, lunch can be enjoyed in the Visitor Center Restaurant, indoors, or out on the breathtaking patio. To Cripple Creek, once one of Colorado’s gold-mining boom towns that retains its Western flavor and where people still hope to strike it rich! Tour continues on the Gold Belt Byway through scenic wonders and towns of Woodland Park, Manitou Springs back to Colorado Springs or Pueblo (Either destination works for a half-day tour.)

Tour Information and Policies


  • Tour season is from May through September
  • Tours Depart from Colorado Springs or Pueblo
  • Bus capacity is from 25 to 49 passengers
  • Buses depart from your hotel as early as 8:00 a.m.
  • and return to your hotel by approximately 5:00 p.m.
  • Half-day tours are approximately four to five hours.
  • Pick up and drop-off sites can vary as specified in tour planning
  • Trips include lunch, on-board guide, tips, taxes, and fees
  • Trips provide American-West cultural experiences, breathtaking scenery, exciting and memorable activities


Reservations must be made no less than two months before the scheduled tour. After your reservation is complete you will receive confirmation, after which, a bus-reservation deposit is required with the balance due no less than two weeks before the tour.


For one-day tours, individual must cancel a reservation 14 or more days prior to the departure date to receive a refund.  Any one-day tour cancelation will be assessed a $5 per person administrative fee.


Reservations for groups of 20 or more persons and for individuals who are members of a group reservation must be cancelled thirty days or more prior to the tour date for an 80% refund.


In case of severe ice and snow conditions all scheduled tours will be canceled with full refunds. Otherwise, all scheduled tours will operate rain or shine, unless the cancellation is made by the destination attraction, in which case notification will go out as soon as possible, all efforts will be made to provide an alternate destination(s) or a full refund will be issued.