Adventure of the Week- Royal Gorge

My Girl Scouts are growing up! This means my step-daughter is also growing up! Ahhhh!

She is 11 now, which, I know it’s cliche, sounds impossible.

Yet I am embracing this and making the most out of every adventure with my Lilybug.

Since miss Lilly starts middle school this coming school year, she is moving from Junior to Cadettes in Girl Scouts. To celebrate all transitions, the Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) held a bridging ceremony and party.

The GSCO hosts he event at the largest bridge in Colorado and the highest bridge in North America (elevation), the Royal Gorge.

Starting in the late 1800s, visitors began coming to the gorge for sightseeing and picnics. This turned into a railway running along the bottom (and the railroad wars of Colorado). In the 1920s the park was turned into a proper tourist attraction. From there it has had rides and facelifts added, with 90% of the park being rebuilt in 2014 after a fire in 2013.

I had not personally visited the park in almost 20 years so it was almost like visiting with new eyes!

I loved her new buildings, new play park, and exciting new rides that they offered. My mother in law even did their zip lines across the gorge!

All around the kids enjoyed being a part of a big group outing to celebrate an achievement, as well as shenanigans on the play park, bridge, and gondola.

Enjoy this preview of the Gondola ride!

 

If you’re in Southern Colorado, it’s worth the stop!

Happy Travels!

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