Currently the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is undergoing evaluation from the Royal Gorge Fire that began on June 11, 2013. At this time, the park is closed until further notice. We anticipate this closure being lengthy, as the attractions surrounding the park suffered great losses. The Bridge itself, however, did not.
From a press release on June 12:
"We do know that many buildings on the property were a catastrophic loss, but an assessment of the actual damage is still unknown," reported Peggy Gair, HR/PR manager for the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. "We had an orderly evacuation yesterday afternoon around noon, so we are extremely happy to report that all employees are okay, and all guests were evacuated safely."
In addition, the Park's wildlife population is safe as well. "The park has elk, buffalo, bighorn sheep, and saddle horses on property and all reported to be okay and are being watched closely, receiving fresh water and feed," added Gair.
"We are extremely grateful that there were no lives lost and that our people and our animals are all okay," said Mike Bandera, General Manager. "We deeply appreciate the efforts of the 150 men and women firefighters and all of the emergency personnel and first responders in our area who have been battling this terrible fire and they remain in our thoughts as it continues to burn."
We will continue to update you on the information pertaining to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park when it becomes available.