Royal Gorge Fire
The iconic Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Southern Colorado is bouncing back a year after a wildfire charred 3,200 acres and shuttered the popular tourist attraction for two seasons.
The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will have a limited re-opening as planned this Saturday.
Authorities have identified the cause of last summer’s fire at Royal Gorge Park.
Royal Gorge employees are showing their team spirit for the Denver Broncos, but they’re also excited about opening the park for bridge tours in just six weeks.
The White House has declared the Royal Gorge Bridge and park a major disaster area due to a wildfire.
The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is back in business for the first time since the wildfire there earlier this month.
Besides the Black Forest Fire, several other wildfires are burning across Colorado.
Fire crews have 65 percent containment on the Royal Gorge Fire and the Big Meadows Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park has grown to nearly 500 acres.
Crews gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history Saturday and had more than half the blaze contained as officials prepared to lift mandatory evacuation orders.
The weather conditions combined with the hard work of firefighters helped bring the Royal Gorge Fire to 40 percent containment.