Royal Gorge Tours Start Saturday

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The wait is over to see what's left of the Royal Gorge after a fire swept through last year destroying 48 out of 52 buildings. Tours started up again Saturday, just in time for Spring Break.

KKTV 11 News spoke with one couple who said they are thrilled to be on the tour. They had their first date there 21 years ago.

"It's wonderful. I don't like heights but this is such a beautiful bridge," Bobbie Coleman said.

"It's nice to see how they're getting everything rebuilt and getting it back open to the public," Kim Coleman said.

Tours are guided and right now are only available on weekends. They cost $10.00 per person. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The last tour starts at 3:00 p.m.

The tours take folks through construction zones and over the Royal Gorge bridge, one of the highest suspension bridges in the world.

Park officials said they expect to celebrate a Grand Re-Opening in August of this year.