Media Release

Canon City, Colorado –
The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is proud to announce that it will be hosting the annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 9th, 2023, at 6:30 am. This iconic landmark will be the backdrop for a beautiful and inspiring celebration of renewal and hope.

Guests will gather in the morning darkness on the south rim of the gorge, where they will witness the day’s awakening over the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. The sun is expected to rise at 6:34 am, just as the service begins.

Celebrating Easter on the rim of the Royal Gorge has been a decades-long tradition for the Park. The free sunrise service attracts guests from all over the state to sing worship songs and hear the Easter message as the sun rises on the granite walls of the gorge. All faiths and denominations are welcome to attend.

“This is a very special event for us at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park,” said Dona Webb, Sales and Marketing Manager of the Park. “We feel privileged to be able to offer this beautiful and inspiring celebration of Easter to our guests. It is a time to reflect on the power of hope and renewal, and to share that message with our community.”

This years’ service will be led by preacher Grant Adkisson of the Canyon Cowboy Church, and will feature music, prayer, and the message “He’s still moving.” Music will be led by the Canyon Cowboy Church praise team and a free will offering will be taken during the service to benefit Kindred Kids Child Advocacy Center, whose mission is to empower and strengthen victims who have experienced abuse and their non-offending family members through advocacy, education, healing, and justice.

The North entrance (main gate) will open at 5:30 am. Guests will need to either walk across the bridge or take the park shuttle which will be available until 6:20 am. Free coffee will be served before the service. Seating will be provided for 400. Patrons are encouraged to dress warmly and bring blankets and lawn chairs if needed. Website:

About the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park:
The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is a world-famous tourist destination located in Canon City, Colorado. The park features the highest suspension bridge in North America, as well as stunning views of the Royal Gorge and the Arkansas River. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of attractions, including ziplining, a gondola ride, and a Skycoaster. The park is open year-round and offers something for visitors of all ages.

For more information, please contact:
Gail Dexter. Sales & Marketing

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