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Top 5 Most Extreme Bungee Jumping Destinations


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Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge, Canon City, Colo.
The 956 foot-high Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge in Colorado was built in 1929 spanning 1,260 feet across.
The 956 foot-high Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge in Colorado was built in 1929 spanning 1,260 feet across.
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I won't even walk over this bridge, let alone bungee jump from it. With spectacular views of the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge was built in 1929 specifically with tourists in mind. The gorge is framed by sheer cliffs. The bridge spans 1,260 feet (384.05 meters) and is 956 feet (291 meters) high [source: Royal Gorge Bridge & Park]. Apparently, you free-fall for about 10 seconds before the bungee cord takes over. Then you bounce. Take my word for it.


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