Royal Gorge fire
|Royal Gorge fire|
|Location||Royal Gorge Bridge and Arkansas River, near Canon City, Colorado|
|Date(s)||June 11, 2013 - June 18, 2013|
|Burned area||3,218 acres (5.028 sq mi; 13.02 km2)|
Although the fire jumped the Royal Gorge, the famous Royal Gorge Bridge is still standing, only losing 32 wooden planks off of the platform. However, according to Peggy Gair, a spokeswoman for the park, "many buildings on the property were a catastrophic loss," including the aerial tram over the Royal Gorge.