The Royal Gorge has seen many visitors over the years, Over a million years ago dinosaurs roamed the region. Paleontologists have made fossil discoveries of these amazing ancient species. After the dinosaurs die out Native American Indians arrived, and hunted and camped throughout. When you visit the park you are following the footsteps of the prehistoric dinosaurs.
The Royal George wasn't always the peaceful area it is today. Back in 1877, a war broke out over who rights the silver deposits along the Arkansas River belong to you. Months of both dynamiting each other's construction and exchanging bullets passed. After a six month battle in the courts the Rio Grande came out the winner.