Go "Into the Gorge" on Bridge Day!
What’s better than watching BASE jumpers from the New River Gorge Bridge? How about sitting in the canyon itself, 900 feet below! Here’s how.
It’s a sight like no other: BASE jumpers soaring right towards you. Skimming the New River, they meet the landing zone, one after the other.
Would you like to be at the scene of the action? Just take an “Into the Gorge” shuttle ride on Bridge Day! For $25 a ticket, you’ll get a priceless perspective like no other. Abus will take you down into the Gorge and drop you off, providing you with the opportunity to watch Bridge Day from a completely different angle. Pack a lunch, sit near the 876-foot-high New River Gorge Bridge and soak up glorious autumn foliage while you watch BASE jumpers fly. If you look carefully, you’ll also spot rappellers. This is your best opportunity to see them, dangling below the Bridge. There’s no time limit for how long you can stay in the Gorge, but it’s recommended that you get on the bus to come back up to the bridge by 3 pm.
Energizing and uplifting, it’s an experience to treasure. Kids really get a kick out of it, too.
So how do you reserve that shuttle ride?
It’s easy. Call the Fayette Chamber of Commerce at 304-465-5617. Spaces are limited and always sell out before Bridge Day. If you think friends or family members want to tag along, now’s the time to order those tickets!
What do you think is better: viewing BASE jumpers from above or below? Why? Share your thoughts with us!