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Moffat Tunnel West Portal

Address: Winter Park Village, Winter Park, CO
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Type: Other, Landmarks
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Vidor, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

As an active railroad employee on vacation I wanted to see this Tunnel Portal, I did get to see it but only by the kindness of the parking attendant at Winter Park resort. If I had been staying at the resort I would been able to walk right up to it on the walkway. I had to drive up where... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Worth seeing if on a railfans trip of Wyoming Nebraska and Colorado as I was in a group from England run by Darjeeling tours. 24 of us in 3 mini buses touring round the powder river basin coal trains and UP facilities at North Platte and Cheyenne steam facility ( 4014 Big Boy in evidence), so not a feature on... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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955 reviews 955 reviews
762 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You drive down a long mountain road to get to the tunnel entrance. There is not a viewing area but you just make your own. It is cool to see the trains enter and exit the tunnel.

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wever ia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Very historical. How did they dig from both ends without computers of lasers? Water runs out both ends since trains cross Continental Divide. Big wall protects from runaways.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Anyone who loves railroads and engineering should take a few hours and venture over the pass above the ‘new’ railroad tunnel. It is a beautiful and fascinating trip over the original railroad line that passed over this high pass.

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Parker, Colorado
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

If you like watching the occasional train, you can do this here. The tunnel entrance is impressive. Other than that not much to see. The history of this tunnel and its building is incredible it is probably better to experience it with a good history book and a ride on the Amtrak line that runs up from Denver.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Well worth the visit - easy to get to - parking ok and fun for all

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Black Hawk, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

It is pretty tricky without four wheel drive but it is beautiful. If you really want to have some fun, pack your car up to spend the night. I have been coming up here since I was a little kid (and I am almost 40 now). It is a full day of adventure. Don't forget your fishing pole.

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Dillon, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

A great place to watch UP or BNSF trains, possibly Amtrak. It's easy to get there at Winter Park Ski Area. Too bad the Ski Train no longer runs.

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North America
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

My family was in Winter Park this summer, and we knew the historic Moffat Tunnel was somewhere in the vicinity, though hadn't tried to find it. But after our failed attempt at Rollins Pass (see my other review about that) we found ourselves in the Winter Park village where we ate, shopped a bit, and let the girls do the... More 

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