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Moffat Tunnel West Portal

Winter Park Village, Winter Park, CO
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- Apr 11, 2014
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wever ia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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