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Address: Winter Park Village, Winter Park, CO
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Great piece of History

Took the summer ski train from Denver to Winter Park. While on the way there, we learned about the Moffat Tunnel. It's really good to see something like this up close.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
NancyWeld
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Columbus, OH
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great simple food. Hits the spot. Chicken steaks and chips after a hard morning riding the slopes. Clean simple food freshly cooked.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

As a visitor, it may not be apparent initially that Moffat Tunnel serves as a trailhead for a lot of great hiking in the James Peak wilderness area. What makes Moffat Tunnel so great is that the parking lot is well maintained even in the winter, since it is an active set of tracks. This means the road up to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Its a tunnel entrance near the base of Winter Park ski area. If you are fascinated with trains and want to get real close as they enter the tunnel, then come see it. It takes 5 minutes. There is ample parking at the WP upper ski area lot.

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Winter Park, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I am not sure what there is to see here? Nothing to do but watch a train come out? Then you would need to look at schedule to time it? Maybe kids would enjoy or Sheldon Cooper.

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1 Thank BrentAKing
Columbus, OH
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Took the summer ski train from Denver to Winter Park. While on the way there, we learned about the Moffat Tunnel. It's really good to see something like this up close.

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3 Thank NancyWeld
demaileron
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I take the AMTRAK California Zephyr train route from Denver's Union Station up to Winter Park. It's only like $21.00. This is a stunningly beautiful train ride. The only eyesores are those palaces nearby the ski hill.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Great to see the train come thru when crossing the pedestrian bridge to get to the WP base. You can park in the free parking lot before the main entrance into to village and walk down to see the tunnel. Easy access that way.

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1 Thank Alisa D
NY NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I used the AMTRAK afternoon service to return to Denver from winter park. What a view and much cheaper than van service to the resort.

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Vidor, Texas
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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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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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