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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
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Columbus, OH
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Columbus, OH
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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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demaileron
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Winter Park Village, Winter Park, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand County  >  Winter Park

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