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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great way to see history and a 360 view of the mountain range. This was my 1st Colorado hike in the Mountains. Being from Indiana, I didn't think the hike was too bad. This was my ultimate favorite trailhead.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We were onboard the California Zephyr as we passed this momentous place. Fantastic history and we were aboard part of the history we were observing.

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Pretty cool seeing a tunnel entrance that is so old but their is really nothing special about this as an attraction. You view it from a parking lot. Maybe I missed the historic marker. It is cool. There is a lot of fence to keep people back and to interrupt a photo.

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Dorchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

A landmark rather than a visitor's attraction? Noticeable as trains enter and exit the tunnel and best seen from the slopes. We usually fly into DIA from the UK, stay in downtown Denver overnight and take the free mall ride on 16th Street to Union Station to catch the 8.05 am Amtrak Californian Zephyr train up to Fraser for our... More 

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 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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Wichita, Kansas
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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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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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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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3 Thank NancyWeld
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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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