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Moffat Tunnel West Portal

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Address: Winter Park Village, Winter Park, CO

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Interesting historical site

The Moffat Tunnel has a great story and is interesting to go up to the entrance and see. You can walk right up to it from The Village at Winter Park.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Leann S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Moffat Tunnel has a great story and is interesting to go up to the entrance and see. You can walk right up to it from The Village at Winter Park.

1 Thank Leann S
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Wonderful ride up from Denver. The "hosts", conductors, everyone were incredibly . The moffet tunnel is the end of the line, and Ta da there you are in the middle of everything, snow, skiers, shops and restaurants.

Thank Miriahm D
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Over the years, I have stopped here several times. This year, I actually knew there was a train coming. I had a very hard time accessing the west portal, not even sure if I was supposed to be where I was to photograph a train. I know I wasn't on railroad property, but wasn't sure if it was public property... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been coming to this train site since the 1960's. It is so utterly AMAZING to hear the heavy rubber curtains drop and the fans start up in the under mountain tunnel. By doing this, the tunnel is closed off and the fans in the tunnel can push fresh air in front of the train and get rid of... More 

1 Thank Sheri B
Fraser, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Winter Park/ Mary Jane ski areas are the only ski areas in North America serviced by train. This is the way to "see" the Moffat tunnel. Amtrak also goes through the tunnel from Denver or Fraser.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

West Portal is a great history story but realistically, not much to see. On the other hand if you take the train you will be treated to incredible views and of course the ski resort is right there at West Portal. Good history and I understand the passenger service is expected this coming ski season which should be welcomed by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 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.

Thank Hans P
Watkinsville, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 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.

Thank skidawg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 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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