Construction on the line began in 1902, reaching the Continental Divide at Rollins Pass by 1903. 2 notable but short patches of snow, 1 a little before the tunnel and 1 right at the Rollins Pass gate. Each winter, weather over Rollins would at least tie up men, money, and machinery trying to battle the snow and the grades. Rollins Pass trestle (Devils Slide) from Panoramio, aiw0124. It would then be leased back to the railroad. By 1913, due to the difficulties of laying track in such mountainous terrain, the DN&P went into receivership and emerged as the Denver & Salt Lake Railroad, but it was for naught: construction on the line ultimately failed to reach Salt Lake City, only covering less than half the entire distance. We saw rock outlines of the Arrow station, log cabin … The road no longer allows you to drive over the summit, due to a partial tunnel collapse, but the road still takes you to within a short hike of the summit, which offers panoramic views of both sides of the Continental Divide. Today, the Rollins Pass route is better than Disneyland for a railroad buff. Rollin's Pass Road is a dirt road that follows an old railroad route from the historic town of Tolland, over the Continental Divide, and into Fraser.
In 1881 he failed with the Denver, Utah, and Pacific, a narrow gauge railroad. This provided us with mileage markers to stop at with interesting history of the railroad that ran through here prior to the Moffat Tunnel completion. Especially one that is healthy enough to do some hiking and climbing. We picked up a small brochure prior to heading up the Rollins Pass Rd. Rollins Pass trestle (Devils Slide) from Panoramio, aiw0124. In 1902 he started building the Denver Northwestern and Pacific Railway, a standard gauge railroad. The old railroad grade over Rollins pass from Rollinsville to Winter Park. Rollins Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.559m (11,676ft) above the sea level, located in the Rocky Mountains of north-central Colorado in the United States. The rain made for fun conditions. The pass can be traveled by regular 2WD (although 4WD high-clearance vehicles fare better) automobile in the summer in good weather, or by snowmobilein the winter.
Rollins Pass as an historic railroad route "Snow cuts on Rollin's  Pass, Moffat Road, Colo." This is a colorized sketch of McClure photograph 257-8067, the description stating, "Snow scene, summit Rollin's Pass: elevation, 11,660 feet; on Moffat Line R. R., three hours' ride from Denver. Rollins Pass Railroad, Colorado Well a bit of an international flavour as we approach this festive season. The Moffat Tunnel is a railroad and water tunnel that cuts through the Continental Divide in north-central Colorado. David Moffat had a dream: a railroad line over or through the Continental Divide linking Denver with the coal from the western slope and beyond.
Construction started on the optimal, 6.2 mile tunnel in 1924, and by 14-Feb-1928, the route through the mountain was complete. Rollins Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.559m (11,676ft) above the sea level, located in the Rocky Mountains of north-central Colorado in the United States. The Rollins Pass/Moffat Road is an epic in railroading history. Rollins Pass Railroad, Colorado Well a bit of an international flavour as we approach this festive season. The railroad went from Utah Junction (Denver) over Rollins Pass (11,660 feet above sea level) through the Grand Valley and terminated in Craig, Colorado.