Colorado Midland
Wild Horse, Colorado
June 6, 1996

Near Wild Horse, Colorado, the long-abandoned Colorado Midland finished its descent from the legendary climb over the Rockies west of Colorado Springs, ultimately to cross the Denver & Rio Grande Western's Tennessee Pass line before continuing on to Aspen. Some idea of the heavy rock work required can be gotten from this stretch of grade, still available to adventurous motorists.

This page posted 10/1/2017. Text and photo ©2017 Lamont Downs.