Denver & Rio Grande Western [Southern Pacific]
Colorado (Royal Gorge)
June 3, 1996

This view, also from the Royal Gorge cable car, shows some of the surrounding terrain and gives a better idea of why the Denver & Rio Grande Western felt that building through the Royal Gorge (including the famous "war" with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe) was the only possible route.

This page posted 10/1/2017; revised 1/1/2019. Text and photo ©2017 Lamont Downs.