Denver & Rio Grande Western
Colorado (Arkansas River Canyon)
June 3, 1996

There was a lot of spectacular scenery on the Denver & Rio Grande's Royal Gorge/Tennessee Pass line in addition to the line's namesake attractions. The canyon of the Arkansas River (which includes the Royal Gorge) included seemingly endless stretches of scenery like this one. A bit of U.S. Route 50 can be seen at the far right, which parallels the tracks and river for much of the way west of the Royal Gorge. This view faces east.

This page posted 1/1/2019. Text and photo ©2019 Lamont Downs.