Denver & Rio Grande Western [Southern Pacific]
Burns, Colorado (Dotsero Cutoff)
June 11, 1996

Although the Denver & Rio Grande Western's Dotsero Cutoff is mostly paralleled by a decent if sometimes unpaved highway (Colorado River Road), there are a few places where there just isn't room for both, such as here, just north of Burns, where the highway rides the ridge while the railroad runs alongside the Colorado River.

This page posted 5/1/2019. Text and photo ©2019 Lamont Downs.