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Investigation of the Construction of Hanging Flume

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Alpine Tunnel – An Engineering Marvel

Courtesy of Legends of America Situated about 18 miles southwest of Buena Vista, Colorado is the historic narrow gauge Alpine Tunnel. Once the highest railroad tunnel in the world, at an altitude of 11,523 feet, it was the first tunnel to be built through the Continental Divide. The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad began the.. read more →

Historic Sites – Alpine Tunnel

Courtesy of the Gunnison, Colorado Chamber of Commerce ALPINE TUNNEL The Alpine Tunnel Historic District consists of a two hundred foot wide right of way along thirteen miles of original Denver, South Park and Pacific railbed between the town sites of Quartz (in Gunnison County) and Hancock (in Chaffee County). For years mail and supplies.. read more →

The Alpine Tunnel Historic District

Courtesy of the Narrow Gauge Circle   The Alpine Tunnel Historic District consists of a two hundred foot wide right of way along thirteen miles of original Denver, South Park and Pacific railbed between the town sites of Quartz (in Gunnison County) and Hancock (in Chaffee County). The District consists of property located on the.. read more →

Pitkin, Colorado – Gateway to the Alpine Tunnel

Story courtesy of Pitkin Colorado An absolutely awesome way to spend half a day or more! Spectacular scenery. The road is in good condition and is considered an “easy” drive, at least until you near the top. Next to spectacular cliffs, the road crosses a narrow man-made terrace known as the “Palisades.” The ledge is.. read more →

Stakeholders updating West Slope scenic byway plan

Courtesy of the GJ Sentinel By Bob Silbernagel Beginning this month and continuing well into next year, people from three Western Slope counties will be working with a Longmont-based firm to update the corridor management plan for the Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic Byway that runs across 133 miles of state highway from Whitewater to Placerville. “This corridor.. read more →

Flume Fever Podcast

Flume Fever from Mara Ferris on Vimeo. read more →

Naturally inclined: GJ woman makes name for herself in environmental filmmaking

Courtesy of the GJ Sentinel   GJ woman makes name for herself in environmental filmmaking By Melinda Mawdsley EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories following local environmental filmmaker Mara Ferris as she works on a video chronicling the re-stabilization of the Driggs Mansion on the Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway. Ferris.. read more →

San Miguel River: 48 feet of the historic hanging flume has been restored

Courtesy of Coyote Gulch San Miguel River: 48 feet of the historic hanging flume has been restored Click on the thumbnail graphic to the right for an aerial shot of the San Miguel River canyon. The hanging flume, before the restoration, is along the cliff wall in the middle of the photo. Here’s a report from.. read more →