Moffat Tunnel

The Moffat Tunnel is a railroad and tunnel that cuts through the Continental Divide in -central .

Named after railroad David Moffat, the tunnel’s first official railroad traffic passed through in February 1928.

The Moffat Tunnel finally provided with a western link through the Continental Divide, as both Cheyenne, Wyoming, to the and Pueblo to the already enjoyed rail access to the Coast.

It follows the right-of-way laid out by Moffat in 1902 while he was seeking a better and shorter route from to .

The Moffat Tunnel averages 15 trains per day.

The railroad and tunnels parallel one another; the tunnel delivers a portion of ’s supply.

In 1979, the tunnel was designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the Society of Civil Engineers.