National and State Register

Alpine Tunnel Historic District

Gunnison County

The Alpine Tunnel Historic District includes approximately 13 miles of the former Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad railbed across the Continental Divide from Hancock to Quartz, as well as the Alpine Tunnel itself.

A Sepia tone picture of the road with mountains rising in the right.

Alpine Tunnel Historic District

Constructed in 1880-1881, the district illustrates the engineering and operational challenges faced by the Colorado mountain railroads in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Listed under Railroads in Colorado, 1858-1948 Multiple Property Submission.

This site continues into Chaffee County