Rollinsville & Middle Park Wagon Road - Denver Northwestern & Pacific Railway Hill Route Historic District / Moffat Road
David H. Moffat, one of the most important financiers and industrialists in late 19th and early 20th century Colorado, was associated with the Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway which brought the first rail service over the Continental Divide from Denver to Middle Park.
Utilizing the 19th century Rollinsville and Middle Park Wagon Road, construction on the railbed over Rollins Pass began in 1903. Trains continued to battle the steep grades and fierce winter storms until the 1928 completion of the Moffat Tunnel eliminated the need for the 34-mile route over Corona Pass. The property is associated with the Railroads in Colorado, 1858-1948 Multiple Property Submission.