Through the Rockies, not around them. Amtrak carries on where D&RGW left off. This shot was inspired by Photo ID: 175167 and is well worth the hike along the side of the mountain. Between trains the sound of the creek was very soothing.
Two Amtrak routes serve the Centennial State. The California Zephyr's route through Moffat Tunnel and along the Colorado River goes from one end of the state to the other. The Southwest Chief cuts across the southeast corner.