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    • Crossing the continental divide via the Colorado Midland Railway

    • A view of the Colorado Midland Railway on Hagerman Pass in Lake County, Colorado shows switchbacks and snowsheds.
    • Hagerman Pass (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Lake County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--Lake County--1880-1890.
    • [between 1887 and 1890?]
    • Down the ladder off the continental divide towards Sprague's Lodge

    • Members of the Roundup Riders of the Rockies traverse a high alpine slope and steep switchbacks on a trail ride near the Continental Divide on Flattop Mountain in Larimer County, Colorado. Some of the men walk and lead their horses; others ride...
    • Roundup Riders of the Rockies (Colo.)--People--1950-1960.; Trail riding--Colorado--1950-1960.; Flattop Mountain (Grand County and Larimer County, Colo.)--1950-1960.; Larimer County (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Horseback riding--Colorado--Rocky Mountain...
    • 1955 July
    • The Gold Medal Mine, Bird's-Eye Gulch, Leadville, Colorado

    • View of a boarding house and a stamp mill building at a mine identified as the Gold Medal Mine near Leadville in Lake County, Colorado. Shows buildings, a creek and a road in Birdseye Gulch. Switchbacks, tunnels and probably a tramway are on...
    • Lake County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Mosquito Range (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Lake County--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--Lake County--1870-1880.
    • 1879 October 13
    • Switch back's [sic] Trail Ridge Road

    • View of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The dirt road on the side of a mountain has many switchbacks.
    • Rocky Mountain National Park (Colo.)--1930-1940.; National parks & reserves--Colorado--1930-1940.; Roads--Colorado--1930-1940.
    • [1930]
    • Ouray

    • Panoramic view of the Uncompahgre Gorge and south Ouray (Ouray County), Colorado. Shows switchbacks on Canyon Creek Road and probably a portion of the Otto Mears Toll Road. Frame buildings in Ouray include the San Juan Coal, Lumber and Supply...
    • Ouray (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Uncompahgre Gorge (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Canyons--Colorado--Ouray--1900-1910.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Ouray--1900-1910.; Dirt roads--Colorado--Ouray--1900-1910.; Parks--Colorado--Ouray--1900-1910.
    • [1901?]
    • Pearl Mountain and other Elk Range Peaks rising above the headwaters of Castle Creek

    • View of Pearl Mountain and the Elk Range in Gunnison County, Colorado. Shows a narrow, deep valley, barren mountains, talus, and a dirt road with switchbacks.
    • Elk Mountains (Colo.)--1970-1990.; Gunnison County (Colo.)--1970-1990.; Pearl Mountain (Colo.)--1970-1990.; Mountain roads--Colorado--Gunnison County--1970-1990.; Valleys--Colorado--Gunnison County--1970-1990.
    • [between 1975 and 1981?]
    • Tolland

    • View of the railroad depot at Tolland (formerly Mammoth) in Boulder Park, Gilpin County, Colorado. A Denver, Northwestern and Pacific passenger train is stopped at the station. Karel Park Lake and the track switchbacks to Corona Pass are in the...
    • Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway--1900-1920.; Karel Park Lake (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Tolland (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Lakes & ponds.; Passes (Landforms); Railroad stations.; Railroads.
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    • Road repair - views along road to Mesa Verde

    • A dirt road switchbacks up the shrub-covered hillside to Mesa Verde National Park. Portions of the hill in the foreground are covered in dirt and rocks and are barren of shrubs. Snowcapped peaks are on the horizon.
    • Knife Edge Road (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Mountain roads--Colorado--1920-1930.; Roads, Earth--Colorado--1920-1930.; Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Roads--Colorado--1920-1930.
    • [between 1923 and 1931?]
    • Telluride, Colo.

    • Aerial view of Telluride (San Miguel County), Colorado. Road grades and switchbacks are in the San Juan mountains. Shows the Pandora Mill buildings near steep cliffs. Commercial buildings, houses, and Telluride Elementary School are in the San...
    • San Juan Mountains (Colo. and N.M.)--1890-1910.; Telluride (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Telluride--1890-1910.
    • [between 1895 and 1910?]
    • Snowy Range from Mont Alto

    • Panoramic, aerial view of Colorado and Northwestern Railway Company narrow gauge tracks and switchbacks in Left Hand Canyon near Mont Alto Park (Boulder County), Colorado. The timber Mont Alto Lodge is on a hillside beside tracks. A sign reads...
    • Colorado and Northwestern Railway Company--1900-1910.; Boulder County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Indian Peaks (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Left Hand Canyon (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Canyons--Colorado--Boulder County--1900-1910.; Lodges--Colorado--Boulder...
    • [1901?]
    • Pack train on zig zag trail

    • Men lead burros loaded with long milled lumber up a steep path with switchbacks, possibly in the San Juans, Colorado.
    • Donkeys--Colorado--1910-1920.; Lumber industry--Colorado--1910-1920.; Packtrains--Colorado--1910-1920.
    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Snowy Range from Mont Alto

    • Panoramic, aerial view of Colorado and Northwestern Railway Company narrow gauge tracks, switchbacks, and a trestle in Left Hand Canyon near Mont Alto Park (Boulder County), Colorado. A tent and buildings are on a hill near tracks. Shows trees,...
    • Colorado and Northwestern Railway Company--1900-1910.; Boulder County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Chiefs Head Peak (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Left Hand Canyon (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Longs Peak (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Meeker, Mount (Colo.)--1900-1910.;...
    • [1901?]
    • Marshall Pass

    • Panoramic view of Marshall Pass in Chaffee County Colorado. Shows Denver and Rio Grande trains on switchbacks on the pass. , Mount Ouray is in the distance.
    • Chaffee County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Marshall Pass (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Ouray, Mount (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Passes (Landforms)--Colorado--Chaffee County--1900-1910.; Railroads--Colorado--Chaffee County--1900-1910.
    •  
    • View from Marshall Pass, 10,257 feet above the sea, D.& R.G.R.R.

    • Children pose near Denver and Rio Grande railroad tracks on Marshall Pass in Saguache County, Colorado. Show wooden snowsheds, a stack of wooden pallets, and switchbacks in the distance.
    • Marshall Pass (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Saguache County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Children--Colorado--Saguache County--1880-1900.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Saguache County--1880-1900.; Snowsheds--Colorado--Saguache County--1880-1900.
    • [between 1886 and 1900?]
    • Marshall Pass

    • View of a Denver and Rio Grande Railway engine and passenger car on tracks near Marshall Pass (Saguache County), Colorado. Women wear dresses and hats and stand near a caboose. A man poses on an engine that reads: "D. & R.G.R.W. 273". Railroad...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--1880-1890.; Marshall Pass (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Saguache County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Passes (Landforms)--Colorado--Saguache County--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--Saguache County--1880-1890.
    • [between 1880 and 1886?]
    • The Loop near Georgetown Colorado

    • A view of the Union Pacific Denver and Gulf Railway Company track near Georgetown (Clear Creek County), Colorado shows the narrow gauge railroad grade, tracks and a series of switchbacks and railroad bridges over Clear Creek.
    • Union Pacific, Denver, and Gulf Railway Company--1880-1900.; Clear Creek (Clear Creek County, Colo.)--1880-1900.; Clear Creek County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Railroad bridges--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1880-1900.; Railroads--Colorado--Clear Creek...
    • [between 1884 and 1898?]
    • Georgetown Loop

    • A view of the the Union Pacific Denver and Gulf Railway Company train (narrow gauge) as it crosses the Devils Gate viaduct between Georgetown and Silver Plume (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Engine number "107" with passenger cars is stopped on the...
    • Union Pacific, Denver, and Gulf Railway Company--1880-1900.; Clear Creek (Clear Creek County, Colo.)--1880-1900.; Clear Creek County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Railroad bridges--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1880-1900.; Railroads--Colorado--Clear Creek...
    • [between 1884 and 1898?]
    • Hagerman Pass, Colorado - crossing the continental divide

    • A view of the Colorado Midland Railway shows engine and passenger cars on Hagerman Pass in Lake County, Colorado. A series of switchbacks and snowsheds are seen in the distance.
    • Hagerman Pass (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Lake County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--Lake County--1880-1890.; Snowsheds--Colorado--Lake County--1880-1890.
    • [between 1887 and 1890?]
    • Hagerman Pass, Colorado Midland Railway

    • View of Hagerman Pass with switchbacks for the Colorado Midland Railway near the Busk-Ivanhoe Tunnel probably in Lake County, Colorado. Shows a railroad trestle, snowsheds and frame railroad buildings.
    • Colorado Midland Railway Company--1880-1890.; Hagerman Pass (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Lake County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Passes (Landforms)--Colorado--Lake County--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--Lake County--1880-1890.; Snowsheds--Colorado--Lake...
    • [between 1880 and 1890?]
    • Silver Plume from switch back, Argentine Centra [sic] R.R.

    • View of switchbacks or completed grading up Pendleton Mountain for Argentine Central Railway's narrow gauge track; shows Silver Plume, Colorado, and Georgetown Loop narrow gauge track.
    • Railroads--Grades--Colorado--1900-1910.; Pendleton Mountain (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Silver Plume (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Argentine Central Railway Company.
    • [1905]
    • Near Garfield, Monarch Branch, D.& R.G.RY.

    • Panoramic view of the valley near Monarch Pass on the Monarch Branch of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company near Garfield (Chaffee County), Colorado. A train with a passenger car is on the tracks. Shows a wood frame barn and buildings in the...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--1880-1890.; Chaffee County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Railroad track--Colorado--Chaffee County--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--Chaffee County--1880-1890.; Valleys--Colorado--Chaffee County--1880-1890.
    • [between 1880 and 1886?]
    • Marshall Pass and Mt. Ouray

    • View towards Marshall Pass, Mount Ouray (elevation 13,971 feet), and Shirley, Colorado, in valley; Denver and Rio Grande narrow gauge track with switchbacks winds across mountain ridge ascending Marshall Pass; William H. Jackson's photographic...
    • Marshall Pass (Colo.); Ouray, Mount (Colo.); Shirley (Chaffee County, Colo.)--1890-1910.; Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company.
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • Silver Plume from switchback, Argentine Central R.R.

    • View of Silver Plume, Colorado, and grading completed for switchbacks of Argentine Central Railway from Pendleton Mountain; shows mine dump tailings on side of mountain.
    • Pendleton Mountain (Colo.) dy 1900-1910.; Silver Plume (colo.)--1900-1910.; Railroads--Grades--Colorado--1900-1910.; Argentine Central Railway Company.
    • 1905
    • On Bright Angel Trail

    • View of mule pack train and riders (men and women) descending Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona; numerous switchbacks in trail.
    • Bright Angel Trail (Ariz.)--1900-1910.; Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--1900-1910.; Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)--1900-1910.; Canyons--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1900-1910.; Mules--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1900-1910.; National parks &...
    • [between 1905 and 1910]
    • Marshall Pass

    • View of Denver and Rio Grande train with man and woman on flat car and railroad track switchbacks, Saguache County, Colorado.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Marshall Pass (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Saguache County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--Saguache County--1880-1890.
    • [between 1882 and 1890]
    • Baxter Pass, Uintah Ry.

    • Panoramic view of Railroad Canyon, Uintah Railway tracks, and switchbacks near the headwaters of West Salt Creek in Garfield County, Colorado. A man wears a black suit, hat, and gloves, and he points toward Baxter Pass.
    • Uintah Railway--1900-1910.; Baxter Pass (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Garfield County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Railroad Canyon (Garfield County, Colo.)--1900-1910.; Canyons--Colorado--Garfield County--1900-1910.; Passes (Landforms)--Colorado--Garfield...
    • 1907
    • Marshall Pass and Mt. Ouray

    • View of Marshall Pass, Mount Ouray and Denver and Rio Grande railroad track switchbacks, Saguache County, Colorado.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Marshall Pass (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Ouray, Mount (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Saguache County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Passes (Landforms)--Colorado--Saguache County--1880-1890.; Railroad...
    • [between 1882 and 1890]
    • Engineers Lariat, Denver Mtn. Park

    • Westward view of the Lookout Mountain Automobile Road west of Denver, Colorado (part of the Denver Mountain Park system), from higher viewpoint of road across mountain valley showing four switchbacks.
    • Lookout Mountain (Jefferson County, Colo.)--1910-1920.; Roads--Colorado--Lookout Mountain--1910-1920.
    • [between 1913 and 1920]
    • Lookout Mtn. Auto Road

    • Westward view of the Lookout Mountain Automobile Road west of Denver, Colorado (part of the Denver Mountain Park system), taken from higher point of road across mountain valley; four switchbacks of sinuous dirt road are shown; Rocky Mountains...
    • Lookout Mountain (Jefferson County, Colo.)--1910-1920.; Roads--Colorado--Lookout Mountain--1910-1920.
    • [between 1913 and 1920]
    • Giants Ladder, Denver & Salt Lake Ry

    • View of switchbacks of the standard-gauge railroad tracks of the Moffat Road ascending a mountain near Tolland, Colorado; Karel Park Lake is in foreground.
    • Tolland (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Lakes & ponds--Colorado--Tolland--1910-1920.
    • [1915?]
    • Above Colo. Sprgs.

    • View of Pikes Peak Road switchbacks the town of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.
    • Colorado Springs (Colo.)--1910-1930.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1910-1930.; Roads--Colorado--El Paso County--1910-1930.
    • [between 1915 and 1930?]
    • Above Colo. Springs vertical

    • View of (possibly) Pikes Peak Road switchbacks and the surrounding valley below Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.
    • Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1910-1930.; Roads--Colorado--El Paso County--1910-1930.
    • [between 1910 and 1930?]
    • Bright Angel Trail Grand Canon

    • View of the Bright Angel Trail of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, taken along the rim; switchbacks of the steep trail descend into the canyon; buildings along the South Rim are visible.
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1900-1920.; Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)--1900-1920.; Rivers--Arizona--1900-1920.; Trails & paths--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1900- 1920.
    • [between 1905 and 1920]
    • On Bright Angel Trail, Grand Cañon, Arizona

    • View within Grand Canyon (National Park), Arizona, taken from and showing portion of Bright Angel Trail; shows man standing in trail on one of many switchbacks on last section down to Colorado River.
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1900-1910.; Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--1900-1910.; Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)--1900-1910.; National parks & reserves--Arizona--1900-1910.; Trails & paths--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1900-1910.
    • [between 1905 and 1910]
    • Skitroopers descending a snowless mountain

    • A large group of Tenth Mountain Division soldiers descend a mountain road via two switchbacks. All of them have skis attached to their knapsacks. They are all wearing caps, anoraks, pants, and boots with gaiters. There is no snow on the ground.
    • Ski troops--1940-1950.; Soldiers--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.
    • [1943-1944]
    • Denver Mtn. Park Auto. Road

    • Northeastward view from hillside above switchbacks on the Denver Mountain Park Auto Road on Lookout Mountain, west of Denver, Colorado; shows guardrails, an automobile parked along road, North Table Mountain, and Golden, Colorado.
    • Roads--Colorado--1910-1920.
    • [1916]
    • Denver Mtn. Park Auto Road

    • View of switchbacks on the Denver Mountain Park Auto Road on Lookout Mountain, west of Denver, Colorado.
    • Roads--Colorado--1910-1920.
    • [1916]
    • Three elevations of track Cripple Creek Short Line

    • View of ascending switchbacks of the standard-gauge track of the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway in Colorado; a tunnel appears at mid-level, right; a smoking locomotive approaches the mountain- top.
    • Railroad tracks--Colorado--1900-1920.; Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway.
    • [between 1900 and 1920]
    • Denver Mtn. Park Auto. Road

    • View of the Denver Mountain Park Auto Road on Lookout Mountain, west of Denver, Colorado; shows steep rock wall, guardrails, and switchbacks.
    • Roads--Colorado--1910-1920.
    • [1916]
    • Road to Taos

    • View from a hilltop of switchbacks on the road to Taos, New Mexico. Shows road coming up from the Rio Grande Valley.
    • Rio Grande Valley--1910-1920.; Roads--New Mexico--1910-1920.; Valleys--New Mexico--1910-1920.
    • 1910
    • Zig zag Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canon, Arizona

    • Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, with pack mules being walked down one of many switchbacks on dusty trail.
    • Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--1900-1910.; Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)--1900-1910.; Mules--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1900-1910.; Pack animals--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1900-1910.; Trails & paths--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1900-1910.
    • [between 1905 and 1910]
    • Summitville

    • View of switchbacks on the road to Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado.
    • Summitville (Colo.)--1940-1970.; Roads--Colorado--Summitville--1940-1970.
    • [between 1949 and 1970]
    • In Denver Mtn. Park

    • View of switchbacks on the Denver Mountain Park Auto Road on Lookout Mountain, west of Denver, Colorado, taken from opposite side of mountain valley.
    • Roads--Colorado--1910-1920.
    • [1916]
    • Denver Mtn. Park Auto Road

    • View from above three switchbacks on the Denver Mountain Park Auto Road on Lookout Mountain, west of Denver, Colorado; a horse-drawn wagon and driver ascend past the first turn.
    • Carriages & coaches--Colorado--1910-1920.; Roads--Colorado--1910-1920.
    • [1916]
    • Cheyenne Mtn. Road, Colo. Spngs.

    • View down over unpaved switchbacks on Cheyenne Mountain near Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.
    • Cheyenne Mountain (Colo.)--1910-1930.; Roads--Colorado--El Paso County--1910-1930.
    • [between 1915 and 1930?]
    • West from Wild Cat Point, Lookout Mtn. Auto Road

    • Westward view of Rocky Mountains from Wild Cat Point on the Lookout Mountain Auto Road west of Denver, Colorado (Denver Mountain Park system); switchbacks of road lead toward foothills.
    • Lookout Mountain (Jefferson County, Colo.)--1910-1920.; Roads--Colorado--1910-1920.
    • [between 1913 and 1920]
    • In Denver Mountain Park

    • View from above of three switchbacks on the Denver Mountain Park Auto Road (Lariat Loop Road) on Lookout Mountain, west of Denver, Colorado; guardrails border road at curves; foothills extend to horizon.
    • Roads--Colorado--1910-1920.
    • [1916]
    • Mountain road (Pikes Peak?)

    • View of unpaved switchbacks on Pikes Peak Road, near Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.
    • Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1910-1930.; Roads--Colorado--El Paso County--1910-1930.
    • [between 1915 and 1925?]
    • Marshall Pass and Mount Ouray

    • View of Marshall Pass, Mount Ouray, and Denver and Rio Grande railroad track switchbacks in Saguache County, Colorado.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1900.; Marshall Pass (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Ouray, Mount (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Saguache County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Passes (Landforms)--Colorado--Saguache County--1880-1900.; Railroad...
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Municipal Facts: Volume 13 Numbers 5 and 6, 1930 May-June

    • Newsletter produced every two months by the City of Denver highlighting the civic, administrative, and informational aspects of government within the City.
    • Local government--Colorado--Denver.; Cities and towns--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1930 May-June

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