Marshall Pass and Mount Ouray

This is the "Backbone of the Continent," 10,856 feet above the level of the sea, and reached by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad after climbing the steepest grade of any trans-continental line in the world. In the background is Mount Ouray, an extince volcanic mountain nearly 14,000 feet above the sea and snow-covered the year round. The panoramic view from this point is most magnificent. The waters from the highest point reached by the railroad flow eastward to the Atlantic and westward to the Pacific.
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