En route to Durango the train makes numerous windings and turnings along the border line between Colorado and New Mexico - sometimes in one state and sometimes in the other. As the advance is made around the mountain spurs and deep ravines, glimpses are caught of profound depths and towering heights, and then the train, after making a detour around Phantom Curve, plunges into the blackness of a tunnel and emerges above the impressive Toltec Gorge, at an altitude of 9,600 feet. Soon after leaving the tunnel the Garfield Monument will be seen on the left, near the brink of the great chasm.
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