Rollins Pass: Past & Present Documentary

Rollins Pass: Past and Present (a 30-minute documentary, 2022) by B. Travis Wright, MPS and Kate Wright, MBA

TV Camera at East Portal of the Moffat Tunnel

Rollins Pass holds 12,000 years of history; Paleoindians utilized the pass 65 centuries before the invention of the wheel. Later, wagon and rail magnates saw the pass as a “Great Gate” across the Continental Divide. Today, the area is listed as one of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places. B. Travis Wright, MPS, is a 2022 Colorado Preservation Inc. State Honor Award recipient for his advocacy of Rollins Pass. As historians and photographers, B. Travis Wright and Kate Wright, MBA, document the timeless landscapes atop Rollins Pass.

In this 3:46 segment of our 30-minute documentary, “Rollins Pass: Past and Present,” we detail our process of restoring original images. This segment discusses the construction photographs of Charles Crocker’s collection, provided by the Tyler Family, showcasing Needle’s Eye Tunnel, the Devil’s Slide Trestle, and the Riflesight Notch Trestle on Rollins Pass (Corona Pass):

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Each of our books, presentations, and documentaries about Rollins Pass involve tens of thousands of hours of work in consultation with experts across the country.

The primary purpose of our work is to inform the public.

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