• Curecanti National Recreation Area


    National Recreation Area Colorado


Engine 278 exhibit
Denver & Rio Grande Western rail exhibit at Cimarron Canyon.
NPS Photo by Lisa Lynch

PLEASE NOTE: Engine 278 and the other rail cars have been temporarily removed from the trestle for restoration purposes.

Did You Know?


The Curecanti Needle has long been a defining symbol and landmark of this region. In 1882, the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad entered the Black Canyon and promptly designated the Curecanti Needle as their symbol.