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Route Of The Hiawatha Trail - Taft Tunnel

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Photo taken by P,A, H

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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Video 

Through the Taft and 9 Other Tunnels

A ride through these 10 tunnels and over 11 high trestles

Video by John Anderson in 2013

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Facts 

Overview
Tunnel through St. Paul Pass on Route Of The Hiawatha Trail
Location
Mineral County, Montana, and Shoshone County, Idaho
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1909, Converted to pedestrian use 2001
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 8,976.0 ft. (1.7 mi.)
Also called
MILW - Taft Tunnel
Route Of The Hiawatha Trail - St. Paul Pass Tunnel
MILW - St. Paul Pass Tunnel
Route Of The Hiawatha Trail - Tunnel 20
MILW - Tunnel 20
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.39364, -115.63756   (decimal degrees)
47°23'37" N, 115°38'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/602816/5249809 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lookout Pass
Elevation
4160 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 61405 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2018: New video from John Anderson
  • June 16, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

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