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Route 40 Scrapbook
Colorado

Route 40 - COGreetings from ColoradoWith 490 miles of roadway, Colorado boasts more Route 40 roadway than any other state. In addition, it also possesses 470 miles of Route 40's split alignment - Route 40N & Route 40S. That makes for 960 miles of highway!

Check back later! The Colorado section of the Scrapbook is still being built.

Denver

Photograph by John Vachon, September 1941.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USF34-065750-D.

Genesee

Photograph by John Vachon, September 1941.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USF34-059493-D.
Driving west from Denver, this is the first location in which the majestic Rocky Mountains can be seen. Over the years, countless photographs have been taken near this spot. To the right is the Genesee Game Reserve. George Stewart shot his Two Species photograph just beyond the stand of trees on the right.

Granby

Mailbox on road near Granby, Colorado, September 1941. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USF34-059051-D).
Mailbox on ranch near Granby, Colorado, near Granby, Colorado, September 1941. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USF34-059010-E).
Fence posts and barbed wire around pasture and grazing lands, near Granby, Colorado, September 1941. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USF34-059054-D).
Grand Lake, Granby, Colorado, September 1941. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USF34-059046-E).
Cattle grazing on ranch near Granby, Colorado, September 1941. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USF34-059008-E).
Rail fence near Granby, Colorado, August 1941. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USF34-058720-E).
Snow fence near Granby, Colorado, August 1941. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USF34-058718-E).

Hot Sulphur Springs

Photograph by John Vachon, September 1941.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress,
LC-USF34-065690-D.

Muddy Pass

Photograph by John Vachon, May 1942.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress,
LC-USF34-065680-D.
Route 40 crosses the Continental Divide three times. The first crossing is at Berthoud Pass and is the most significant of the three crossings. The second is Muddy Pass, a slight rise in elevation. If you didn't know it was a mountain pass, you'd think it was nothing more than a gentle rolling hill.

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