Rocky Mountain Transportation Company wagons on Ute Pass in 1878


The Rocky Mountain Transportation Company operated mule teams across Ute Pass between Leadville and Colorado Springs in the 1870's. The pass was designated as one way downhill in the afternoons to accommodate the traffic and at one time the Rocky Mountain Transportation Company had over 2,000 animals engaged in moving their freight wagons. The pass later served as a route for the Colorado Midland.

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Rocky Mountain Transportation Co. illustrated cover, ca. 1876

Leadville, Colorado to Severance, Kansas

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