August 11, 2010
The Railroad Tunnel was started in the early 1880s as part of a railroad that was to connect Flagstaff to Globe. The railroad’s funding dried up and so the tunnel went nowhere. Today it remains as a favored spot for hikers. It can be reached either from a trail via Forest Road 300 on top of the Rim, or under the Rim at the Washington Park trailhead.
Stories this photo appears in:
Today it is the home to a pipeline that has the potential to help supply Payson and the surrounding communities with the water they need from Blue Ridge Reservoir.