|Gore Canyon was essential for David Moffat and the Denver Northwestern & Pacific railroad to complete their |
railroad line. In the spring of 1905, the tracks were completed all the way to Fraser. From there, the tracks
went through Tabernash, Granby, Byers Canyon, and eventually to Gore Canyon. The town of Kremmling was
finally reached in July of 1906. Next was Hot Sulphur Springs. The tracks did not reach Steamboat Springs,
Colorado until the winter of 1909. There were many obstacles to overcome, one from the Union Pacific railroad
which realized a direct threat of a railroad that connected a through line to Salt Lake City, Utah. The second
was the New Century Power Company (NCPC) and the Hydro-Electric Power Plant Company. These companies
were making surveys of Gore Canyon, buying up land around Kremmling, and filing like mad men for reservoir
sites right in the chosen pathway for the railroad.
Finally it was President Teddy Roosevelt’s own investigation into the matter proving it was Moffat who had the
rights-of-way up the Gore Canyon.