Colorado Experience: Gateway to the High Country

About This Episode


As the highest vehicular tunnel in the world with an elevation of 11,155 feet, the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel is a massive engineering achievement. Armed with 150 security cameras and serving over 30,000 motorists per day, 365 days per year, the Tunnel runs as a well-oiled machine. However years of political and geological challenges almost prevented this "gateway to the high country."

Colorado Experience is is a television series produced by Rocky Mountain PBS and History Colorado. It is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the people, events and places that have shaped Colorado.