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Backbone Rock, Shady Valley

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  • June 25, 2017
    Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon. The place was hopping! We parked, walked around a bit, but didn't go up to the top of the rock. We will save that for another day. Beautiful place, the river is gorge...  more »
  • April 15, 2017
    Backbone Rock is the worlds shortest tunnel. The tunnel was built in the late 1800s for a railroad tunnel. You can still see the cut out in the tunnel for the smoke stack of the trains to pass thru. T...  more »
  • October 29, 2016
    This is a great place to take some gorgeous pics! Not to mention, great place to be able to stretch your legs after a ride through the mountains. Although we didn't do it today, this would be a really...  more »

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