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Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

1520 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
+1 303-569-2659
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not a loop

This was a ride on a train, so my 3 year old son was happy. But it was boring views and not a loop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nae972
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Lincoln City, Oregon
Extremely relaxing and enjoyable experience

Took the evening train ride with santa claus on board, was very enjoyable was in the deluxe section... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
northernk
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Phoenix, Arizona
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The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado’s first visitor attractions. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge railroad was considered an engineering marvel for its time. This is a ride to remember! The beauty of the rugged Rocky Mountains surrounds you as our old-time steam locomotive or one of our powerful diesel locomotives winds up the Clear Creek canyon. Pass by remains of gold and silver mines and breathtaking views along the line, in fully enclosed and open cars. Great family fun for kids of all ages.
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1520 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a ride on a train, so my 3 year old son was happy. But it was boring views and not a loop, as advertised. The wait in line was long. The ride on the train was not one with pretty views and then...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the evening train ride with santa claus on board, was very enjoyable was in the deluxe section with the comfortable seats and great service but i'm sure would be good in all the sections of the train. Entire ride is only a bit over...More

Thank northernk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of people have done this beautiful railroad loop, but there is also a guided 2.3 mile hike available. This summer, it was on Thursdays at noon. Buy tickets ahead of time and then enjoy learning about the history of the train era in...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We booked this about 2 weeks in advance. We paid extra for the parlor car. We showed up about 20 min before departure (easy close free parking). We picked up our tickets and purchased some roasted chestnuts. Our kids got free hot chocolate and a...More

Thank Lauren H
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This was so fun! We took the 7:40 pm train and the light displays along the ride were really beautiful. Roasted chestnuts and cocoa were available before boarding. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The train was beautifully decorated, charming and warm. They had had...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We’d gone on this train years ago in the summer before we had kids. This year we came back with our 4 and 6 year old children. We upgraded to the parlor car which was nice to have an individual table. However the whole experience...More

2  Thank David E
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We went with a friend on the railroad. Sat in the Presidential Car which is very nice. Train staff was dressed in period costume and were very pleasant. The view from the train is unbelievable. There was snow on the ground and some ice on...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We went on a Tuesday at 1pm. The only reason I’m giving this review a 4 instead of a 5 is due to the ticket sales lady. When we were purchasing our tickets, she up sold us hard. Saying since we don’t have kids we...More

1  Thank Portia D
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The Parlor car is a required upgrade. There are tables that seat 2 or 4. Santa comes by for a few minutes to chat with kids. It looked like the lights that were set up for the evening would have been beautiful.

Thank Jean P
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This year we wanted to find a different way to view Christmas Lights so we chose the Light the Forest Train Ride in Georgetown. We booked our tickets online and had no problem picking them up at the Station. There was plenty of parking and...More

1  Thank Jay R
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26 October 2017|
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Response from Marilyn B | Reviewed this property |
Not familiar with these, but agree with previous answer. It can get pretty cold up there.
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Response from EvergreenCOmom | Reviewed this property |
It would definitely be worth it with the aspens. They peak right around the start of October so you'd want to plan accordingly.
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Juhi B
12 August 2017|
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Response from gdg2173 | Reviewed this property |
Rent a car. There's no public transportation to Georgetown.
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