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Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

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Address: 1520 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
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+1 303-569-2659

The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado’s first visitor...

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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Don't bring your toddlers

My 2 teenagers and I rode the train to see the Christmas lights. We got free hot chocolate while we were waiting. This is a 1 hour train ride. About a third of the people in our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to explore the area outside of Denver for the day and chose the Georgetown Loop Train as our activity. The Georgetown area is a cute, quaint town and just down the hill from the train station. The train ride has excellent service and provided great views of the mountains. I would recommend it to anyone looking for something... More 

Thank Lindsey B
Davis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled from the Silver Plume Station to the Devil's Gate Station in an open car. About halfway, the train stops near the Lebanon Silver Mine. We took the walking tour through the mine. Our guide was friendly, the mine path was well lit, and there were lots of historical mining exhibits along the way. My husband, who is afraid... More 

Thank USAwalkers
Eaton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our granddaughter was called by Santa on Christmas afternoon to let her know her Christmas Wish was coming true and she was flying with her mama to Colorado to see her Nana and Papa who had moved away from WA state last year.....not only did she get that surprise, but she also got to ride the Santa Train in Georgetown... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While I did take my ride on the train between Christmas and New Years, when other attractions like the mines that are open during the summer months - not sure why people ride the "loop" during the winter. Don't get me wrong, I like riding trains; especially old ones that have some kind of story; but the Georgetown Loop doesn't... More 

Thank Terry S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 2 teenagers and I rode the train to see the Christmas lights. We got free hot chocolate while we were waiting. This is a 1 hour train ride. About a third of the people in our car were toddlers. They enjoyed the ride for about 15 minutes and then the screaming, crying, and struggling started. My son said that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had out of town guests - a great aunt, a grandfather, and an uncle - accompanying our family of six. We booked tickets for the Santa train a month ahead and purchased Parlor car seating (the mid level pricing -$40 or so per person). Arriving very early we were told the train would be slightly late, not a big... More 

Thank FishingPhish
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have taken this train ride many times (each time someone visits us in Colorado). Last week, my daughter came out from Boston to visit us for the first time. We booked the Santa train ride. Unfortunately, the date of our ride, the train car broke down. Let me just say that the measure of a true quality business with... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, here we go! We just took our family on the Christmas Train (w/ Santa) and paid for the Presidential seating. We had out of town family with us and figured the Presidential car would be worth it. I suppose our expectations were a bit high, hence the title of this review. First off, the people were all nice and... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came all the way from Southern Colorado, and unfortunately we were stuck along I25 traffic due to the winter storm the day before. We missed our train ride... but I called and spoke with customer service and explained my issue. I was still hoping for availability for the later Santa train ride, upon arriving I realized how busy it... More 

Thank Megan E
Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this experience! When you first arrive you are offered free hot chocolate and cookies, the hot chocolate is the perfect temperature for young kids to enjoy immediately. You then make your way to the train platform and there is a nice heated tent for you to wait in! That really helped on this cold & snowy night. We... More 

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