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Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

1520 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
+1 303-569-2659
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Beautiful scenery. So-so train ride.

Very scenic up and back train ride through mountains with remnants of hard rock mines dotting the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tom F
San Diego, California
Historic Railroad Tour Georgetown

I really enjoyed the railroad tour. It was really awesome seeing the scenery and learning about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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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
+1 303-569-2659
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very scenic up and back train ride through mountains with remnants of hard rock mines dotting the slopes. The cars were very full and not terribly comfortable. But its a old-style train, so what do you expect? We did not combine a mine tour with...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoyed the railroad tour. It was really awesome seeing the scenery and learning about mining in the 1800's. The mine tour was very informative and the tour guide was amazing! Panning for gold was interesting and the tour included a lunch of hot...More

Thank bbynurse2000
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The setting and history were quite interesting. I suggest paying up for the Parlor car to avoid some of the engine smoke (they burn recycled oil) and some brief exposure to direct sun (if it's summer...). For us and our teen boys, the mine tour...More

Thank fc_austin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, scenic tour! Didn't do the mine tour and was fine with that. Boarded in Georgetown and went round trip. On the website if you boarded at Silver Pleume on the first train there was a coupon code for $10 off. We sat in the...More

1  Thank bugphobic_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Colorado but haven't been on the train since the late '80s. We took our two granddaughters and had a great time. Also, we took the extended Lebanon Tunnel mine tour.

1  Thank 14climber
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a terrific family experience, this is it. The George town railway loop give you up close scenic views of the mountains, barely an hour from downtown Denver. You can add on a mining tour, which is perfect for the kids....More

Thank Mjsomaha
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have coming to the Georgetown Loop Railroad since the 80's. It is such a great preservation of history and the views are beautiful. The Loop itself isn't too long, but the trip is great and they do a good job of sharing the history...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to make a reservation online - the staff was very friendly - we included the mine tour, our guide was very knowledgeable - odd feeling be deep inside the mine, total darkness, candle lite. Panned for gold and enjoyed a hot dog lunch....More

Thank joeybodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are other train rides in coal county PA that offer a better experience so skip this tourist trap and just hit a national park- a much better way to spend your time and money in Colorado. They overpack the train which makes it impossible...More

Thank V M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If like trains or have never ridden a train, this is a good stop. Our family likes train rides, so this was a good stop for us. Our children range in age from 8 to 15, and all seemed to enjoy it. The scenery ranges...More

Thank Matt H
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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.
Damian B
30 June 2017|
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Response from Kathleen Y | Reviewed this property |
I boarded at Georgetown and the stop at Silver Plume was fairly short. It was about 10 to 15 minutes. I had enough time to grab a cup of coffee which I brought back on the train and look around the gift shop.
Mary R
25 June 2017|
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Response from TravelNazi126 | Reviewed this property |
The ride is one hour and fifteen minutes.