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Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

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Address: 1520 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone Number: 303-569-2659
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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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Fun family outing

We took our extended family for the train ride the day after Thanksgiving. It was a Christmas train with Santa and his helpers. The views were beautiful with a lovely covering of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cincinnati, OH
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Cincinnati, OH
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our extended family for the train ride the day after Thanksgiving. It was a Christmas train with Santa and his helpers. The views were beautiful with a lovely covering of snow. The hot cocoa and cookies were a nice touch. Some even tasted the roasted chestnuts (I missed that experience). I'm not sure the teenagers were thrilled but... More 

Thank Purduepete1
Wichita, Kansas
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride was very cool . very beautiful the staff was excellent was a lot of fun in period costumes.

Thank shocker_13
Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

taking the loop train was a fun trip. the staff is dressed in period costumes and is very friendly. The views are beautiful and on the train you are given some history on the railroad which was interesting. The down town area is worth a visit after the train trip.

Thank travelchrissie
Eastpointe, Michigan
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88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Young or old will enjoy this train ride(I think reservations recommended). Not sure if it is strictly a wintertime thing,but last year took evening ride with Christmas decoration lights along route, and this year took daylight ride, and granddaughter loved both,with her nose pressed to window. Two price levels,and higher price gives one more comfortable seating,and it looks like front... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This absolutely is a fun thing to do. We went during the day and after Christmas. I bet it is beautiful and magical at night and with the Santa experience. There were 6 adults and three young kids (6 & 7) with us. I think it was too pricey for the nature and quality of the experience honestly but there's... More 

Thank Ann M
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We've ridden the Georgetown Loop Railroad quite a few times, but this time was the first during winter. The snow was heavy everywhere, but it was nice and warm inside the passenger cars. We were greeted with free hot chocolate while waiting to embark. The train took us on the historic "loop", a narrow bridge perched high up over a... More 

Thank msirani
Chicago 'burbs
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

For $26 a ticket, I expected a little more on this trip. We rode the "polar express", and Santa visiting with the kids was a nice touch. Many people on the train didn't have a seat, and that made things crowded and awkward. The train was a simple ride--no landmarks were pointed out, or explained. We had thought cookies and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

There were 14 of us ranging in age from 8 to 65. All of us agreed it was the best way to spend Christmas. No running around to buy gifts that no one wants. No waiting in lines to exchange things. Just time together as a family making memories.

Thank Vanessa M
Lone Tree, CO
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

The Georgetown Loop was (and still is) an engineering masterpiece, but seems a bit lost in the 21st century tourist business. Railroad buffs from all over visit often, but their numbers seem to be dwindling. The highlight is the ride over the spidery Devil's Gate viaduct, torn out during WWII, then restored by the state historical society in the 1980s.... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is our family's 5th year riding the Santa train (but our 1st riding the night Santa's lighted forest train) and we all look forward to it every year! The station was decorated and really set the mood. The hot chocolate, cookies and roasted chestnuts were a nice touch! We appreciated the warming tent while waiting to board, as it... More 

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