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Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

1520 Argentine Street, P.O. Box 249, Georgetown, CO 80444
303-569-2659
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado’s first visitor attractions. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ottawa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This has to be one of the most easy-to-get-to historic railroad rides we have ever taken. A huge part of Colorado is defined by its mining history, and this railroad captures this history hands down. Not only is it easy to get to from Denver (35-minute drive on the I-70), but it’s a very pleasant round-trip rail ride within the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We enjoyed our ride on this historic narrow gauge steam train! The ride is to the Silver Plume station and back, taking a little over an hour and a half (with the option of a mine tour stop for an extra fee). The train pulling you is very historic, and the ride begins by taking you up over a most... More

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missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went on this a few years back before they closed it down and reopened it. SO GLAD they opened it back up! It was a perfect trip and the tour through the mine was fun. We had a relaxing trip and tour while learning about the area.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took one of the general steam train rides with two toddlers, a teenager and three adults. All of us enjoyed the ride, but my toddler son was absolutely in heaven! The ride was short enough to keep his attention and had enough scenery to keep the photographer in our group happily clicking away! We didn't do the mine tour.... More

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florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was in Denver recently for a wedding reception. My daughter (the bride) suggested the Georgetown Loop Railroad Dinner train and are we glad she did! We were a group of eight and we needed something we could all do together. As we all made our reservations for this trip the people on the phone were very accommodating in making... More

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Didn't see a separate listing for just the dinner trains, so am posting this here. This is the 3rd year we've done this trip, and it's a good one. Lobster was just tdf, all the food quite yummy and generous portions. One of our party even got the mac n cheese and that too was superb. Staff all friendly and... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We did this train ride when our son was little and had a great time and fond memories. My husband and I decided to do it again when we were in Denver recently. And we still loved it! The scenery is pretty, the staff is great and the steam engine is great fun to watch. We added on the optional... More

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Dallas, Texas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We planned a visit on our way from Vail back to the Denver area. This was a perfect stop to see the beautiful scenery and learn some very interesting history of the area. We opted for the extended mine tour, which was something new for us. The staff was very friendly and our mine guide was awesomely entertaining. If you... More

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Northglenn, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

As natives, we sometimes miss what is in our own state. Today we took the Georgetown Colorado Loop Historic Railroad. The trip covers several miles, including going over a 200 foot tressel and looking down into the town of Georgetown. You can include an optional Lebanon Mine tour. The train alone is about 1 1/4 hours and the mine tour... More

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MARICOPA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Okay, the mountains of colorado are beautiful! So seeing them in a train, is one way to explore. Honestly, when I took the train I thought we would see more. It was underwhelming- I guess I had high expectations of seeing more. I asked my husband, if he thought it was worth the 50.00 bucks we paid for the two... More

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