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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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Description: 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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My wife and I stopped here on the way back from our honey moon. A little expensive for the distance of the ride but most time these rides our. If you don't want to pay for a ride... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Arrived in Georgetown in time to ride last train of the day & it was WONDERFUL! Sat in Palor Car & had free snack & drink. Was able to stand outside on both ends of car & got some wonderful pics going up & down! A must see if you visit Georgetown! Next time will do train & gold mine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped here on the way back from our honey moon. A little expensive for the distance of the ride but most time these rides our. If you don't want to pay for a ride. Its still would be fun for kids to go to look around. Oct 2013

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We booked the wine tasting ride(50 bucks ea) and was an ok experience... Nothing out of the ordinary. The ride is slow and relaxed there are three stops during the ride great opportunity to take good pictures

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a way to get a scenic view of Colorado this is the trip for you. Gorgeous views. Great for families with kids. The entire trip is 1hr 15 minutes. Optional mine tour for a small extra fee. It was a little chilly in some portions of the trip. I wore shorts and had to purchase... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The train well that was very scenic, and gave a great panorama of the mountain area upwards of 8000 feet. However, the highlight was the silver mine tour. Going into an actual Man was quite chilling, both since the temperature was in the 40s and the conditions of the workers have been exactly duplicated. The mine tour added an extra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a great train ride on a beautiful summer day. We all wore light sweaters due to the winds, but were comfortable. The ride was perfect. Our four year old didn't care about any of the history- though it was interesting for the adults. We had a great time and the ride is just enough to keep the kid's... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We took the mid day tour with a tour of the Mine. The trip itself is a two mile ride from Georgetown to Silver Plume and back. If you book the ride with the mine tour, the train drops you off for the tour and another train picks you back up. The mine tour was quite interesting and a lot... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Wanted my hub to see what he'd been missing as lead driver on our road trip. We didn't do the mine tour, just the train ride because we didn't want to spend hours here. The ride is smooth and brings you up close to the conifers. Breathtaking scenery to experience. Not for people who are scared of heights, though. And... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

what a waste of an entire day. We tried to buy tickets online but it wouldn't go through, that should have been our first clue. We decided to drive up only to be informed that the credit card machine was down. The cashier told us that we could drive into town and go to an atm and cone back and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Book early online as it fills fast. Go early in the morning so the crowds are thinner. Excellent scenery and history. Worth every dime!

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