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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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This special railroad provided a fun trip amid the fall colors. Beautiful mountain and valley views via the train. The train crosses an impressive and HIGH trestle. It was busy on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Farmington, New Mexico
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Long Island, New York
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a fun excursion! Bratwurst and Beer first then an informative train ride with scenery to die for!!

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Englewood, Colorado
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably best to do this trip with fall colors. The cabin cars are well heated along with an open cabin car in the rear. We went on an Oktoberfest day, which included a grilled hot dog, brat, or cheddar brat and a paper cup worth of beer choices. $2 for hot cider. Not the best train trip, not the worst,... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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145 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This special railroad provided a fun trip amid the fall colors. Beautiful mountain and valley views via the train. The train crosses an impressive and HIGH trestle. It was busy on the Saturday we rode the train, but everyone was having a good time and the staff was very pleasant. Dress for cooler than expected weather....just in case. We rode... More 

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Kingsburg, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We really enjoyed the 1.5 hour trip up the mountain to Silver Plume and back down to Georgetown. It was a fun trip with some nice views and interesting history. Too bad that the mine tour was already closed for the winter season but October was perfect to see the Aspens.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We did the loop trip after a long day of hiking. Being from out of town I think I probably enjoyed it more as a tourist more than anything. I started remembering things from my 5th grade social studies text book as they were talking about the mining industry in the 1800's. Things I haven't thought about in a long... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We visited the Georgetown Loop from our home in Western Canada during the course of a long-awaited "dream vacation" to ride as many of Colorado's preserved historic railroads as possible.This was the only such railroad visited which fell short of expectations. In large part this was due to the unrealistic expectations created by the video and other promotional material with... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We had a group of about 10 of us on this ride. We were kindly offered a group rate. We chose to be inside. Everyone who worked here was very friendly and accommodating! Snacks and drinks were served. Our hostess was very gracious and friendly. The views were incredible, and for those who chose to listen, there was some history... More 

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Park Forest, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The ride was pretty neat because it takes one into the mountains (where you'll get GREAT photo shots), there's a place to stop and see other trains and there's a guy giving some funny monologue. It was good time!

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cypress, texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

It was a nice ride - but overpriced for what you get. We got the "cheaper" cars - they had big windows to take a few pictures from, but --- you sat on a bench with your back to the window. In order to see out the window, you had to twist your body halfway around. In addition, the windows... More 

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Derby, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife and I like to ride trains, so the stop to ride the Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad was one of our stops from Estes Park heading to Albuquerque, NM. We very much enjoyed the train ride and the story behind the historic railroad loop from Georgetown to Silver Plume. We also added the mine tour to our train ride... More 

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