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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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$100*
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Denver Mountain Peaks Day Trip with Georgetown...
79%
Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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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.
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Longmont, Colorado
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180 reviews 180 reviews
64 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We've done almost every train in Colorado this year and this in one of our go-to trains as it is so close to Denver. We went during Big Horn Sheep Days and has a naturalist in our car explaining about the resident herd. Train car was plenty warm although it was November. Staff was friendly and the trip was a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We made the trek up the mountains to Georgetown Loop Railroad shortly before July 4th. Having been once previously in my teenage years, I was anxious to introduce the line to my train-mad toddler. (Before I proceed, he loved it and cannot stop talking about it.) We were booked for the very first trip out that day. Thankfully, we arrived... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Had a blast with my 2 boys! price was very budget friendly! Oktoberfest was being held with free beer for adults and rootbeer for the kiddos, Hot dog with train ticket purchase. Great views on the train Kept my boys entertained. Gift shop was cute and decent priced. Most defiantly will come back and Ride the train again!

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Kremmling, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My granddaughters (2 yrs. and 6 months), daughter and I took the train ride in Oct, 2014. The train ride is a lot of fun. We rode in the open car and enjoyed the unobstructed view. The train goes pretty slow so it wasn't windy for the 6 month old. The train filled up very quickly so if you are... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

You gotta do it! The service was amazing! The scenery was georgeous and the cost was affordable. My mom loved it! It takes about one hour, and I recommend paying the coach price, it is better and you save about $10 dls. Have fun!

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Madison, WI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

An interesting journey with good narration - you can get off and tour an old mine (optional). Good way to spend a couple of hours.

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New Jersey
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35 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We decided to take the roundtrip train ride with the Lebanon Mine Tour. ($34.95 per person) The ride takes you through a scenic ride between Georgetown and Silver Plume. It was quite nice as the leaves were in the midst of changing their colors. The open cars allowed an unobstructed view of everything along the route. The tour guide at... More

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This whole region of Colorado is rich in history. The Georgetown Loop was vital to the mines in getting the ore down from the mines high up in the peaks. Now the Georgetown Loop has been reduced to a third rate ride at an amusement park. One photographer tries to get the riders pose and his assistant shows up on... More

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Manager1884, Manager at Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad, responded to this review

We were disheartened to read your review from your October ride. We appreciate the feedback and are always striving to improve the Loop and its interpretation. I would like to follow up on your concerns and would like to take a moment to clarify some points as well. On the ride down from Silver Plume to Georgetown we provide a... More

Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

forgot to review this last year, but maybe this will be of some help to those booking this year! Well, for the money we spent on this, over $200 for 6 of us (4 adults & 2 kids, age 2 & 4), a bit pricey for what we got (I think). I spent some time on the phone with "Mrs.... More

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Manager1884, Manager at Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and observations. We take the suggestions of our guests to heart and try to constantly improve our venue. We were very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in one of our Santa's last year. We were disappointed in Santa as well and he will not be returning this year. I know you will be... More

Lakewood, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I've lived in Colorado all my life and I have been on this ride several times in the past. This time of year is the best time to go so you can see all the colors that make up "Colorful Colorado". The aspens are incredible and the river was just beautiful. Be sure to take a jacket and wear long... More

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