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Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

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Address: 1520 Argentine Street, P.O. Box 249, 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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Santa Lights Train

We've made the Santa Lights Train a family tradition the past three years and it's something we always eagerly anticipate. Our only complaint is that those that pay more for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We've made the Santa Lights Train a family tradition the past three years and it's something we always eagerly anticipate. Our only complaint is that those that pay more for the heated cars, board last. It would be great to be able to board both groups at once, since we're in different sections of the train. It's great fun, and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was fun outing with my 69 year old mother on a sunny day! We took the mine tour as well and enjoyed the old timey train ride. This is not a big fancy steam engine train so be prepared for a narrow gauge track and a slow pace. The historical references and education were interesting and I had a... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have taken the Georgetown Loop train twice. Once in the summer and once in the winter. The summer ride was just OK. You travel very slowly for about half an hour one way and then the train runs in reverse back the same way you came. Not especially scenic. Not that big of a thrill. The winter ride was... More 

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Key West, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We just did the loop railroad ride with Santa and his elves. Where do I begin with how bad this train ride was? To begin with, we could not see out the windows because they were covered in frost. No one working on the train made any effort to clear them. And when we cleared them ourselves, they were frosted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We've visited the Georgetown Loop Railroad twice now, each time with three generations from our family. And each time we've had a beautiful tour and have dealt with friendly, helpful people. We had made reservations but then were caught in an infamous summer weekend traffic snarl on the Interstate. I called the office and was allowed to change our arrival... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We love taking visitors for a ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad. They get to experience a mountain town and riding the train is like taking a time machine to an earlier era.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had a really great experience with our family. The staff was very friendly and we felt it was very organized. It was very festive and put us all in the Christmas spirit. We weren't expecting the gourmet cookies that another reviewer complained about, so we were therefore thankful for the treat and thought it was a nice touch. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We spent an afternoon in August riding the Georgetown Loop railroad. I have to say the "First Class" upgrade was worth it, and our kids had a fantastic time riding the train. The staff was very inviting and friendly and made sure everyone was well taken care of.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We took the night train so we could see the lights up the mountain and down again. What they don't tell you is the train creeps so slow up the mountain in the dark and doesn't go more than a mile and then stops and then backs down the mountain. You get to see lame lights and blowups that were... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Everyone involved with the Georgetown train ride was friendly and very personable. You hear the words "chestnuts roasting on an open fire" but rarely do you get the opportunity to experience buying a bag to eat. Hot chocolate was provided to warm you on a chilly day, but once you are on the train...it is so cozy you warm up... More 

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