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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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I went with 2 adults and 2 children, starting in Georgetown and stopping for the Everett mine tour. The experience was everything the website and brochure promised. The depot was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Fort Benton, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was so much fun. Definitely do the one of the mine tours. We went on the extended mine tour and our guide was great. He new all there was about the mine and he made sure we all have a good time and were able to see all the features. The train ride was also great. Lots of fun... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I went with 2 adults and 2 children, starting in Georgetown and stopping for the Everett mine tour. The experience was everything the website and brochure promised. The depot was easy to find and parking was ample. We had to line up like school kids to get on the train, and in coach there are no assigned seats. You had... More 

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Oriental, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A loop or spiral curve is one way a railway can gain height when the terrain rises more rapidly than 2-3 feet per100 feet of distance (2 to 3% grade). Main line grades are generally held to just one or at most two percent because the increase in force required to haul a load up even slight grades is enormous... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Recently visited the Silverplume station, to get a photo op for an out-of-town visitor. The train was elsewhere, but some equipment was standing around the station area. We then went to the Georgetown station, and arrived just in time for the train to arrive – pulled by a diesel engine. Probably not what ticketbuyers had wanted. Well… Maybe the route... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were able to take the train and it was an awesome experience. Previously, we had taken the train several years back in coach section. This time, due to pending weather and having our now 2 year old with us i opted for the parlor car. This made it even better. It was cold and raining so it turned out... More 

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Dundee, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Very authentic train and railroad that the grandchildren were thrilled to get on and ride. Ride lasts about an hour or so and you have choice of sitting in covered train car or an open train car. We chose open and had beautiful views of mountains and rivers. Spotted white tail deer and a chipmunk, haha. You get a group... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on a recent trip west. My grandsons and I really enjoyed the train ride. Get in line early if the weather is not the best or you may be riding in one of the uncovered cars. Employees were very friendly. I bet it would be great to do around Christmas with young children...Polar Express!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We took my step-kids for a week long family trip to Breckenridge and we saw that there were railroad tours and we were so down to go on it! It was a lovely family friendly experience! The girls loved the train and looking around at beautiful Colorado! We'll be here (sans children) in Dec and hopefully we get to experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a fun trip on the Georgetown Loop Friday, July 17. The train was absolutely packed, but this did not take away from our experience. We were lucky enough to get an incredibly beautiful day, but I think we would have enjoyed it in any weather. I booked our tickets as part of a package with... More 

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

the train is an old locomotive so for all the train enthusiast you will love it. it is a very scenic route from Georgetown to the Silver Plume area and back. We did the extended Mine tour and that was very interesting. The guide is very informative and you will learn a lot about the silver mining era. Bring your... More 

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Address: 1520 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone Number: 303-569-2659
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Georgetown

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