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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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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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... more » 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. « less
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Arvada, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Train ride is not too long, nor too exciting but through interesting country. Pay for the silver mine tour stop, it was better than several others we visited in the area. Very factual and complete with buildings showing tools and demonstrations. My grandchildren (7 and 9) really enjoyed both and came away with a new understanding of mining. Bring a... More

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Denver, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Though the website and most of the brochures prominently feature the train being pulled by a steam locomotive, the fine print lets you know that locomotives are "subject to change without notice". For me, the steam locomotive is the only reason I'd pay close to $100 to take my family on the Georgetown Loop -and sadly, my last two experiences... More

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Lenexa
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172 reviews 172 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a scenic narrow gauge heritage railroad just off I-70 some 45 miles west of Denver. My wife and I have ridden this train twice--in July of 2008 and in June of 2014. The best thing about this train is that it doesn't cost a lot ($26 without the mine tour and $35 with it), and you can do... More

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Tustin, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took the train ride and the mine tour. Both were worth the cost. The train works its way up to Silver Plume and the guide tells interesting facts. It is an impressive trip which takes you over several trestles. The mine tour actually takes you into an old mine. Fascinating! The only negative: A guy wearing period dress and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The train was so fun and beautiful with an open top car ride through the beautiful Rockies. The mine tour with Mike was so much fun, wear a jacket and socks though. Fascinating history and the kids loved it.

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Tampa
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a great half day trip if you are in the Summit County (or surrounding area). It exceeded my expectations. I could have done w/o them trying to hard sell me a photo. But it is something I would recommend. After taking the trip in the Summer, I would like to come back and experience during the Autumn when... More

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Hilton Head Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As the name suggests, this railroad is the reincarnation of the old narrow gauge railroad which served the mountain mining towns from the late 1800' into the early 1900's. It's claim to fame is the giant loop of track which brought trains up to or down from Silver Plume to Georgetown, highlighted by the impressive bridge over Clear Creek. You... More

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Dallas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a fun experience. The stream running along side the tracks was beautiful. History of the train was interesting. Wish we would have taken the mine tour. A must for those who enjoy trains.

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York, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What a beautiful drive to the train station. It was definitely worth the trip. Arrive early to get good seats. We sat in an open car which was actually very nice. The mountain top breeze kept us cool. The scenery was beautiful, the ride was very smooth, and the conductor explained the history all sling the way. The kids in... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

You show up at either Georgetown or Silverplume and take this cute, open to the air, narrow gage train on a "loop." Only it's not really a loop, just a one-way ride, and then back again. And you have a 15 minute pause while you wait for new passengers to load on the other station. The views are good but... More

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