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Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

1520 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
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Great view's, nice ride, interesting history.

We went on a Thursday so getting on at Georgetown was not a problem. Booked the train & the Everett... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
travelnjoe22
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Denver, Colorado
Not to bad

This attraction is worth your time and not overly expensive. Children would really love the train... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
373rhonda
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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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1520 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a Thursday so getting on at Georgetown was not a problem. Booked the train & the Everett mine tour. we arrived about 11:40 & we were boarding around noon. Many people but I can only imagine what the weekends would be like....More

Thank travelnjoe22
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This attraction is worth your time and not overly expensive. Children would really love the train ride. Adults will enjoy the history. I would suggest the open air cars as the views are fantastic.

Thank 373rhonda
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took our 7, 11 and 15 year old on the rail and Everett mine and had a great time. The railroad is super cool and the mine guide was so informative! We got to gold pan and my son and husband got "pickers"! The hot...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Glad we stopped. The kids 9 and 7 had a great time and the weather was awesome. Trains do get full and sell out so during prime time make sure to buy tickets in advance. Parking and ticket office we clean and all staff seemed...More

Thank hooverdaddy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We rode in the parlor car and were so glad we did. Beautiful views on the ride, great info from the staff, and I was so excited to get to go stand on the outside platform for pictures. The drinks and cookies were great, too....More

Thank CO811
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the late afternoon train out of the Devil's Gate Depot and had a nice ride. Beautiful scenery and lots of ongoing history about the railroad and area. We got lucky and were on the only train with a steam locomotive.

Thank Ken C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Eight of us took this ride in the presidential car. Good thing because it rained and the other cats are uncovered. The service was excellent and the views wonderful. We we’re served last got snacks and beverages which kept the kids busy. Great picture taking...More

Thank scrollforyou
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love locomotives and traveling by train. This historical trip around the loop and the stop along the mine was a fun time for my wife and I. Beautiful views and informative as well!

Thank edadams146
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the Parlor Car. A little more money, but worth it. There were snacks at our table and free nonalcoholic drinks. The best place to sit is on the side of the car that faces the depot. That side offers the best views. The...More

1  Thank NWAFayetteville
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove an hour and a half from Grand Lake to experience the town of Georgetown and ride the George Town loop railroad. We have been to Grand Lake several years in a row, but we had never heard of Georgetown or the railroad. After...More

3  Thank William H
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October 25, 2017|
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Response from Marilyn B | Reviewed this property |
Not familiar with these, but agree with previous answer. It can get pretty cold up there.
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hockstrabeard
August 31, 2017|
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Response from EvergreenCOmom | Reviewed this property |
It would definitely be worth it with the aspens. They peak right around the start of October so you'd want to plan accordingly.
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Juhi B
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Greg G | Reviewed this property |
Rent a car. There's no public transportation to Georgetown.
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