Ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Top Denver Day Trips & Overnighters: Georgetown, Colorado (45 miles)
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Colorado’s Georgetown Loop Railroad
FINE LINE: Colorado's Georgetown Loop Railroad (courtesy, Railstar/Colorado Historical Society)
Georgetown Loop Railroad: Day-Tripping FAQ
Distance from Denver: 45 miles
Attractions: Train ride, mine tours, history, scenery
Ages: All
More Info: Georgetown Loop Railroad

Completed in 1884, this stretch of narrow-gauge track was the engineering marvel of its day. The "corkscrew" route, connecting the historic mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume, includes steep curves, a gain of 600 feet in elevation, and four bridges—thrilling for all ages. The train is part of the Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park. Buy a combo ticket and tour Lebanon Silver Mine en route (bring a jacket; the mine is about 44 degrees, even in summer). The railroad is open late May to mid-October.


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