Ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad
|FINE LINE: Colorado's Georgetown Loop Railroad (courtesy, Railstar/Colorado Historical Society)|
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 bridgesthrilling 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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