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Georgetown Loop Railroad, Georgetown

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Travel through the Rockies on Georgetown Loop Railroad, a narrow-gauge heritage railroad providing scenic tours between two historical silver mining towns. The railroad route ascends an elevation of nearly 200 m (600 ft) and winds its way through a picturesque mountain terrain for just over 4 km (7 mi). One of Colorado's very first tourist attractions, this railroad ranked among the major engineering marvels of its time during the late 1800s. The route features horseshoe curves, grades of up to 4 percent, and four bridges spanning a steep and narrow river canyon. You can pair the train ride with an optional walking tour of a 19th-century silver mine, located at the halfway point of the railroad route. Check online for operating dates and ticket rates. Georgetown Loop Railroad is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • We came to visit the Georgetown Loop back in May. I hadn't paid the attraction too much attention, but in retrospect that was an error on my part. This attraction offers really good views of the... 
    We came to visit the Georgetown Loop back in May. I hadn't paid the attraction too much attention, but in retrospect that was an error on my part. This attraction offers really good views of the...  more »
  • We did the Christmas light train at 8:00 pm about 10 days before Christmas and really enjoyed it - thousands of Christmas lights along the 1-hour trip. Snacks were served free of charge in the... 
    We did the Christmas light train at 8:00 pm about 10 days before Christmas and really enjoyed it - thousands of Christmas lights along the 1-hour trip. Snacks were served free of charge in the...  more »
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  • If you're a tourist, DO THIS. If you're a local, DO THIS TWICE. It is so fun, so educational, and you are supporting a lot of really hard working people. It was really well done. 100% make sure you check the weather IN GEORGETOWN because it can be hot or cold and wearing the correct clothing will make a huge difference. I believe this is a non profit run by the Colorado History Society. So if you are a native, a replant or someone just passing through, make this a stop and help preserve the incredible Colorado History.
  • Overall the experience of the railroad is great! All the staff are so incredibly friendly and into their roles! The price is a bit high but it's a wonderful ride that's about 1.5 hours long so you won't be paying for some short little ride. The museum is a little lack luster and the mining is too but it's really lovely and would recommend it highly as an experience in the mountains!

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