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Georgetown Loop Railway
Georgetown Loop Railroad
P.O. Box 249
Georgetown
CO
80444
Tel: 888-456-6777

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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. The thriving mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume lie two miles apart in a steep, narrow mountain canyon. To connect them, the railroad's builders designed a "corkscrew" route that traveled twice the distance, slowly gaining more than 600 feet in elevation. It included horseshoe curves, grades of up to 4%, and four bridges across Clear Creek, including the massive Devil's Gate High Bridge. The Colorado & Southern Railway operated the line for passengers and freight from 1899 to 1938, when it was abandoned. In 1973, the Colorado Historical Society began restoring the railroad as part of its 978-acre Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park. A replica of the High Bridge was completed in 1984, in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its original construction.
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    WoW, what a ride! My wife and I took our two married daughters and Son-in-laws on this one. It was on on Labor day, 2013 which was the very last day that the steam locomotive was in operation this year. It proved to be one of the best hi-lites of our anniversary celebration and provided a WONDERFUL memory for all of us which we will never forget.
    Thank YOU!

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    I've done a few trips on the loop and they've all been wonderful. It's a great destination in the fall when the aspen leaves are turning, and it's fun in the summer when the weather is nice. I've also done the Wine Train and that was a lot of fun. I'll be back!

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    We took our 4 children (ages 7, 5, 3, 1) and the grandparents joined us as well. The grandparents got lost on the way to the station and were minutes away when the train was supposed to depart. The staff graciously waited for them and they got there 5 minutes late. We were so grateful for the staff's patience. We took our 2 older children on the mine tour and the younger ones stayed with the grandparents on the train. LOVED the mine tour. It was definitely worth the extra money. We might have sprung even more for the extended mine tour that...Read More

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    Great train ride. Staff was very friendly and did an excellent job. Would recommend taking the extended mine tour as well. Our guide Molly did a great job.

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    My favorite place with lots of victorian houses. I have many paintings, carvings railroad artwork. A photographer's paradise. Wish I was there now!

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by Christopher Rice

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We took our 4 children (ages 7, 5, 3, 1) and the grandparents joined us as well. The grandparents got lost on the way to the station and were minutes away when the train was supposed to depart. The staff graciously waited for them and they got there 5 minutes late. We were so grateful for the staff's patience. We took our 2 older children on the mine tour and the younger ones stayed with the grandparents on the train. LOVED the mine tour. It was definitely worth the extra money. We might have sprung even more for the extended mine tour that goes an extra 600 feet into the mine.

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