The Georgetown Train Railroad® – The Loop

The Loop - Georgetown Train Railroad

The Georgetown Train Railroad, the Loop, is a narrow gauge heritage railroad located in Clear Creek County right off Interstate 70 (Map) in Colorado. If you’re traveling into the mountains from DIA, Georgetown is on your way and worth the stop. The “Loop” runs between the communities of Georgetown and Silver Plume. The total Georgetown Loop distance is 4.5 miles and ascends an elevation of 640 feet through very mountainous terrain. The train ride is full of stunning mountain vistas, thrilling high trestle bridge crossings, and curvy cuts through the forest.

The loop Special Events and Fares Tahoe car Georgetown Train - the Loop

The Georgetown Train has an endless list of special event trains and a variety of fares. Passengers enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, accompanied by the incredible feeling of stepping back into another time when the railroad ruled, mining was a way of life, and outlaws littered the land. Hear fascinating stories and learn about the history of the train and mining in the early days. It’s all part of the Georgetown Loop experience.

Passengers can board the train at Silver Plume and Devils Gate depots.

Georgetown Train the Loop

The Loop Runs

The Georgetown Loop Scenic Train runs every day from May through mid-October and most days through early January. The train ride is 1 hour and 15 minutes long.

Located only 45 miles from Denver and is nestled high in the rocky mountains.

The Georgetown Train Service Options

  • Charter a Train - The Georgetown Loop Train makes it possible to Charter a train. Contact them to make special arrangements and reserve your train. Chartered trains are perfect for large functions such as corporate events, weddings, or private parties.
  • Special Event Trains - The Loop is notorious for its many special event trains. They have special trains for every season and holiday. Their winter Holiday Train is their hallmark and an all-out effort, featuring a spectacular lighted forest and Santa Land experience. Plus, special treats, storytelling, and gifts for the kids.
  • Mining Tours & Gold Panning - Experience “The Silver Queen of the Rockies” with a mine and gold panning tour. There are three choices of mining tours. Each tour takes participants into historic mines. Participants will be guided, shown ore veins, and told stories about the early mining days. Natural features will be highlighted, and guests will learn about spooky miners’ superstitions and ghost stories.
  • Coach Class and Holiday Trains- The Georgetown Train coach cars are heated and enclosed in the winter but return to open-air cars in the summer and fall. These cars feature bench seating, and some are wheelchair accessible. Coach Class cars are available all season. During the holiday season, festive train cars are added. You must check in with the Georgetown Train for more information about these train cars.

by Kathleen Fitzsimmons

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