A train ride in Colorado takes you back in history to areas that are often impossible to reach or see any other way. Explore mountains, canyons and famous, historic locations that once boomed with mining life. Few experiences are as iconic Colorado. A Colorado train ride is sure to please the youngest to the oldest in your crowd, so climb aboard!
RIDE A PLACE OF COLORADO HISTORY
The Georgetown Loop Express was originally built in 1884 to connect the two mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume through a deep, mountain canyon. It has since been re-engineered and reconstructed, but you’ll get the same historic feel of over 100 years ago.
LOOPS AND MORE
After it’s original use was discontinued, this narrow-gauge Colorado train ride became one of Colorado’s first tourist attractions. Although only 2 miles separate Georgetown and Silver Plume, the “corkscrew” route used to construct this railroad is more than 4 miles long! The tracks gain more than 600 feet in elevation and include horseshoe curves and four bridges across Clear Creek, including the Devil’s Gate High Bridge.
CLOSE & QUICK
Located only 45 minutes from Denver, Summit County or Winter Park, you can complete your train ride adventure in about a half day or less. And with multiple departure times, you’ll find just the right fit for your schedule. The train ride itself is about 1 hour, 15 minutes long. Add a mine tour to extend the trip to 2 ½ hours.
ADD A MINING TOUR
The Lebanon Mining Tour is a guided walking tour through real 1880s silver mines. Accessible only by train, you’ll see the Lebanon Mill, the miners’ change room and tool room, the Mine Manager’s office, and more. History comes alive on this authentic Colorado train ride and mine experience.
It’s easy to combine an AVA rafting trip on Clear Creek or a zipline tour with your Georgetown Loop Train Ride – both activities are located just a few minutes away in Idaho Springs. Ask us how or book today!
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