We have had many guests and family members do this and I have not had 1 bad review yet! The views are one of a kind. As usual I recommend the earlier in the day the better before the afternoon storms build! Enjoy.
Georgetown Loop Railroad
The History of the railroad dates back to the time when the mountains were not only majestic, but the treasures they held within were extremely valuable. The silver ore found inside the mountains between Georgetown and Silver Plume in the 1860â€™s turned out one of the great silver-producing regions in the world.
By 1877, a rail line connected Denver to Golden and Georgetown was completed. The engineers did not stop there, but were presented with a challenge of connecting Georgetown to Silver Plume to climb more than 600 feet in just 2 miles while climbing one of Coloradoâ€™s steep canyons.
It took 200 men to lay 4 miles of track, building one of the worldâ€™s most famous engineering masterpieces, The Devilâ€™s Gate High Bridge. Over a 100 years later, a ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad brings you back in time. The beauty seen on the ride is spectacular and the experience will last a lifetime.
The adventure can be started at 1106 Rose Street at the Old Georgetown Station. You may also explore the history and minerâ€™s livelihood with a tour of the Lebanon Silver Mine. The mine tour is accessible only by train. The Georgetown Loop Railroad invites you and your family to ride the railroad this summer. For railroad tours, the reservation phone number is 1-888-4-LOOP-RR (1-888-456-6777).