Georgetown Loop Railroad

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Facility:Georgetown Loop Railroad
Description: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.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:P.O. Box 249
Address 2:
City:Georgetown
State/Province:CO
Zip Code:80444
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:daily May-Oct
Admission:Adult $21.50 children (3-17) $16.50, group rates available
Telephone:(888) 456-6777
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
C. Webb, Co-op Member
This is a good train trip for those wanting to experience an old fashioned train ride, but not spend a bunch of money. The area has much history to learn from the trip. Any little train lovers will thank you for this authentic steam train trip.
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