A collage of photos related to the historic Georgetown Loop's mining tours and demonstrations. Includes photos of inside the old mines, visitors in hard hats making their way through the Lebanon and Everett mines, re-enactors of old mining folk, gold panning, a ghost or spirit spotted in one of the photos and examples of old fashioned drilling for silver. 


Tours run May 2 to the end of September

*** You MUST RIDE THE TRAIN to take a tour of one of our fascinating mines!

A photo of a reenactment of miner during a mining tour in the Lebanon Silver Mine at the Georgetown Loop Railroad in Georgetown, Colorado.


Enhance your train ride with an optional walking tour of the Lebanon Silver Mine, located at the halfway point on the railroad. The tour takes you 500 feet into a mine tunnel bored in the 1870s. Your guide will point out rich veins of silver and tell you about early-day mining. The temperature inside the mine is a constant 44 degrees Fahrenheit, so bring a jacket or buy one in our well-stocked gift stores. The tour also includes visits to the manager’s office, and the miners’ change room.

Adults:  $35.95
Children:  $27.95

A photo of the Lebanon Extended Mine tour offered by the Georgetown Loop Railroad in Georgetown Colorado. Icicles and an extended view of the mine trail is portrayed here.


The New Lebanon Extension mine tour goes into the newly re-opened southwest Lebanon access tunnel. This tour takes you over 900 feet into Leavenworth Mountain. This tunnel follows a section of the Hise ore body that extends from the silver mines of Silver Plume to the Silver Queen mine in Georgetown. You will see naturally occurring “silver pearls”, (see below picture), calcified hobnail boot prints, calcite dams, stalactites that are over 100 years old.

Adults:  $39.95
Children:  $31.95

A photo of the Everett Gold Panning and silver mine tour. Pictured is a mining re-enactor, all part of the mining tour experience at the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad in Georgetown, Colorado. 


The Everett Mine has recently reopened!  It gives visitors a sense of a mine when it was brand new and in operation in the late 1880s.  The lighting is set to a level similar to the candle lights the miners would have been using.  The interior mine exhibits cover: the transition from hand drilling to mechanical drilling, the differences between black powder and dynamite blasting, ore removal, timbering, and tunnel construction. Guests also pan for gold, and can take home everything they find! Every guest receives a hot dog, chips, and lemonade. This tour is open Fridays though Mondays through September.  

Adults:  $39.95
Children:  $31.95

A picture of a group of Georgetown Loop train riders in front of the Lebanon tunnel, about to take a mining tour in the historic mine in Georgetown, Colorado. 

NOTES & TERMS: The mine tour adds another 1 hour and 15 minutes to your train trip. The mine tour is not recommended for young children who cannot walk the entire distance on their own, anyone who is mobility impaired in any way, or those who might have a problem at 9,000 feet in elevation. Strollers and wheelchairs are not permitted. Mine tours are not available on the last train departure of the day. All guests must wear hard hats. The tours involve about 3/4 of a mile of walking into dark, enclosed spaces. Please use your discretion and consider yours and your child's limitations. Weather conditions can change rapidly, so please come prepared for an outdoor adventure!

Please note: Mine Tours are not available with Parlor Class Service

*** While every effort is made to adhere to the published schedule, the Georgetown Loop Railroad reserves the right to delay or cancel trains for any reason and will not be held liable. Locomotives and passenger cars are subject to change without notice.