Welcome to our 2021 Season!

Discover the best of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains by visiting the Georgetown Loop Railroad and Mining Park for gold panning & historically immersive experiences.

At the Georgetown Loop, your safety and health are our priority.  We will always operate following the best practice recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control as well as state and local health officials.

The Georgetown Loop will follow the most recent CDC guidance as of June 12, 2021 to NOT REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO WEAR MASKS in outdoor areas of conveyances. We are operating all open air cars so no face masks will be required at this time. We will always follow all Federal, State and local safety guidance now and in the future.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Sunshine, Space, and Fresh Air!

Cars for the 2021 spring and summer seasons will be open-air cars so you may enjoy our clean, beautiful Rocky Mountains to the fullest!

Book your own private ride in our historic caboose!

Our Caboose is riding the rails again! Saturdays and Sundays June 19, 20, 26, 27 and Friday and Saturday July 2 and 3 you can charter the caboose for your special group of up to 12 people for only $299.00. There is no better view than that from the cupola of our vintage caboose! The historic Caboose #0586 was built in 1885 and spent 85 years roaming the Colorado mountain narrow gauge lines of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. You can relive those days in this beautifully restored caboose. Children under 5 cannot ride in the cupola (the top of the caboose). Please, no moving within the caboose while the train is in motion.

The caboose trip only originates out of Silver Plume. To reserve, please click the “Purchase Ticket” button. Choose the day you wish to ride and go down to Silver Plume departures. There you can see if the Caboose is available.

Georgetown Loop Railroad®

Historic trains, mines, and adventures.

A true Colorado gem.

Located just off I-70 and only 45 miles west of Denver, the Georgetown Loop Railroad and Mining Park is one of Colorado’s most authentic living museums and historically immersive experiences. Bring your family and friends for a narrow gauge train ride, book a real silver mine tour, or learn how to pan for gold. Discover the rugged romance of the Colorado Rockies in the 1880s. Climb aboard and travel back in time. We may just become part of the colorful history and traditions of your family too!

Loop us into your calendar throughout the year. Special events are happening every season.

2021 season late April through December!

Mine Tours and
Gold Panning May Through September

Wild West Days

2021 TBD

Fathers Day

June 19-20

2021-Wild West Days

Dates to be determined.

Grandparents Weekend

September 11-12

Fall Colors

September 18, 19, 25 and 26


October 2, 3, 9 and 10

Autumn Fest

October 15, 16, 17 and 22, 23, 24!

2021 Holiday Trains

Please check back with us in the fall for details.

2021 Holiday Lighted Forest

Please check back with us in the fall for details.

2021 Victorian Holiday Celebration

Please check back with us in the fall for details.

Adventure Awaits

Burros at the Silver Mine

Burros were an important part of mining in Colorado and especially in our area. Burros provided transportation of supplies to the mines as well as hauling silver ore out of the mines.

Gold Panning at the Everett

It all started with finding a few flakes of gold in a pan in Clear Creek in 1859 and the rush was on. You too can experience the same excitement and pan for real gold!

Lebanon Extended Tour

Go deep into our historic silver mine more 1,000 feet underground to see the artifacts left by the men working there more than a hundred years ago. Learn what it was really like to be a hard rock miner in 1889.

Colorado Gem