We are open and operating daily with face mask and social distancing requirements per the State of Colorado and Clear Creek County.

Please note that seats will be assigned by a crew member to ensure proper distancing. Unfortunately, you will not be able to choose the type of car in which you are seated. You may be placed in a car with or without a roof. All cars are open air cars.

All of our trains are open air cars with no heat this year. It can be cold in the mountains in the fall so please dress accordingly. Jackets are recommended.

At the Georgetown Loop your safety and health is 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.

Online ticket purchasing is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 

Sunshine, Space and Fresh Air!

All cars for the summer and early fall seasons will be open air cars so you may enjoy our clean, beautiful Rocky Mountains to the fullest!

• We have cut capacity and added cars to the train to allow for even more spacing between guests. Enjoy an uncrowded outdoor adventure!


We are excited to announce that we have added a special train called the Silver Plume Express on Saturdays and select Sundays! What does this mean? Operating a second section signifies that there will be two trains operating on the line at the same time, passing each other at the famous Hall Tunnel mine providing fantastic photo opportunities. The Silver Plume Express train will feature an enhanced and more detailed narrative of our historic train and mines on the ride. If you are a history buff, this is the train to take. The Silver Plume Express will be pulled by a historic diesel locomotive and you will most likely have the best views of our steam engines in operation when the trains pass at Hall Tunnel. Capacity is very limited so please reserve tickets early!

Purchase tickets now with confidence.

We provide full refunds without penalty to any guests who cancel at least 24 hours prior to departure for whatever reason with no questions asked.  Even if you purchase a ticket now for an October train we will still provide a 100% refund if you cancel 24 hours in advance. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Book the Caboose for a Very Special Ride!

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 by reserving your own special experience for your family of up to 9 people. The caboose only operates on Saturdays and Sundays out of SILVER PLUME. The cost is usually $339.00 for a 1 hour trip, but we are having a Fall Special for only $279.00. The absolute maximum number of people in your party is a total of 9. Children under 5 years of age cannot ride in the cupola (the top of the caboose). No moving within the caboose while the train is in motion please. To reserve the caboose please use our “Purchase Ticket” button and click on a Saturday or Sunday and then choose “Silver Plume” departures. You can see if the caboose is available there.  Face masks are still required on the caboose and anywhere at the Georgetown Loop.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

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 1880’s. 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 in every season.

2020 season June 5 to October 25.

We run every day of the week through October 18 and also on 23, 24, 25. Please see schedule for details.

The Santa Trains and Victorian Holiday Celebration trains in November, December and January are on hold for the moment as we determine how and if they can be operated under the current social distancing requirements. Thanks for your understanding.

Mine Tours and
Gold Panning May Through September

Wild West Days

June 6-7, 13 and 14

Fathers Day

June 20-21

Postponed Until 2021-Wild West Days

We look forward to next year’s Wild West Days!

Grandparents Weekend

September 12-13
Photo from 2019. For 2020 Social Distancing procedures will be in place.

Fall Colors

September 19, 20, 26 and 27


October 3, 4, 10 and 11
Photo from 2019. For 2020 Social Distancing procedures will be in place.

Autumn Fest

Replacing Oktoberfest for 2020!

Holiday Trains

Please check back with us in the fall for details.

Holiday Lighted Forest

Please check back with us in the fall for details.

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