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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 ONLY ALL OPEN AIR CARS through mid-October so no face masks will be required now through mid-October on open air cars or in other outdoor areas.

Our NOVEMBER/DECEMBER TRAINS will feature heated and enclosed cars so FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED on these trains and in buildings per TSA regulations. 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!

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!

Tommyknocker Ghost Tour!

There is no train ride with the Lantern Tour. You will get to the mine via van. You will be requested to wear a face mask while in the van on the short trip to the mine per TSA requirements.
This is a 90 minute, guided, ghost tour of the Lebanon Silver Mine. By the light of candle lanterns, our guests will learn about topics including miners superstitions, ghostly sightings in the mine from the 1880’s to the present day, and a real time ghost hunting session conducted by your host, Professor Thaddeus J. Krimbel, ESQ. Doctor of T.W.G.B.I.T.N. (What is TWGBITN you might be wondering? To find out, you’ll just have to ask the Professor in person, because, honestly, we don’t know either.) This tour is conducted Saturday evenings at 6pm beginning Sept. 11 through Oct. 30th, rain or shine. It is highly recommended that you bring a jacket or hoodie as the mine temperature is 40 to 44 degrees year round. Closed toed shoes or a good pair of hiking boots are required. Lanterns and Hardhats are provided.
Space for the tour is limited so reservations are required in advance of the tour date. For more information or reservations please call1 (888) 456-6777. See you there!

Pumpkinfest October 2, 3, 9 and 10!

Come celebrate the fall season with us for Pumpkinfest! Each child will get a souvenir pumpkin. At Silver Plume there will be candy and prizes, face painting and games. This is always a wonderful a family activity!

Santa is Coming to Town!

The reservation system is now open for our Santa Trains and the after Christmas Victorian Holiday Celebration!

All cars will likely be a little cooler in temperature this season. We will have up to 2 windows or vents partially open in each car to circulate air through the car. Please be understanding of this requirement and dress accordingly. The windows will not be wide open and there will still be heat in the cars.

Per the TSA, face masks will be required while riding the train at all times except when eating or drinking. Our November/December holiday trains feature enclosed cars. Face masks are also required while in the station and in the tent while waiting to board. Please understand that this is a Federal Government TSA rule to which we must abide.

A little different this year is the fact that reservations for the premium cars (Waldorf, Tahoe and Parlor Cars) will be sold by the table rather than by the ticket to ensure that your family/group has a table to themselves.

  • The Waldorf only has 4 top tables. The Tahoe has 3 top and 4 top tables available. The Parlor Cars have 2 top and 4 top tables.
  • Please note that tables will only hold as many people as designed. For example, a 4 top table can only have 4 people including adults and children (3 years and older) at that table. We must keep the aisle way open. If you have 5 people in your group we suggest getting a 4 top table next to a 2 top table if available. Seating can accommodate 1 additional infant per table, but the infants must be able to sit on an adult’s lap.
  • The pricing for a 4 top table this year is less than if you had purchased 4 separate tickets and sat at a 4 top in 2019.
  • We have new bench seating in both the Waldorf and the Tahoe that is more spacious than before. (In the Tahoe, the 3 top tables do have one chair rather than a bench on one side.) The Parlor Cars still feature chairs around the tables.
  • You may now choose exactly the car and table in which you will ride. We cannot change your table location after you make your reservation as that would require moving other guests and would not be fair to them.
  • The coach section is still sold by the individual ticket.
  • The Waldorf is our most ornate car with rich wood coloring. The Tahoe is elegant with bigger windows than the Waldorf. The Parlor Cars offer a spacious feeling interior with large windows.

We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you!

Uber and Lyft Information- Please be advised that Uber and Lyft will not take you from the Denver area to Georgetown. If they do bring you up they most likely won’t pick you up again. Unfortunately, this is something we struggle with and cannot control.

Mine Tours and
Gold Panning May Through September

Wild West Days

August 21, 22, 28 and 29!

Fathers Day

June 19-20

2021-Wild West Days

August 21, 22, 28 and 29!

Grandparents Weekend

September 11-12

Fall Colors

September 18, 19, 25 and 26

Pumpkinfest

October 2, 3, 9 and 10

Autumn Fest

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

2021 Holiday Trains

November 12 to Janaury 2!

2021 Holiday Lighted Forest

November 12 to January 2!

2021 Victorian Holiday Celebration

December 26 to Janaury 2!

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