Georgetown Loop Railroad
While your group is visiting the Denver area, you should stop by the Georgetown Loop Railroad Historic Park in the summer months. Georgetown is nestled in the mountains and is a historic tourist attraction. The former silver mining camp that was along Clear Creek in the front range of the Rocky Mountains was established in 1859 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. The location was a historic center of the mining industry during the late 19th century and earned the nickname the Silver Queen of Colorado. Group members can explore the town and enjoy the scenery in the course of the visit.
If your group is interested in exploring a mine, the Georgetown Loop Railroad is the place to visit. You will have the opportunity to explore the Silver Lebanon Mine as part of the experience. Visitors will be taken 500 feet into a tunnel bored in the 1870s. A staff member will point out rich veins of silver along the way. The team will also learn about early-day mining. Guests can also check out areas such as the manager’s office, the miners’ change room, and the tool shed.
The team will have the opportunity to take a ride on a train where you will take in the breathtaking view of Clear Creek Valley and the mountains beyond. The loop takes guests between Georgetown and Silver Plume, over two miles apart. The tracks scale an elevation of 640 feet over mountainous terrain thus requiring trestles, cuts, fills, loops, and curves. The railroad is 3.1 miles in length.