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Georgetown Loop Railroad

646 Loop Dr., Georgetown, CO 80444
Georgetown Loop Railroad high bridge

A view of the Georgetown Loop Railroad high bridge circa 1885.

Photo credit: Photo by Louis Charles McClure. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Georgetown Loop Railroad is a 3 ft narrow gauge heritage railroad that runs between Georgetown and Silver Plume. The route is 4.5 miles long and ascends an elevation of 640 feet through mountainous terrain along with trestles, cuts, fills, and a grand loop. The train ride includes an optional walking tour of the Lebanon Silver Mine, located at the halfway point on the railroad, where visitors can walk 500 feet into a mine tunnel bored in the 1870s, with guides pointing out once-rich veins of silver and relating the history of the mine.

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