Just a few miles away from Idaho Springs, a small town called Georgetown finds its place in the Colorado mountains.
Just a few miles away from Idaho Springs, a small town called Georgetown finds its place in the Colorado mountains. Tourists visit this location because of a railroad loop that people can travel on in open Hopper cars or covered cars if the weather is bad, all the cars are pulled by a steam locomotive. Anyone from train-craving toddlers to loving elderly couples can enjoy this festivity because of the majestic sights and sounds of the train and the mountain.
The train will travel by goldmines, wildlife, and a tall bridge that was recently refinished and lays over a nearby street. Throughout the hour and a half long ride you will get multiple views of the rapids on Clear Creek which is the river that runs through Clear Creek County. The train is split into two stations. One by the name of Devil's Gate which is in the center of Georgetown and the other in Silver Plume.
One of the great opportunities of the attraction is to see an abandoned gold mine which rests on the top of the mountain. To do this you will be dropped off at a special station then be taken by a train up to the gold mine. In the midst of the Rocky Mountains this opportunity is one of the best you will find in all of Colorado.