Train Rides

Colorado Train Rides


Train Rides near Frisco, Dillon, & Silverthorne, Colorado

colorado train ridesTravel back in time to the age of Colorado mining and board a historic train for a great ride. Climb aboard the Loop Railroad in Silver Plume or Georgetown and loop back on yourself six times like a corkscrew as you travel down to Georgetown and up the mountain to Silver Plume or the other way around. From Silver Plume you are able to stop half way down the mountain to take a tour of the Colorado Historical Society’s silver mine if you choose. Then continue on your way on the train after learning the tricks of the trade of the silver mining business in the 1800s. Or head to Leadville and board the Colorado & Southern Scenic Railroad.

Call now to reserve your train ride 970.389.8214

LOOP TRAIN RIDES


georgetown train coloradoThe beauty of the rugged Rocky Mountains surrounds you, as a historic steam locomotive chugs its way down and up the canyon, hauling your carriages past the remains of several gold and silver mines. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three foot narrow gauge railroad was considered an engineering marvel for its time, gaining an elevation of 600 feet between the thriving mining communities of Georgetown and Silver Plume. There are four bridges across Clear Creek including the massive Devil’s Gate High Bridge, restored in 1984 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its construction. You can enhance your experience by taking a walking tour of the Lebanon silver mine, going 500 feet into a mine tunnel bored by hand in the 1870s. Most rides are in open carriages but closed carriages will be used in early and late season and in inclement weather. If you are just taking a train ride only, departures are from both the Silver Plume and Georgetown Devil’s Gate depots. Mine tours and specialty dinner trains depart only from Silver Plume.

 

Tour Option 1 | Silver Plume &  Georgetown Train Tour


Cost Coach: $25.95 Adult, $18.95 Child 3-15, Free Child 2 & under riding on a lap
Cost 1st Class Parlor: $34.95 Adult, $26.95 Child 3 – 15, Free Child 2 & under riding on a lap
Tour Times: Multiple departures, daily late May to early October, restricted schedule early May and late October
Duration: 1.25 hours

Included with 1st Class Parlor: Enclosed cabin, assigned seating, Georgetown Loop pin, complimentary beverage and choice of cookies or chips, box lunches available for purchase, cash bar available.
Recommended to bring: Jacket, hat, sunscreen and camera

Important Notes: Arrive half hour before ride time. Directions to Silver Plume Depot. Directions to Georgetown Devil’s Gate Depot. Cancellations up to one hour before ride will incur a $4 per person fee. No strollers or car seats permitted.

 

Tour Option 2 | Silver Plume & Georgetown Train & Mine Tour


Cost: $34.95 Adult, $26.95 Child 5-15 Extended Mine Tour: $37.95 Adult, $30.95 Child 7-15
Tour Times: Multiple departures, daily May 3 – September 30, no mine tour on last train ride of the day from either depot
Duration: 2.75 hours

Recommended to bring: Jacket, hat, good walking shoes, sunscreen and camera

Important Notes: Arrive half hour before ride time, Directions to Silver Plume Depot. Directions to Georgetown Devil’s Gate Depot. Cancellations up to one hour before ride will incur a $4 per person fee. No strollers or car seats permitted.

 

Tour Option 3 | Specialty Dinner Train Ride in Colorado


Choose from steak and lobster or rib eye and trout on this dinner ride. Served with a starter salad, seasonal vegetables, whipped potatoes, dessert and coffee, with a glass of wine or beer included. A cash bar is also available. This is a suggested adult event so there is no child pricing. Gluten free meals are available on request.

Cost Steak & Lobster: $59.95
Cost Rib Eye or Trout: $52.95
Cost Chef’s Choice Vegetarian: $52.95
Cost Macaroni & Cheese: $38.95
Tour Time: 6:30 PM
Tour Dates Steak & Lobster: 6/14, 6/20, 7/11, 7/12, 7/25, 8/8, 8/9, 8/22, 8/23, 9/5, 9/6, 9/19, 9/20, 10/3, 10/4
Tour Dates Rib Eye or Trout: 7/18, 7/19, 8/29, 8/30
Duration: 2.5 hours

Recommended to bring: Jacket, hat, good walking shoes, sunscreen and camera

Important Notes: Arrive half hour before ride time. Directions to Silver Plume Depot. Cancellations up to one hour before ride will incur a $4 per person fee, No strollers or car seats permitted.

 

Tour Option 4 | Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres Train Ride in Colorado


Wines are matched with a selection of delicious accompaniments and snacks to please your palate while enjoying a beautiful view of Clear Creek Canyon while sitting in an enclosed coach atop Devil’s Gate High Bridge. Adults 21 and over only.

Cost: $42.95 per person
Tour Time: 6:30 PM
Tour Dates: 6/27, 6/28, 7/12, 7/23, 8/1, 8/2, 9/26, 9/27
Duration: 2.5 hours

Recommended to bring: Jacket, hat, good walking shoes, sunscreen and camera

Important Notes: Arrive half hour before ride time. Directions to Silver Plume Depot. Cancellations up to one hour before ride will incur a $4 per person fee. No strollers or car seats permitted.

 

Tour Option 5 | Ales on Rails Colorado Train Ride


This dinner includes a micro-brew beer tasting with various breweries. The hearty dinner offerings will vary, so call for a menu.

Cost: $42.95 per person
Tour Time: 6:30 PM
Tour Dates: 7/5 Great Divide Brewery Co, 8/15, 8/16 Odell Brewery, 9/12, 9/13 SKA Brewery, 10/10, 10/11, Avery Brewery
Duration: 2.5 hours

Recommended to bring: Jacket, hat, good walking shoes, sunscreen and camera

Important Notes: Arrive half hour before ride time. Directions to Silver Plume Depot. Cancellations up to one hour before ride will incur a $4 per person fee. No strollers or car seats permitted.

 

Tour Option 6 | Fourth of July Train Ride in Colorado


Combine a BBQ buffet dinner with viewing the Georgetown fireworks. This one books up fast so make your reservations early.

Cost: $49.95 Adult, $32.95 Child 3-15
Tour Time: 7:30 PM
Duration: 2.5 hours

Recommended to bring: Jacket, hat, good walking shoes, sunscreen and camera

Important Notes: Arrive half hour before ride time. Directions to Silver Plume Depot. Cancellations up to one hour before ride will incur a $4 per person fee. No strollers or car seats permitted.

 

Tour Option 7 | Pumpkin Festival & Oktoberfest Colorado Train Ride


For the Pumpkin Festival, a hay bale maze is set up at the Devil’s Gate depot in Georgetown and there are free pumpkins to take home for all of the children. Also included are a hay bale maze, treasure hunt, and bouncy castle. On the Oktoberfest train, all riders receive a complimentary hot dog or bratwurst and free microbrew beer tasting for all adults with root beer for the children.

Cost Pumpkin Festival: $27.95 Adult, $19.95 Child 3-15, Free Children 2 & under riding on a lap
Cost Pumpkin Festival 1st Class Parlor: $36.95 Adult, $27.95 Child 3-15, Free children 2 & under riding on a lap
Cost Oktoberfest: $26.95 Adult, $18.95 Child 3-15, Free Children 2 & under riding on a lap
Cost Oktoberfest 1st Class Parlor: $35.95 Adult, $26.95 Child 3-15, Free children 2 & under riding on a lap
Tour Times: Multiple departures
Tour Dates Pumpkin Festival: 10/4, 10/5, 10/11, 10/12
Tour Dates Oktoberfest: 10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26, 11/1, 11/2
Duration: 1.25 hours

Recommended to bring: Jacket, hat, good walking shoes, sunscreen and camera

Important Notes: Arrive half hour before ride time. Directions to Silver Plume Depot. Directions to Georgetown Devil’s Gate Depot. Cancellations up to one hour before ride will incur a $4 per person fee. No strollers or car seats permitted.

 

Tour Option 8 | Santa’s North Pole & Holiday Lights Colorado Train Ride


Join Santa and his helpers aboard a decorated, heated, and enclosed coach. There will be free hot chocolate, candy canes and cookies for all, together with a souvenir gift from Santa for the children. In addition the Holiday Lights train is lit up for the evening and you will have great views of the lights in Georgetown. These tours are weather dependent.

Cost Coach Santa Train: $27.95 Adult, $18.95 Child 3-15, Free Children 2 & under riding on a lap
Cost 1st Class Parlor Santa Train: $37.95 Adult, $26.95 Child 3-15, Free Children 2 & under riding on a lap
Cost Coach Holiday Lights Train: $28.95 Adult, $18.95 Child 3-15, Free Children 2 & under riding on a lap
Cost 1st Class Parlor Holiday Lights Train: $38.95 Adult, $26.95 Child 3-15, Free Children 2 & under riding on a lap
Tour Time: Multiple departures, 4:50 PM and 6:10 PM (selected dates) for Holiday Lights
Tour Dates Santa’s North Pole: 11/22, 11/23, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/6, 12/7, 12/13 – 12/24, 12/26 – 12/31, 1/2 – 1/4
Tour Dates Holiday Lights: 11/22, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/6 (added train), 12/7, 12/13 – 12/24 (added trains 12/13, 12/20), 12/26 – 12/31 (added train 12/26)
Duration: 1.25 hours

Included with 1st Class Parlor: Enclosed cabin, assigned seating, Georgetown Loop pin, complimentary beverage and choice of cookies or chips, box lunches available for purchase, cash bar available.
Recommended to bring: Jacket, hat, good walking shoes, sunscreen and camera

Important Notes: Arrive half hour before ride time. Directions to Georgetown Devil’s Gate Depot. Cancellations up to one hour before ride will incur a $4 per person fee. No strollers or car seats permitted.

Leadville Train Rides


leadville train ridesThis journey is full of breath-taking panoramas across the Arkansas River Valley and humorous narratives about Leadville’s colorful past. Family and friends of all ages have a chance to engage in learning about historic Leadville, Colorado, home to legends like Molly Brown and Horace, Augusta and Baby Doe Tabor, the Guggenheims and at one time Doc Holiday. The train ascends 1,000 feet off the valley floor so that you will have some spectacular views of Freemont Pass and the two tallest peaks in Colorado, Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert. Other highlights include a chance to meet the engineer, and to take a tour of the caboose and engine. You may also ride in the engine (max of 3 people) one way or the caboose, with an outdoor viewing platform for two and a cupola on top with two seats. Well behaved pets are also welcome and bring a picnic if you would like.

Please call for details 970.389.8214.

3 Responses to Train Rides

  1. Lacey Bartich says:

    Do you run the holiday lights tour over the Thanksgiving holiday?

    • Jane Shafroth says:

      The Holiday Lights Train will be running on Friday 11/29, Saturday 11/30 and Sunday 12/1, departing from the Georgetown Depot at 4:50 pm. Please call 970-389-8214 to book.

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