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.

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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 640 feet between the thriving mining communities of Georgetown and Silver Plume. You can enhance your experience by taking a walking tour of the Lebanon silver mine. 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. Specialty trains as well as early and late season trains may depart only from Silver Plume or Georgetown. The mine tours are only available from seats in the coach section.

 

Tour Option 1 | Silver Plume &  Georgetown Train Tour


The train between Silver Plume and Georgetown, two miles apart in a narrow mountain canyon, follows a “corkscrew” route that loops back on itself requiring trestles, cuts, fills and curves, totaling 3.1 miles of track. The route includes horseshoe curves, grades of up to 4%, and four bridges across Clear Creek, including the massive Devil’s Gate High Bridge, restored in 1984 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its construction.

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 May 2, 2015 to November 1, 2015, limited schedule early May (Georgetown departures only 5/2 -5/22) and middle to late October (closed 10/13 to 10/15, 10/19 to 10/23 & 10/26 to 10/30)
Duration: 1.25 hours

Included with 1st Class Parlor: Enclosed cabin, assigned seating, Georgetown Loop pin, complimentary beverage and light snack, beer & wine available for purchase.
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


Enhance your train ride with a walking tour of the Lebanon Silver Mine, located at the halfway point on the railroad. The tour takes you 500 feet into a mime tunnel bored in the 1870s. Your guide will point out rich veins of silver and tell you about early-day mining. The temperature in the mine is a constant 44 degrees Fahrenheit so you will want to dress appropriately. The tour also includes a visit to the manager’s office, the miners’ change room and the tool shed. The Extended Mine Tour goes into the newly reopened southwest Lebanon access tunnel toward the closed Everett Mine. This takes you over 900 feet into Leavenworth Mountain. You will see naturally occurring “silver pearls”, calcified hobnail boot prints, calcite dams, and stalactites that are over a 100 years old. Mine tours are not suitable for the minimum child age (no strollers are allowed) or anyone who is mobility impaired.

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 2 – October 11, no mine tour on last train ride of the day from either depot, coach section of the train only
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. 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 | Wine & Cheese Train Ride in Colorado


Four wines are matched with a selection of delicious cheese and fruit accompaniments and crackers to please your palate while enjoying a beautiful one and half hour ride through the Georgetown – Silver Plume National Historic District. Adults 21 and over only.

Cost: $47.95 per person
Tour Time: 6:00 PM
Tour Dates: 6/27, 7/25, 8/8, 9/12, 9/26
Duration: 1.5 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 | Fourth of July Train Ride in Colorado


Combine a BBQ buffet dinner with viewing the Georgetown fireworks from the top of Devil’s Gate high bridge. This one books up fast so make your reservations early.

Cost: $47.95 Adult, $29.95 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 5 | Beer & Brats Colorado Train Ride


You will be served four different beers and a bratwurst in he beautifully restored parlor cars, as you roll along the route between the historic towns of Silver Plume and Georgetown. Adults 21 and over only.

Cost: $46.95 per person
Tour Time: 6:00 PM
Tour Dates: 8/29, 9/5, 9/19
Duration: 1.5 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 | Pumpkin Festival & Oktoberfest Colorado Train Ride


The Pumpkin Festival is a great excursion for children, parents and grandparents. The festival is set up at the Silver Plume car museum and includes a “BOUNCIE” castle, free pumpkins to carve and take home for all of the children, games, face painting and some wonderful characters to entertain the kiddos. You are able to experience the Pumpkin Festival before or after your ride with Silver Plume departures, and in the middle of your ride with Georgetown Departures but only when riding in the coach section of the train (not available with Parlor tickets). On the Oktoberfest train, departing from the Georgetown Devil’s Gate depot only, 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: not available with Pumpkin Festival, available for train ride only, see Tour Option 1
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: 10/3, 10/4, 10/10, 10/11
Tour Dates Oktoberfest: 10/17, 10/18, 10/24, 10/25, 10/31, 11/1
Duration: 1.25 hours for train ride

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 7 | Santa’s North Pole & Lighted Forest 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 Santa’s Lighted Forest train is lit up for the evening, you will have great views of the lights in Georgetown, as well as a beautiful synchronized holiday music and light show in the forest. These tours are weather dependent. All departures are from Georgetown.

Cost Coach Santa’s North Pole Train: $27.95 Adult, $18.95 Child 3-15, Free Children 2 & under riding on a lap
Cost 1st Class Parlor Santa’s North Pole Train: $37.95 Adult, $26.95 Child 3-15, Free Children 2 & under riding on a lap
Cost Coach Santa’s Lighted Forest: $28.95 Adult, $18.95 Child 3-15, Free Children 2 & under riding on a lap
Cost 1st Class Parlor Santa’s Lighted Forest: $38.95 Adult, $26.95 Child 3-15, Free Children 2 & under riding on a lap
Tour Time: Multiple departures, 5:00 PM for Santa’s Lighted Forest
Tour Dates Santa’s North Pole: 11/21, 11/22, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 12/5, 12/6, 12/12 – 12/24, 12/26 – 12/31, 1/2 – 1/4
Tour Dates Santa’s Lighted Forest: 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 12/5, 12/6, 12/12 – 12/24 12/26 – 12/31
Duration: 1.25 hours

Included with 1st Class Parlor: Enclosed cabin, assigned seating, Georgetown Loop pin, complimentary beverage and snack, beer and wine available for purchase.
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.

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 Fremont 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.

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Tour Option 1 | Leadville Train Tour


Cost: $37 Adult, $20 Child 4-12, Free Children 3 & under
Cost Engine: $40 extra for riding one way, maximum of 4 people, children allowed if accompanied by an adult
Cost Caboose: $30 extra for riding one way, maximum of 10 people, children allowed if accompanied by an adult
Tour Times: 1:00 PM May 23 – June 12, 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM June 13 – August 16, 1:00 PM Weekdays, 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM Weekends August 17 – October 4
Tour Dates: May 23 – October 4
Duration. 2.5 hours

 

Tour Option 2 | BBQ Special Leadville Train Tour


Board the train for an evening of fun and a BBQ dinner.

Cost: $57 Adult, $30 Child 4-12
Tour Time: 6:00 PM
Tour Date: July 12
Duration: 2 hours

 

Tour Option 3 | Wildflower Leadville Train Tour


Extend your tour with a 20 minute hike through pine forests, aspen groves and open meadows. View a variety of wildflowers at the water tower, including Indian Paintbrush, Columbine, Lupine and wild strawberries. Extend your tour with a visit to the Healy House gardens where you will enjoy a boxed lunch and a tour of the Healy House Museum and the James Dexter Cabin.

Cost: $52 Adult, $26 Child 4-12
Cost Healy House Lunch & Tour: $20 Adult, $15 per child 4-12
Tour Time: 10:00 AM
Tour Date: July 18, July 25, August 1
Duration: 3 hours not including the Healy House lunch and tour

 

Tour Option 4 | Stork Curve Leadville Train Tour


Travel to the end of the line across the headwaters of the Arkansas River to watch sunset and enjoy a light supper.

Cost: $57 Adult, $30 Child 4-12
Tour Time: 4:30 PM
Tour Date: August 21, September 4
Duration: 3.5 hours

 

Tour Option 5 | Photo Special Leadville Train Tour


Travel an extra mile and a half to see the full beauty of the fall colors in the Arkansas River valley, and capture it all with your camera.

Cost: $37 Adult, $20 Child 4-12, Free child 3 & under
Tour Time: 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Tour Date: 9/12, 9/13, 9/19, 9/20, 9/26, 9/27
Duration: 3 hours

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