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The Georgetown Loop Railroad Tour


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No one combines an authentic Wild West train ride, an actual working silver mine tour and a scenic drive to the top of the world quite like Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours! Add a delicious picnic lunch in an amazingly serene mountain park setting plus FREE large hand-made root beers from an authentic 1901 soda fountain and you've got more fun in a single day than most folks find in a whole week!

…Oh, and did we mention FREE digital photos and videos of the whole family sent to you over the internet?

Our most popular mountain railroad adventure is the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad tour. From early May of 2017 to the first week in January of 2018, we feature daily excursions to the “Silver Queen of the Rockies,”… Georgetown, CO. This railroad traces its heritage all the way back to the booming silver rush days of the 1880ís, when tons of rich minerals were freighted down the tracks through Clear Creek Canyon to the smelters of Denver.

Just getting to Georgetown's Devil's Gate train station (named after a very intriguing rock formation that your driver will point out) is a unique adventure as the limo van journey features a brief intermission high atop Loveland Pass at 11,990 feet above sea level. The splendor of the Continental Divide is on full display as we present a photographic opportunity for all of you shutterbugs that bankrupts the English language with its raw beauty.

Upon arrival at the Devil's Gate train station, our drivers present each Alpenglow Adventures passenger with a complimentary water bottle and sunscreen lotion prior to boarding. Next, smile for the camera as your driver/photographer clicks a close-upshot of you and your compadres in front of the steaming locomotive. Then board the historic narrow-gauge train and choose between the sun-splashed open rail cars for taking the best photos or the roofed cars for maximum comfort!

With three blasts from the steam whistle, your journey begins. Ride in comfort and style as the powerful turn-of-the-century locomotive chugs through lush forests of blue spruce and lodgepole pine. And keep your camera ready as the railroad crosses the thunderous waters of Clear Creek eight times!

Then, explore an actual 1880ís silver mine, escorted by a seasoned and knowledgeable tour guide. This expedition will amaze you with the visual history of deep-rock mining and the early frontier lifestyle. If youíre eagle-eyed, you might even find a silver nugget or two, still nestled in the landscape.

After the hour-long silver mine tour, re-board the train and experience the awesome views from the High Bridge as the train completes a 360ļ loop above Georgetown. This is the only operating railroad in all of North America that makes a complete loop upon itself in the open air to gain altitude! In so doing, you are suspended 95 feet above the valley floor with the echoes of the train whistle bouncing off the mountain walls. Hold on to your hats!

When the “iron horse” returns you to the picturesque Devil's Gate train station, its time for the next big adventure--- Lunch! But not just any noon-time meal! No, we take you to Georgetown Park for a delicious lunchtime interlude in the Victorian Gazebo in the center of this mountain town oasis.

Featuring a world-class playground for the young and the young at heart for your pre-lunch entertainment, we then spread an all-you-can-eat picnic lunch in the warm Rocky Mountain sunshine. In today's complex world of multi-tasking and bun-on-the-run fast food lunches… ask yourself, “When was the last time I truly relaxed at a fabulous outdoor picnic setting with friends and family?“ Alpenglow Adventures reconnects to that memorable time in your life when the noon-time pace was a little less hectic and the fine art of picnicking was a one of life's secret treasures!

After filling your bellies with great food, your driver then performs an impromptu magic show, featuring some of the younger guests on the tour as the magician's apprentices… complete with prizes for all the youngsters! Before leaving the park, we commemorate the fun with a relaxing photo opportunity at the Lunch Log, for one of the most endearing family settings in America. So donít forget to bring your video camera and be ready to capture some once-in-a-lifetime footage.

Next, we take our guests to Downtown Historic Georgetown, where we feature a leisurely stroll through the fascinating old-time curio shops in the frontier downtown promenade. How does 60% discounts on exquisite hand-crafted jewelry and free large hand-crafted sodas from an authentic 1901 soda fountain sound?

This 8hr Georgetown Loop Deluxe Tour is the truly the epitome of Colorado summer fun!

Perhaps, youíre up for the train ride but don’t have a full eight hours to spend. Then call us at 970.468.7777 and ask about our 5hr G-Loop Train/Shopping Tour. You still get the breath-taking Loveland Pass photo op, the round-trip railroad adventure, the self-guided Georgetown stroll, with lots of great discounts and coupon offers, plus of course, the free ice cream cones Ė all in a compact 5-hour setting. This option is available in morning, noon-time and afternoon timeframes and just like the full-day tour, we begin and end the journey right at your front door in Summit or Eagle County.

Or, if you'd prefer to take the Lebanon Silver Mine Tour instead of the self-guided stroll through Georgetown, we can give you that option for just a few dollars more with the 5hr G-Loop Train/Silver Mine Tour. Combine these two five-hour options for your family and Mom can get extra time to check out all of the fascinating shops in historic Georgetown while Dad and the kids don their hardhats and explore the deep underground world of the mythical Tommyknockers!

New for 2017 by popular demand, Alpenglow Adventures is introducing the 3hr G-Loop Train Only Tour! If your time and budget is somewhat limited, we can still make the best outdoor adventure in the Rockies part of your agenda! In a compact three-hour timeframe, your family can get direct door-to-door van service, take a round-trip ride on the train and, sure enough, still manage to stop in downtown Georgetown long enough to slurp those delicious ice cream cones! With this tour, there are multiple departure times available throughout the day to fit your personal schedule. Give us three hours and we'll pay you back with never-ending smiles!

Call Alpenglow Adventures at (970) 468-7777 and sign-up for the best slice of Wild West intrigue available. You simply canít pack more family fun into one daytime extravaganza than the Georgetown Loop Railroad tours!




2017 Individual Prices for Alpenglow Adventures Tours' 3hr G-Loop Train Only Excursion

This tour takes approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours from all Summit County pick-up locations and return:

Adults $107.00
Children (14 yrs. and younger) $87.00
Infants (under 2 yrs. with adult) FREE


25% Group Discount Coupons are valid for all groups with two or more paid fares booking directly with Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours at (970) 468-7777.
Don't have a coupon? We'll tell you how easy it is to get one and pass the savings on to you!

Adults with Group Discount $80.00
Children with Group Discount $65.00
Infants (under 2 yrs. with adult) FREE



2017 Individual Prices for Alpenglow Adventures Tours' 5hr G-Loop Train/Shopping Excursion

This tour takes approximately 5 to 5 1/2 hours from all Summit County pick-up locations and return:

Adults $140.00
Children (14 yrs. and younger) $120.00
Infants (under 2 yrs. with adult) FREE


25% Group Discount Coupons are valid for all groups with two or more paid fares booking directly with Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours at (970) 468-7777.
Don't have a coupon? We'll tell you how easy it is to get one and pass the savings on to you!

Adults with Group Discount $105.00
Children with Group Discount $90.00
Infants (under 2 yrs. with adult) FREE



2017 Individual Prices for Alpenglow Adventures Tours' 5hr G-Loop Train/Silver Mine Excursion

This tour takes approximately 5 to 5 1/2 hours from all Summit County pick-up locations and return:

Adults $153.50
Children (14 yrs. and younger) $127.00
Infants (under 2 yrs. with adult) FREE


25% Group Discount Coupons are valid for all groups with two or more paid fares booking directly with Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours at (970) 468-7777.
Don't have a coupon? We'll tell you how easy it is to get one and pass the savings on to you!

Adults with Group Discount $115.00
Children with Group Discount $95.00
Infants (under 2 yrs. with adult) FREE



2017 Individual Prices for Alpenglow Adventures Tours' Georgetown Loop Train Deluxe Excursion (which includes all of the features and activities of the 5hr G-Loop Tours, PLUS a delicious all-you-can-eat picnic lunch, magic show and a bonus scenic ride to the Top of the World!)

This tour takes approximately 8 to 8 1/2 hours from all Summit County pick-up locations and return:

Adults $186.67
Children (14 yrs. and younger) $166.67
Infants (under 2 yrs. with adult) FREE


25% Group Discount Coupons are valid for all groups with two or more paid fares booking directly with Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours at (970) 468-7777.
Don't have a coupon? We'll tell you how easy it is to get one and pass the savings on to you!

Adults with Group Discount $140.00
Children with Group Discount $125.00
Infants (under 2 yrs. with adult) FREE



All prices quoted refer to all public and private customer pick-up locations in Summit County (Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Frisco, Dillon, Keystone and Silverthorne). For door-to-door service in Eagle County (Vail, Avon, Beaver Creek and Edwards) add $50 per person. Groups of six or more will have an automatic 15% driver gratuity added to each total tour charge.









 


When is a scenic Colorado train ride more than just another mountain adventure? It's when we take your family through steep canyons, by raging rivers, over Rocky Mountains and inside silver mines. Take our locomotive journeys through the ancient railroad tracks of Colorado's gold and silver mining era and step into the frontier history of the Wild West!
 

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