Georgetown, Colorado
Visitor Information

Georgetown, Colorado offers a number of attractions from the Georgetown Loop Railroad, Hamill House, Hotel de Paris Museum, and Guanella Pass which is a Scenic and Historic Byway. Georgetown, Colorado is a quaint, quiet town, just of busy Interstate 70 located just an hour west of Denver. Take exit 228 off the highway and take a right into town. Many recreational opportunities exist from mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing in our local lakes, to taking your ATV's up Argentine Pass to the top of Mt. McClellan Check out our Main Street for some interesting shops and heck! we're even on the National Historic Landmark.

Georgetown has an interesting mining history and the train once served as the main form of transportation from Denver for both freight and passengers. The company that ran the Georgetown Loop Railroad when it was a steam train only operation now runs Colorado's most scenic railroad, the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Many of our railroad enthusiasts enjoy riding many of Colorado's trains. Much as they ran the Loop as a first class operation, we invite you to check out the information below.

Santa Express Train Begins November 18th
20,000 people expected to travel to the North Pole!

The Santa Express is a winter wonderland, decorated in holiday style, where children are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and relax with family and friends while they sip homemade cocoa and listen to classic holiday stories read by Santa's elves. Large plate-glass windows allow passengers to enjoy the Rocky Mountain beauty of the Royal Gorge on the way to the North Pole, which is fittingly decorated like a true Christmas town, bedecked with holiday lights and decor for its most famous resident – Santa Claus. Once the train reaches the North Pole, Santa boards the train with a special holiday bell for the children. Santa Express sells out each year, so reserve your seats early. Dinner is available in Vista Dome and First Class on the train.

Welcome to Georgetown

Georgetown is nestled in between some of the most majestic peaks in the State, which of course means endless trails to pedal & climb, slopes to ski, streams to fish, raft & paddle, ride a train, shop,relive history, enjoy accommodations to relax in, and eat in some of the finest restaurants around. Make Georgetown your base while skiing this winter. We're only minutes away from world class ski areas.

Georgetown has managed to keep its Victorian charm with many homes and buildings rich in this architectural style. We offer a variety of unique shops, boutiques, restaurants, and overnight accommodations owned by individuals who also enjoy this beautiful mountain setting.

Remember, you can't see Georgetown from the highway, take the Georgetown exit 228 from Interstate 70, turn right at the 4-way stop, and drive on down to town only a minute away.

A great hike, x-country ski, bike or jeeping road is the old Argentine Central Railroad bed. This road starts approximately 2.5 miles off of Guanella Pass road, taking you westbound to the top of Mt. McClellan. From the top, look directly at Grays and Torrey's peaks, two more of Colorado's fourteeners.

We look forward to having you as our guest and we hope to see you soon.

Georgetown offers much for the visitor to experience. This is a wonderful, small, victorian town with plenty to do and see. From galleries, ice cream parlors and gift shops, to the interesting history that put Georgetown on the Map. Please come visit! For over 30-years, the Georgetown Loop Railroad, Inc. ran the Georgetown Loop. They now operate the Historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad and we invite you to visit them! Their scenic railroad is considered to be one of the nation's most scenic train lines.

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