Special Event Trains

You name it, we're doing it!


Train & Gold Mining Days (September 6, 7, 13, 14)

Gold is what brought people to Colorado in 1859 and this year some of that gold can be yours at the Georgetown Loop. Trains will depart approximately every 17 minutes for the 2 weekends of the Gold Mining Days activities. Guests may stay as long as they want up until the last train of the day for their respective parking area. Guests can experience operating a “long tom”, “sluice” and pan for real gold. There will be demonstrations on how the old timers packed their burros, how a blacksmith made everyday metal items, and how to pan for gold. Every guest will receive a bag of sand containing about 1.5 grains of gold that they can pan out in panning ponds. Abbreviated tours of the Lebanon mine will be available.

Special Dinner Trains

These special trains are offered on Friday and Saturday evenings from mid-June through mid-October. Served high above Clear Creek in our first-class parlor cars, some of our dinners feature Steak and Lobster, Rib-eye steak, and Rocky Mountain Trout. Vegetarian and child meals are available. Come join us for a truly magical evening.

Ales on Rails Trains

These evening trains are offered throughout the summer and fall months, and are a fun and casual way to enjoy the Rocky Mountains. Dine on light culinary fare paired with Colorado micro brew beers.

These trains are open to guests of 18 years of age and older.  Alcohol is served to guests 21 and over only.  

Pumpkin Festival Trains (October 4, 5, 11, & 12)

This ever popular event is back with a new location for your enjoyment on the first two weekends of October. These excursions are a great favorite of children, their parents, and grandparents.
The festival is set up at the Silver Plume car museum, where we have a ‘BOUNCIE’ castle, Pumpkins for kids to decorate and take home, games, face painting, and some wonderful characters to entertain the little ones.

Oktoberfest Trains (October 18, 19, 25, & 26, November 1 & 2)

The Oktoberfest Trains are offered on the last two weekends of October and the first weekend of November. These excursions operate in our enclosed heated coaches. We have a free Colorado micro brew beer tasting for all adult riders, (root beer for the younger ones) and a free bratwurst or hot dog for all riders. Come enjoy the crisp fall days as you ride on the Georgetown Loop.

Big Horn Sheep Festival (November 8)

Join us as the Colorado Division of Wildlife boards the train to talk about our famous Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep. The Big Horns are headed down valley for warmer environments for the winter. A special viewing area is setup just North of the town of Georgetown next to the lake.

Santa’s North Pole Adventure (Starts November 22 ending January 4)

Santa returns in mid-November to pass out more presents and treats. Join Santa and his helpers aboard decorated, enclosed, heated coaches on weekends starting Nov 22nd, the weekend before Thanksgiving, through Dec 14th, and then daily through Dec 24th. After the holiday, from Dec 26 though the 4th of Jan, except Jan 1st, Santa comes back on vacation, and will be passing out goodies to the little ones.

Holiday Lights Trains (Starts November 28 ending December 31)

Offered evenings in late November and through December, this ride allows you to relax from your shopping endeavors and join us for a beautiful synchronized holiday music & light show in the forest above Georgetown. Join Santa and his helpers while winding through the beautiful snow covered Colorado Rocky Mountains in our enclosed heated coaches.  It is a unique wintertime experience!






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