Begin this tour with a stop into one of Denver’s many fine retail marijuana shops. Relax and enjoy your limo ride into the beautiful Rocky Mountains. All guests receive a box of gourmet munchies and smoking paraphernalia. Your concierge will talk about the history of Georgetown, Silver Plume, the Georgetown Loop Railroad and Colorado’s gold rush, silver rush and the “green rush.”
Georgetown is nestled in the mountains along Clear Creek. This historic town sits at an elevation of 8,530 feet. The town was established in 1859 during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. In the 1900’s the town was referred to as ‘Sliver Queen of Colorado’. Two steam locomotics are preserved, maintained and operated in Georgetown and Silver Plume. The Georgetown Loop was completed in 1884. This spectaular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge railroad was an engineering marvel. The railroad route is 4.5 miles long and ascends an elevation of 640 feet through mountainous terrain along with trestles, cuts, fills, and a grand loop.
Spend time browsing the charming shops of Georgetown, then board the train for a breathtakingly beautiful ride to Silver Plume. You will dine at the unique and off the beaten path Silver Plume Tea Shop, Tea Room and Antique Shop. The building was built of Silver Plume granite in 1889. It was originally a mercantile and then”The Miner’s Saloon.” The ambiance and homemade foods make this a favorite.
Tour available after May 10. $350 per person