Each December the town of Georgetown transforms for two weekends into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent of Christmas of long ago.
Fun activities in Georgetown Colorado. View map of activities.
In many ways, the Alpine Hose building is the major visual and historical symbol for the town of Georgetown. Constructed between 1875 and 1880, this building housed the Alpine Hose Company No. 2.
Come join us for the annual tree lighting and see downtown historic Georgetown lit up for the holiday season! Meet in Downtown Georgetown at the intersection of Rose and 6th Streets (Strousse Park)
Visitors will walk over 1,000 feet (the longest walking tour in the State) into the mountain and see several other tunnels, several of the 17 gold veins discovered, and machinery and tools. Visitors will also experience what it was like to work by candle lite.
The fishing is great, just set up a chair, throw in the fishing rod and enjoy the scenery (keep an eye out for the Georgetown Big Horn Sheep Herd). Georgetown Lake has Trout, Browns, Rainbows and Brookes. Keepers are 8 inches, limit 4 per adult and 2 per child.
Join in the fun as the burros take to the streets of Georgetown during this annual event. The race starts on 6th Street in downtown Georgetown and ends there too. The race starts at 11:00am on Saturday, May 26th.
Georgetown Energy Museum is located in a fully functioning and operational Hydroelectric generating plant in Georgetown, Colorado. The plant is owned and operated by Xcel Energy. It has been in operation since1900.
The Georgetown Heritage Center is a place to celebrate our past, exhibit and practice traditional arts and leisure activities, enjoy live performances, and hold meetings and conferences.
Catch a glimpse of Victorian life in an early mining town of the Rocky Mountains as private homeowners and museums open their doors to the general public and share their stories and homes with you. Spend the day at your own pace.
Tour includes museums, churches and more!
The Georgetown Loop Railroad brings Colorado history to life in a fun adventure that will thrill the entire family.
An old-time steam locomotive chugs its way up the canyon to Silver Plume, hauling the train past the remains of several gold and silver mines.
Drive the incredible vistas along scenic Guanella Pass. Leave from the south end of Georgetown and enjoy 22 miles of stunning views, ending in Grant, CO on US Highway 285. Stop at the Visitors Center in Georgetown to pick up maps and information about the Pass.
Clearly the most ambitious residential structure in Georgetown, this Country Style Gothic Revival house is the result of additions in 1878-79 to a relative modest dwelling built in 1867 for the family of Joseph Watson.
Visit an American hotel of European inspired elegance and catch the spirit of 1875 by getting to know it's founder, Louis Dupuy. Special Tours available by appointment.
Georgetown Lake has Trout, Browns, Rainbows and Brookes. Keepers are 8 inches, limit 4 per adult and 2 per child.
Exciting racing on the frozen Georgetown Lake. Bring your vehicle and race or your binoculars and watch. Either way you are going to have a good time, just don't for get your thermos and warm blankets.
Embark on an exciting adventure atop an ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE. The tour navigates historic mining trails through the scenic Rocky Mountains, past breathtaking vistas of the Continental Divide and Mount Evans. There are many trails to choose from with something for every ability and thrill level.
Visit Historic Downtown Georgetown for a taste of Colorado history. Self-guided walking tours of the town are available.
Located just a few miles up Guanella pass from Georgetown, Silver Dale offers a 4.2 mile trail network which is well-marked and open year-round for hiking and snowshoeing.
Historic Walking Tours
Take a scenic tour through downtown Georgetown and find yourself winding up Guanella Pass to encounter numerous trailheads. Strap on your snowshoes and explore the beauty of the Rockies in winter. Try out Silverdale Trail. Located less than a mile up the pass, it is scenic and easy to navigate.
Enjoy exhilarating rafting on Clear Creek and the Arkansas River. Visit the web site for rafting adventures and rates.