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Georgetown: Just What You’re Looking For

Aug 21, 2019

Georgetown, Colorado. You know the pit stop, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a destination full of recreation and stellar views. It’s chock-full of real Colorado history. It has hearty eats that will leave you full and coming back for more. Best of all, with its location less than an hour from Denver, Georgetown is the perfect place to get away for a weekend or day trip. Grab the fam and get out of town to explore vintage Colorado.

If you’re looking to get outside…

  • Hike a Colorado 14er. Looking for bragging rights? Less than a half-hour drive up Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, Mount Bierstadt is a mid-level 14er that is great for avid hikers and active families looking to summit one of Colorado’s infamous mountain peaks.

  • Take a scenic drive. We can’t promise you’ll spot a bighorn sheep, but Guanella Pass Scenic Byway provides an accessible opportunity to spot wildlife and witness breath-taking views.

  • Cast a line in Georgetown Lake. Mountain lake with a view, check. Relaxing by the water, check. A lake full of trout, browns, rainbows and brookes, check. What more could you ask for?

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  • Explore local art galleries. Surrounded by natural inspiration, Georgetown has six unique art galleries located in historic downtown that offer everything from century-old antiques to stunning artwork. 

  • Hop on a train. Completed in 1884, the Georgetown Loop Railroad was considered an engineering feat for its time. Climb aboard and enjoy an authentic and vintage experience, with the option for a hands-on historic experience during a mining tour.

  • Take a trip back in time. We’ve got ghosts and plenty of history. Whether you are a history buff or are looking for a bit of a spook, Silver Queen Walking Tours has something for everyone.

It’s no wonder that this quaint mountain town is a hidden gem and vintage Colorado at its finest. Figure out where to stay and learn about the exciting ways to play all year round!