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Georgetown Loop Railroad, USA

From series “The most dangerous railroads in the world”
Year: 19th century.

The Georgetown railroad, built in the second half of the 19th century, is located in the state of Colorado, in the territory of Clear Creek County. Its construction was preceded by the development of silver mines. The narrow-gauge railway has been remaining the only way for the miners to get over the Rocky Mountains for many years. When the development of the mines was complete, the rail line was neglected and gradually destroyed.

Later, the railroad was decided to reconstruct and use for tourism, since it is a good alternative to the most extreme world’s attractions. In 1973 the destroyed parts of the road were restored, and a year later a sightseeing train began to carry passengers. Movement on the narrow-gauge road through the mountainous area is quite an unusual pastime in itself. The most frightening and dangerous section of the track is a bridge named Devil’s Gate.

The height of the bridge is 30 meters, the train moves with a minimum speed and is likely to be highly stressed. The only consolation is the fact, that loaded trains have passed safely that way a hundred times. The railroad route is 7,2 kilometres, it passes through incredibly beautiful mountain areas and rises to a height of 195 meters above sea level. Next - Argo Gede Train Railroad

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Hotel Chateau Chamonix

Located in 3 km from Georgetown Loop Railroad
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Rooms: 10
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Ski Run Lodge by Key to the Rockies

Located in 21 km from Georgetown Loop Railroad
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Rooms: 2
Featuring a gas fireplace, each apartment offers a seating area, a fully equipped kitchen and an en suite bathroom at Ski Run Lodge by Key to the … More: photo, rates and booking
TimberHouse Ski Lodge

Located in 22 km from Georgetown Loop Railroad
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Rooms: 30
The rooms feature cabin decor and large windows overlooking the ski hills. The TimberHouse Ski Lodge offers a wake up service from the front desk. … More: photo, rates and booking
The Forest Neighborhood by Keystone Resort

Located in 23 km from Georgetown Loop Railroad
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Rooms: 28
Each air-conditioned room includes a seating area with a sofa, a cable TV and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer at The Forest Neighborhood … More: photo, rates and booking

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