Georgetown and Silver Plume

Georgetown features historic buildings from its heyday as a silver boomtown. | Photo by Vern Southern / flickr

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The historic neighboring communities of Georgetown and Silver Plume have evolved from their roots as a gold and silver mining towns into watering holes for skiers returning home from nearby ski slopes and a summer destination for tourists who enjoy walking tours by the many Victorian buildings and a scenic ride on the narrow-gauge loop railroad.

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Georgetown and Silver Plume history

Georgetown Loop Railroad
Georgetown National Historic District

Georgetown and Silver Plume facts
Population: 1,034 in Georgetown and 170 in Silver Plume (2010 Census).
Land area: 1 square mile for Georgetown and 0.25 square mile for Silver Plume.
County: Clear Creek County (Georgetown is county seat).
Altitude: 8,530 feet above sea level for Georgetown and 9,114 for Silver Plume.
Climate: Cool summers, very cold winters and low humidity, with abundant sunshine year-round. Annual precipitation of 16 inches, including average snowfall of 93 inches. Snow depth of 2 inches from December to March. January averages: high 36, low 16. July averages: high 72, low 42. More weather >>