National and State Register

Silver Plume Depot

Clear Creek County

The 1884 Silver Plume Depot served as the western terminus of the Colorado Central Railroad route from Denver to the Clear Creek mining region. 

The Silver Plume Depot in 1987.

The Silver Plume Depot in 1987.

Photo from the Site Information for 5CC.4 at the Office of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.

Located at the upper end of the famous Georgetown Loop, the depot first served miners and their families, and then the increasing number of tourists attracted by the engineering and scenic qualities of the loop passage.  The successor Colorado & Southern Railway abandoned the loop and the depot in 1939, but both once again operate as part of History Colorado’s Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park® interpretive complex.  The property is associated with the Railroads in Colorado, 1858-1948 Multiple Property Submission.