Up near Georgetown, there is an old Ghost Town know as Silverdale and we will spend most of the day exploring this area.
To begin with we catch a few signs at the parking area at the trail head…
Our first stop will be at the ruins of the Colorado Central Mill and we will also find a friend enjoying the quite morning up here in the mountains. The mill stopped operating in the 1920’s.
The vast majoring of the trail we will be hiking is also old mining Railroad bed so you know I will be taking photos all along the route to document it and we will also find a few remnants along the way
The trail dead-ends where the railroad would have crossed the creek as at a trestle is long since gone and then over another one yet
We will double back and drive up the road to another trail head where we catch an old mining structure that would have been near where the railroad would have come after crossing the Leavenworth Creek.
Above this location yet would have been Marshall Tunnel which today is no longer accessible…
We will head into Georgetown and have lunch at the old Colorado Central Depot that was also used by the Georgetown Loop Railroad.
Just would be right not to at least catch a photo of the train while in town…