Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center

A Public Private Partnership
Colorado Department of Transportation
Georgetown Trust for Conservation and Preservation Inc

Colorado Dept of Transportation (CDOT) and the Georgetown Trust joined forces to create a mutually beneficial facility: the Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center. The Trust had operated a small Visitor Center at this location since 1996 in order to provide information about, and interpretation of, the Georgetown Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District. Following the close of restrooms at the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels in 2001, CDOT required a new location for those services. The Gateway Visitor Center, constructed in 2003, was jointly financed by the partners, both of whom continue to support the project.

The response has been staggering!  In the past 11 years, the Center has welcomed 3,955,338 visitors on the I 70 Mountain Corridor. We are open 365 days a year and have not missed a single day in those  years. Restroom hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  Information services and gift shop are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. The Visitor Center is staffed by paid staff and volunteers during all information service hours.  

Stop at the Visitor Center for real time traffic information from CDOT monitors, access to COTrip website for travelers, and travel and local information services. 

Picnic area and dogwalk, and gift shop,

And to learn about and celebrate the National Historic Landmark District through interpretive displays and films.

Additionally, the Gateway Visitor Center partners each year with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to organize the Annual Bighorn Sheep Festival in November! The bighorn sheep is Colorado's state mammal, and the Georgetown herd is frequently spotted on the mountain across from the Visitor Center. Stop by and use our binoculars to see if you can spot them! In the meantime, check out this video from CPW:

Contact the Gateway Visitor Center at or call us at 303.569.2405.


Georgetown Heritage  Center

Georgetown Trust for Conservation and Preservation, Inc.

© 2014 | All Rights Reserved.   Georgetown Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Trust: 1491 Argentine Street, Georgetown, Colorado 80444    303.569.0289

Heritage Center: 809 Taos Street, Georgetown, CO 80444  303.569.0289

Visitor Center: 1491 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444    303.569.2405