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Visitor Center2020-08-06T21:57:53+00:00

Job Opening

The Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center is looking for highly motivated and outgoing individuals to join the sales and information team at the Gateway Visitor Center. We are a non-profit Visitor Center, with a gift shop, that serves over 440,000 people per year. If you are outgoing, friendly, detail oriented, and have a service driven attitude, you’ll have a great time as a team member. Please have retail sales and merchandising experience, a working knowledge of Clear Creek County, computer skills, and a willingness to learn. Candidate must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds. Pay: $12.50 per hour.


A Message From the Executive Director

The Gateway Visitor Center annually welcomes nearly 450,000 travelers along the I-70 corridor to the Georgetown Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District, serving as the Gateway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We are open with the precautions of required masks, social distancing, and hand washing in order to keep you and our staff safe so that we can all enjoy the mountains.

Paul Boat
Executive Director
Georgetown Trust for Conservation
and Preservation, Inc.
303.569.2405

A Private/Public Partnership

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. ​Also, learn about and celebrate the National Historic Landmark District through interpretive displays and films.

There is a picnic area, dog walk, and gift shop on site for visitors to take advantage of.

Phone
303.569.2405

Email
VisitorCenter (at) georgetowntust.org

Mailing Address
PO Box 1037
Georgetown, CO 80444-1037

Get in Touch

Have a question or comment? Our team would love to hear from you. Simply fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Travel FAQ

Getting Here2019-10-13T21:04:16+00:00

Take exit 228 off of I-70 and head East toward town. The Gateway Visitor Center will be your first right, before the traffic circle.

Effective SPF Protection2019-10-23T19:51:15+00:00

The amount of UV rays that reach the Earth’s surface increase with altitude. Georgetown is 8,530 ft. in elevation, so be sure to pack strong sunscreen while visiting.

Road Conditions2019-10-22T19:34:18+00:00
Attire and Clothing2019-10-23T19:56:18+00:00

Georgetown tends to be significantly cooler than Denver all year long. Weather can also make quick, dramatic changes. Keep this in mind when packing, especially if you intend to venture out into nature.

High Altitude Environment2019-10-23T19:59:31+00:00

Altitude can have pronounced negative effects on some individuals. These effects can be mitigated by ascending slowly, limiting alcohol intake, and staying hydrated.

Ground Transportation2019-10-23T20:00:42+00:00

ENGAGE WITH US

From empowering community, to protecting historical sites, to providing affordable housing; the Georgetown Trust has solidified itself as a critical part of the Georgetown community. Please consider helping us to continue our work.

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