Buckhorn Northern Railroad at North Lake Park

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North Lake Park train in Loveland by Richard Haro PhotographyBuckhorn Northern Railroad opens July 5, 2020.

29th St. & Taft Avenue - at North Lake Park
Loveland, Colorado 80537


Operation and minor train maintenance is generously provided by the Loveland Lions Club.

A few changes have been made in the process of buying tickets and loading of the train to safely operate under the current health order during COVID-19. Expect to see fewer riders per run, additional fencing, directional arrows and social distancing markings during the 2020 season.

The train will be sanitized and deep cleaned daily with lighter spray downs as needed approximately every hour or two depending on the amount of passengers.

You are encouraged to wear a mask and to bring your own hand sanitizer.

Train Hours

Beginning July 5, 2020

  • Monday - CLOSED
  • Tuesday - 1:00 – 7:00P
  • Wednesday - 2:00 PM – 7 PM
  • Thursday - 1:00 – 7:00P
  • Friday - 1:00 – 7:00P
  • Saturday - 1:00 – 7:00P
  • Sunday - 1:00 – 7:00P

Cost to Ride the Train

$1.00 per rider per ride

Buckhorn Railroad History

Built and installed by Fred Lewis a former Woodward Governor employee and his wife Jean, the Buckhorn Northern Railroad in North Lake Park has been operating from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day since 1977. The City of Loveland purchased the train from the Lewis’ in 1988 and the Loveland Lions Club has operated the train since that time.

The Buckhorn Northern Railroad is an authentic replica of the actual steam train that hauled clay from the Devil’s Backbone to Wild’s Brick Yard west of Loveland. The train includes 1,588 feet of track; a small depot; a tunnel; a water tower ; a gasoline powered engine; two open passenger cars; a cattle car; and a caboose. It supports 32 trips per day, 6 days per week, for 13 weeks each year, resulting in approximately 750 miles per year! The City of Loveland maintains the track, train and buildings.