The Phoenix Gold Mine Tours, Gold Panning and Nature Hikes!
Included in the Admission Price is a guided tour of the Historical Phoenix Gold Mine. Recognized, on the USGS maps, for its place in history. Seen in National Geographic, Ghost Hunters, Globe Trekkers, as well as in many other medias such as television, newspapers, magazines and even Educational Software!  This claim was originally discovered in 1871!

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After your tour of the Phoenix you are invited to try your hand at panning in our stream. You are welcome to stay as long as you would like, this is included in your admission price for the day (See Rates.) Your guide will instruct you in the art of gold panning  and then lend you a pan so you can give it a try! 

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If you have taken the tour and panning isn't your thing or you have panned all you would like, we offer two hiking trails on our property for our visitors enjoyment. One can be found on each side of  the road near the Phoenix Mine. For more info click on the button below.

Tours last between 45 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes, depending on how many questions you have. It is a walking tour on a slight grade. No ladders or skips are used in the tour. Strollers and Wheel Chairs are permitted, though it will take a little maneuvering around the tracks from time to time. Your guide will be happy to assist you. Be sure and see the Planning for a Trip  page, by clicking on the button below, for more info on how to prepare for a trip to the Phoenix Gold Mine Tours, in Idaho Springs, Colorado. 


There are 2 new and exciting tunnels to soon be toured in addition to the Phoenix, with a projected opening date for the summer of  2009! Alvin Mosch has been quite busy these last few years, working to open these new tours on time. For more information and a sneak peek into one of  the tunnels, click on the Coming Soon Button located below.