Family Owned & Operated
Est. 1875 
Tours Since 1988

You pan for Gold.
You find Gold.
You get to keep the Gold!

Open 7 Days a Week - Year Round 

Seasonal Hours (Oct. 1st - Nov. 15th):

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
10AM - 5 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 
Noon - 5PM

* We close only when the snow is piled high! 


Gold Mine Tours Includes Panning Lesson!
We teach you how to find the gold and lend you a pan to use.
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Fun for the Whole Family!
Underground tour & gold panning for all ages & abilitiesLet us know if you will need special accommodations. Our goal is for everyone to enjoy their experience!


a real 

 Gold  mine

Feed the Chipmunks!
Underground Gold Mine Tour!
Well Lit, Wide & Flat Passages!
Take pictures then be social & share.
Adventure is coming your way! Entertaining Gold Mine Tour where you will explore history, geology, equipment and gold processing!

You learn how to find the gold! We teach you how and lend you a pan. You keep what you find. Gold, garnets, quartz and pyrite found naturally and frequently.  Yes, you find gold, you keep the gold!

Learn How to Pan for Gold! Then start panning & keep what you find!
Our Talented Tour Guides & Panning Experts!
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Our tour guides and panning experts are knowledgeable and entertaining!
Each tour is unique, no written script. Visit once and you will want to come back again!

 Tip them because you know they are AMAZING!
Love Panning for GOLD?
 When you make your online reservation buy your pay dirt which is  your guaranteed Colorado gold. Then buy your panning kit to take home. Panning supplies and souvenirs for sale in our Bus Gift Shop!
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Covered Picnic Pavilion
Pan for gold and then take a break. Snacks and cold drinks available at our Bus Gift Shop or bring your own picnic. Tables are located next to the gold panning area.
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We love Dogs!

Experience Rocky Mountain Wildlife:
Feed the Chipmunks & Squirrels. They will eat right out of your hand! There are 5 different species of humming birds that come to visit us each year. Make sure to look for the mountain goats too.


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Discovery Channel's Reclaimed show

"Poor Man's Mine"

January 30, 2020

Featured in National Geographic Publications 

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