We will Show You the
Panning for Gold Underground & Creekside Panning!
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!
Covered Picnic Pavilion:
Pan for gold and then take a break. Snacks available at our Bus Gift Shop or bring your own picnic. Tables are located next to the gold panning area.
We love Dogs!
Have your Birthday Party at a Gold Mine!
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!

Show You the GOLD!

We Are Open Year Round

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Walk-ins are Welcome!

Face Coverings &

Social Distancing Required


a real 

 Gold  mine

Family Owned & Operated

Est. 1875 

Tours Since 1988

You pan for Gold.
You find Gold.
You get to keep the Gold!
Our Hours:
(weather permitting)
Tours Start
on the Hour
Mon. - Sun.
10AM - 5PM
 Gold Mine Tours include 
Panning Lesson
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!
Our Talented Tour Guides & Panning Experts!
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!
Home School?
Get out of the house for a
Field Trip! Education that is hands-on. Go ahead, ask the hard questions. Our tour guides are  are ready for you and your kids!
Love Panning for GOLD?
Buy your paydirt (guaranteed gold) when you make your online reservation. Then buy your panning kit to take home. Panning supplies for sale in our Bus Gift Shop!

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.


Discovery Channel's Reclaimed show

"Poor Man's Mine"

January 30, 2020

Featured in National Geographic Publications In the movie “Silver City” directed by John Sayles

2020 Public Voted Us #1!


Phoenix Gold Mine

830 Trail Creek Road

Idaho Springs, CO 80452

I-70 Exit 238 & 239

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