Open All Year!
Underground Temperature is consistently
47 degrees Fahrenheit.
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Everyday: 10AM - 5PM
Tours Start on the Hour
Last Tour is at 4PM
(4PM Tour Reservation Required)
Walk- In's Welcome!
We occasionally close due to
inclement weather or enhancements to the mine !
Gold Mine Tours Includes
We teach you how to find the gold and lend you a pan to use.
You pan for Gold.
You find Gold.
You get to keep the Gold!
Family Owned & Operated
Tours Since 1988
Underground tour & gold panning for all ages & abilities. Let us know if you will need special accommodations. Our goal is for everyone to enjoy their experience!
Adventure is coming your way!
Phoenix Gold Mine is educational and entertaining! Underground guided gold mine tour! See gold ore in the rock! Discover gold milling equipment and learn how the gold is transformed from the rock to pure gold!
Visit the Phoenix Gold Mine! We are a mile east of Idaho Springs, just a short drive from the Denver Area.
Underground Gold Mine Tour & Hands-On Panning Lesson Included!
Well Lit, Wide & Flat Passages!
Take pictures then be social & share.
A sweatshirt or jacket is recommended on the tour. So if the weather is dampening your plans, maybe it is time to get out of the rain or cold and enjoy our educational & entertaining tour!
Learn how to pan for gold during any season! We have an underground water table that simulates the natural creek environment. We keep it stocked with gold and gems and lend you a pan to use. During warm weather months, pan for gold in our private Rocky Mountain creek which is naturally stocked with gold and gems. You always get to keep what you find!
Gold, garnets, quartz and pyrite found naturally and frequently in the creek setting and in our underground water table. Yes, you keep
gold and gems that you find! Want a souvenir of Colorado gold?
Buy some pay dirt in our gift shop. Pay dirt is guaranteed gold that you pan out! It is also perfect to take home to practice your panning skills!
MEET OUR TALENTED TOUR GUIDES & PANNING EXPERTS!
Dave, Freddy, Gabe Imogen, Jerry, Keeven & Rick
The Phoenix team of tour guides and panning experts are knowledgeable and entertaining!
Each tour is unique, without a written script. Guides focus on geology, history, mining equipment, the milling process of extracting gold out of the rock and how to pan for gold!
Visit once and you will want to come back again to experience a different tour guide!
We encourage you to tip your guide. Each tour is AMAZING!
Bus Gift Shop!
Unique, Affordable & Memorable
Gold Panning Equipment
Phoenix Gold Ore Products
Hand-Made Jewelry & Keychains
T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hats & Socks
Mugs, shot glasses & collector's spoons
Snacks & Drinks
Fun Fact ...
Discovery Channel filmed the show Reclaimed, aired January 2020 with the focus of remodeling this 1950's School Bus which we now use as our gift shop!
5 STAR REVIEWS
Really fun experience! Our mine guide, Allen, was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. His stories were amazing! Sooo much history and what a sight to see! Also, got take home some gold that we panned at the end. I would highly recommend it :)
My family and I decided it was much too beautiful a day to stay inside, so we booked a tour of the Phoenix Mine. From the time we arrived and checked in at the gift shop/ school bus to the end of our tour we had a blast. We learned about the history of the area and the mining operations, got to feed some cute chipmunks and got to enjoy the wonderful views. Our guide was Imogen and she was both fun and informative.
Awesome to experience everything about the mine and know the history on all of the stuff that they used, and it is fun for everyone from kids to adults