Book an underground gold mine tour with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide!
A gold panning lesson is included with your tour! See You Soon!
Family Owned & Operated
Tours Since 1988
Open All Year!
Underground Temperature is consistently 45 Fahrenheit.
Gold Mine Tours Includes Panning Lesson!
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!
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK YEAR ROUND
Everyday: 10AM - 5PM
Last Tour is at 4PM
* We close when the winter weather is severe!
Early Close & Closed:
Nov. 23 last tour at 1pm
Thanksgiving All Day
Dec. 24th last tour at 1pm
Christmas All Day
Visit the Phoenix Gold Mine! We are a mile from Idaho Springs, just a short drive from the Denver Area.
Fun for the Whole Family!
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!
Underground Gold Mine Tour & Hands-On Panning Lesson Included!
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!
Well Lit, Wide & Flat Passages!
Take pictures then be social & share.
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!
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!
MEET OUR TALENTED TOUR GUIDES & PANNING EXPERTS!
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!
Tip your guide because you know they are AMAZING!
Bus Gift Shop!
Unique, Affordable & Memorable
Gold Panning Supplies & Kits
Phoenix Gold Ore Products
Hand-Made Jewelry & Keychains
T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hats & Socks
Mugs, shot glasses & collector's spoons
Snacks & Cold 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!
AS SEEN ON...
Discovery Channel's Reclaimed show
"Poor Man's Mine"
January 30, 2020
Take a tour to see what we are so passionate about!
2 Years in a row
Public Voted Us #1!
5 STAR REVIEWS
Searching for gold adventure! Great family fun at the Phoenix mine, make sure to buy the food to feed the chipmunks-worth it!! Great tour leader and the mine is amazing! Family of 4 😊
The tour was fascinating and very interesting. The staff were all super friendly. The chipmunks and ground squirrels were plentiful and fat and adorable! The creak/stream was clear cool water and fun to pan for gold in. There is a picnic table near the stream. Clean porta potties were available. We did reserve a tour ahead of time. There were families with smaller children in our group and the tour guide did a great job of including them. Easy drive from downtown Denver. Pretty area.