Underground Gold Mine Tours

Take a tour with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Discover wide, underground tunnels and see gold ore naturally in the rock. Learn about Colorado history. Hear the about the adventures of prospectors and miners. Explore mining equipment and the milling process of how to extract the gold out of the rock. Then learn how to PAN for GOLD!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How long is the tour?  
​​​A: Each tour is about 45 minutes long. It is less than 500 feet walking distance.

Q: How often are tours given?  
A: We accommodate tours on a 1st come, 1st serve basis with low wait times. 

Q: What is the temperature like underground?  
A: The temperature is approximately 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
A light jacket or sweatshirt is recommended.
Q: Is the tour appropriate for all ages?  
A: Absolutely, all ages have enjoyed our tour.

Q: Do I need to make a reservation?
A: Reservations are recommended. We do not require reservations. Our goal is to get everyone on a tour with minimal wait time. 
Q: What do I do if I am bringing a large group?
A: Reservations are required for groups of 10 people or more. Please contact us ahead of time so we can accommodate your large group.
Equipment & Tools
Tunnel openings are wide, the pathways are mostly flat with ore cart rail, and there is one shallow step with a handrail. Some are able to navigate the path with crutches or a walker. Manual wheelchairs have been accommodated with extra assistance. Please call ahead & we will be happy to assist. 
Ore Veins

Phoenix Gold Mine

830 Trail Creek Road

Idaho Springs, CO 80452

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