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!
Prospectors
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: During seasonal Wintertime (Oct. 1 to April 30) we run tours on the hour. The rest of the year we run tours and panning every 30 minutes. We accommodate reservation guests 1st then on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. Our goal is to get everyone on a tour with relatively 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. Groups of 10+ reservations are required.
 
Q: What do I do if I am bringing a large group?
A: Reservations can be made online by clicking the book now button. Contact us with your questions or if you need help making a reservation.
Equipment & Tools
Gold Panning
Accessibility?  
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. 

 

Phoenix Gold Mine

830 Trail Creek Road

Idaho Springs, CO 80452

I-70 Exit 238

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