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The Phoenix Gold Mine – Idaho Springs Winter Activities for the Whole Family


Experience something truly unique this holiday season at the Phoenix Gold Mine! Family owned and welcome to everyone, the mine is a perfect stop for your Idaho Springs winter activities.

Come on in and Warm Up

Idaho Springs winter activities aren’t hard to come by, but the Phoenix Gold Mine may be one your family has yet to experience! The mine is open for visits seven days a week, all year round (as long as the Colorado snow isn’t piled too high!). Come in and warm up this winter – that’s right! The temperature in the mine stays right around 45 degrees all year! Even on the coldest of winter days you can explore the magic of the Phoenix. The mine is a perfect activity for visitors of all ages. With well-lit, wide and flat passages, there’s something new for everyone.


Learn About the Magic of Mining

We’re known for having some of the best, most knowledgeable tour guides around. Throughout your 45-minute tour you’ll see natural veins of gold ore, learn about the gold extraction process and even get the chance to pan for gold yourself. Any gold you find is yours to keep! Don’t forget to make a wish when you pass by the mine’s “Lucky Bucket.” Legend has it, if you throw in a few coins, your wish may come true.


Underground Christmas Light Display

While the mine is an amazing sight to see any time of year, it’s especially magical during the winter months. Delight your senses with one of the more unique and unknown Idaho Springs winter activities. Our wonderful staff prepares a Christmas display like you’ve never seen before. Dazzling lights, Christmas trees and holiday decor adorn the walls and passageways of the mine, certain to be an unforgettable experience. Once you’ve learned about the magic of mining, stop in for a hot chocolate or a warm slice of pizza in town to wrap up your trip!


Finish Off Your Fun with a Gift!

Our one-of-a-kind bus gift shop has historic mining finds, rare minerals, handmade treasures, t-shirts and more. Whether it’s for yourself or your loved ones this holiday season, we have a special treasure to commemorate your trip! Stop by to find a unique gift you’ll treasure for years to come.


Book your visit today and add the Phoenix Gold Mine to your list of favorite Idaho Springs winter activities!

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