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Tours & Gold Panning -  Hours & Prices

Take a gold mine tour and learn about the history of the mine and the area. Discover the beauty of our two gold veins. Our guides will tell you about the old time prospectors and show the mining equipment they used. Learn how the gold ore is processed. Our guides are entertaining and knowledgeable. The tour is fun for all ages and abilities! We are family friendly and dog friendly!

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Underground Gold Mine Tour & Gold Panning
7 DAYS A WEEK / Walk-In's Welcome
Last Tour is at 4PM & requires a reservation
Please Arrive 15 minutes before tour.  

   $25  Adults (17- 64)       

   $20  Children (4-16)       

FREE   Babies (0-3)          

   $20  Seniors (65+) & Veterans (show ID)

 - 15%  Clear Creek County Residents (show ID) 

Open All Year! 
Underground Temperature is consistently

47 degrees Fahrenheit.

Phoenix Gold Mine is the best of the best gold mine attractions in Idaho Springs, Colorado! Check out what our guests have to say about us!

Family Owned  & Operated!

Our Staff is friendly and welcoming to ALL our guests! We love people! Plan your visit now, we can't wait to meet you!  


Gold Mine - Gold Panning - Included with Tour!

We teach you how to find the gold and lend you a gold pan to use.  You get to keep what you find. Some find gold, some find garnets.


Love Panning? Purchase Gold Panning Equipment in our Gift Shop!


We occasionally close due to
inclement weather or enhancements to the mine !

We value education!
Ask about our school field trip and summer camp discount.
We are experience with groups of children and young adults, preschool through college. Bring your group and learn about history, geology, historic mining equipment, and how gold is processed from it's natural setting to pure gold!

Bring your dog on the tour! Don't leave them behind, let them join in the fun too!

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The Lucky Bucket

The Lucky Bucket has been part of the mine tour for many years. Take a tour and rub the bucket for luck then put money into it to make a wish. We have heard from many about the luck they have received from this bucket. Some people say that their wish came true because they passed the test, were no longer ill, were able to have a child, fell in love with the person of their dream and the happy comments are endless. In return for the luck that the bucket has brought so many, we have passed on the luck to Easterseals by donating the money given to the Lucky Bucket.

Each year a donation is made to Easterseals  in memory of our brother Victor. Victor had down-syndrome. He attended the Easterseals Rocky Mountain Village Camp near Idaho Springs several times when he was young. Victor really enjoyed attending this camp which is specially designed for special needs individuals. Victor passed away on August 2, 2017 at the age of 41. He taught love to those who were fortunate enough to meet him. The love he shared continues to live on through the generous donations made to the lucky bucket. Victor's father, Alvin, was also instrumental in helping Easter Seal's camp by constructing a nature trail for the camp. He also made may monetary contributions to Easterseals throughout the years with the support of donations made through the Lucky Bucket.


                          Dave & Beckie, Owner's



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