Idaho Springs Gold Mill and Tunnel Tour

720 Ratings


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Travel back to the golden age of mining on this tour of the Argo Gold Mill & Tunnel. Explore the Wild West as it was over a century ago when miners roamed the hills in search of gold.
Duration:  1hr 15mins - 1hr 45mins
Cancellation:  72.0hrs
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  • Head to Idaho Springs, Colorado—a great example of the influence of mining in this part of the country
  • Take a walking tour of the front portal of the famous Argo Tunnel and descend through the 5 story Argo Mill
  • Check out the relics and equipment used over a century ago, learning about the history of each along the way
  • Receive a gold pan lesson - this hands-on activity that lets you try your luck

What's Included

  • Guided tour of the Argo Gold Mill & Tunnel
  • Panning instruction and pan of gold ore

Additional Information

No sandals, flip flops or crocs are allowed on the tour. Closed-toed shoes only, preferably tennis shoes or sturdy flat-soled shoes.


  • Not handicapped accessible
  • No smoking within 20 feet of the property
  • No pets allowed on the grounds

Cancellation policy

Full refunds for cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance.

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Jan 31, 2020
Alli did a wonderful job of explaining how the mine and mill worked. She is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We had a great time stepping back in time and learning about Colorado's mining history. Thank you!
Jan 6, 2020
Very informational and Zach was a great tour guide. Amazing to tour the inside of the mill and the tunnel itself. Would highly recommend.
Oct 26, 2019
Emily, the Guide, was very knowledgeable about the Argo Tunnel & the gold mining history of the region. Also she delivered her explanation in an enthusiastic way the entire tour & she was even funny at time which made the tour super interesting. I had an amazing time & I will recommend this tour, it's worth it.


Meeting location:  2350 Riverside Dr


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