- 451 Ratings
Idaho Springs Gold Mill and Tunnel Tour
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.
What You Will Do
- 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
- Guided tour of the Argo Gold Mill & Tunnel
- Panning instruction and pan of gold ore
- Not handicapped accessible
- No smoking within 20 feet of the property
- No pets allowed on the grounds
No sandals, flip flops or crocs are allowed on the tour. Closed toed shoes only, preferably tennis shoes or sturdy flat-soled shoes.
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance.
- 451 Ratings
I had a fantastic day visiting the mill. I learned a lot about the milling process after the mining. the structures are amazing and a little overwhelmingly huge. it is hard to understand the scale until actually seeing the place in person. And MIke was a fantastic guide.
We had a blast on the tour, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and seeing the inside of the argo tunnel was awesome!
A very informative tour with an excellent tour guide.
- Gordon D
We really enjoyed the tour! Well done and the tour guide was excellent! She really knew the history of the mine! Recommend to anyone (plus we learned to pan for gold and brought home some flakes)
This was my second time there. I learned as much about Colorado History this time as I did the first time. Keep up the good work.
Our guide was the best and so funny! We were just a little disappointed we didn’t get to go very far into the mine like other tours.
Nothing of what I was expecting, but everything that I’m glad I got to enjoy and learn! Amazing guide and history!
We had a great time! It was very interesting and informative. Our guide, Ryan, seemed very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. The gold panning at the end was tons of fun!
great tour, thank you!
We really enjoyed this experience. Learned a little too.
Great guide! Very knowledgeable provided great history
Staff was on time and friendly. Our guide Ryan did a great job and was very informative. I would recommend this to anyone
Our tour guide was great and we learned some fun history! The gold panning at the end was my 6-year-old son's favorite part. Thanks guys!
I had expected a bit more of an excursion into the tunnel.
Tour guide was dry. Lots of talking. Need more hands on experience. Our littles were bored.
The tour was very interesting. Our guide was informative, and also funny. I would come again for this tour.
Have passed this place for years, took my grandson to pan for gold. The tour guide did a nice job, learned a few things about the place I did not know.
We really enjoyed the our knowledgeable tour guide Ryan. We loved hearing about the mining industry as some of our grandfathers had been in the mining industry. I especially liked hearing about the "fast track" and "pay dirt" . This was definitely interesting and informative a very good tour!
Staff was great tour guide was very well versed in the mines history. ( easy on the eyes as well). Learned a lot!
The tour was very informative & hands on! We all learned a lot & had a great time!
Very interesting and fun tour. Loved seeing the real deal and hearinf stories about rhe mill, the tunnel and the abandoned gold mine.
The tour was fun and educational. Our tour guide spent a lot of time addressing our questions. We loved panning for gokd.