Idaho Springs Gold Mill and Tunnel Tour

  • 502 Ratings

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: 1 hr 15 min - 1 hr 45 min
Cancellation: 3 days in advance.

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

What's Included

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

Additional Information

    • 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.

Customer Reviews

  • 502 Ratings

  • Spencer

It was so much fun! Geo was a great tour guide and we had a blast panning for gold at the end. So much character and history to this place. Awesome experience.

October 2, 2018

  • Alex

Great tour, our guide Ryan was very knowledgeable about the mine and mining operations in Colorado.

September 4, 2018

  • Gary

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.

August 13, 2018
2350 Riverside Dr, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, USA
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