Idaho Springs Gold Mine and Mill Tour

  • 320 Ratings

Travel back to the golden age of mining on this tour of the Argo Gold Mine. 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 near perfect example of the influence of mining in this part of the country
  • Start off with an experienced guide giving you the low-down about the history of mining in this neck of the woods
  • Get a live demonstration of rock drilling, before heading up to The Double Eagle Gold Mine for a tour of this once prosperous source of precious metal
  • Check out the relics and equipment used over a century ago
  • Learn how to pan for gold with this hands-on activity that lets you try your luck

What's Included

  • Guided tour of the Argo Gold Mine
  • Panning instruction
  • Bag 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.

  • 72 hour cancellation policy required, and no refunds within 72 hours (rain checks only).

Customer Reviews

  • 320 Ratings

  • Brian

Great guide! Very knowledgeable provided great history

November 27, 2017

  • Byron

Staff was on time and friendly. Our guide Ryan did a great job and was very informative. I would recommend this to anyone

November 27, 2017

  • Amy

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!

October 11, 2017
2350 Riverside Dr, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, USA
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