Gold Rush Mountain and Mine Tour

Go back into time to the Colorado gold rush of 1859 as you travel up Clear Creek Canyon and explore historic mining towns, hear stories of miners and their way of life, visit a real ghost town, and try striking it rich at a working gold mine.
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Other Highlights

Big horn sheep on steep canyon walls, the historic town of Central City, notable architecture, and scenic mountain views


Monday-Friday, Year Round (weather permitting)


8:15 am to 1:30 pm or 12:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Half day, approximately 5 hours

Departing From

Union Station in Downtown Denver at 8:15am & 12:15pm
Meet at the flagpole out front: 17th and Wynkoop St.
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$85 per adventurer
Gratuity not included.
Terms and Conditions


You’re likely to see wildlife on this tour, but sometimes they’re being wild somewhere else.

Know Before You Go

Bring a Jacket

The mine is a constant 45 degrees Fahrenheit, so jackets are recommended year-round.

What to Bring

Refillable Water Bottle
Comfortable walking shoes
Gratuity for your Tour Guides for the day and for the mine tour


What are the walking surfaces in the mine like?

Mine Tunnel openings are wide, the pathways are mostly flat with ore cart rail.

In panning for gold included in this tour?

Mine tour admission and gold panning are included in the tour price.

Tours are limited to 12 guests.
Pro tip: Book early. Our tours sell out fast!

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Our Guests Say it Best

“We went on Gold Rush Mountain and Mine Tour with Will as our tour guide. It was an excellent experience and Will was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw a variety of Colorado beauty and learned new things about the state. We enjoyed all aspects of the tour and appreciate the excellent customer service from Christin.”

-Carol H. (Google Reviews)

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