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Find the Gold Mine: Idaho Springs

Find the Gold Mine: Idaho Springs

Looking for a gold mine? Idaho Springs has you covered! Get a taste of Colorado gold rush history with the unique attractions scattered through town. Be transported to years past and experience first-hand each step of the mining process. You may even get a chance to pan for gold yourself! Gold mine tours in Idaho Springs are a fun adventure for all ages – they quench your thirst for knowledge and for excitement!


You can’t miss the MIGHTY ARGO MILL and TUNNEL when you’re in town. This is more than just a gold mine, Idaho Springs will attest.  The tunnel of the ARGO was built at the turn of the 20th century to drain the local gold mines.  This groundbreaking technology made mining much easier and safer for everyone involved.

The Mighty ARGO MILL & TUNNEL Idaho Springs, Colorado

Now, you can tour the tunnel and the accompanying gold mine mill to see what it was like in the olden days, how everything worked, and learn about the history of the Colorado gold rush. After your tour, try your hand at panning for gold and other gems. Whatever you find, you keep! This Idaho Springs gold mine tour will leave you awestruck!

Phoenix Gold Mine

phoenix gold mine idaho springs

Tunnels, tours, and prospects, oh mine! The Phoenix Gold Mine in Idaho Springs offers tours year-round through the wide-open tunnels and historical mines. Be sure to check out the Resurrection Vein – a gold vein naturally embedded in the rock! This family-owned and operated mine has everything your heart desires. Ghost stories? Check. Gold panning? Check. A rich history and knowledgeable guides? Check and check! Enjoy your unique trip to the gold mine – Idaho Springs included!

Back to the Gold Mines

Find out more about the unique history of Idaho Springs and the remnants of the past that still remain! Take a quick detour to the Visitor Center & Heritage Museum to find out even more about the stories that make up this little mountain town.  A gold mine with an Idaho Springs heartbeat is the place to be!

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