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Phoenix Gold Mine

Trail Creek Rd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-0422
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The Chipmunks Eat Out of Your Hand!

The tour guide really enjoys his job and was very informative but the best part was the Chipmunks... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Debra K
Gold Mine in Colorado

CASH only is accepted and it is $10/person for the tour. $5 per person extra if you want to pan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Trail Creek Rd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-0422

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour guide really enjoys his job and was very informative but the best part was the Chipmunks that sit right in your hand and eat the sunflowers they give you!

Thank Debra K
Reviewed 1 week ago

CASH only is accepted and it is $10/person for the tour. $5 per person extra if you want to pan for gold. I gave this mine an average rating only because I really wished we could have gone deeper into the mine. They give you...More

Thank DivingTriP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the Phoenix Gold Mine IS small, it does provide a number of photo opportunities. For $10, a photographer can't go wrong. David DePastene was my tour guide, today. Most humorous, knowledgeable and a wealth of neat information, you can easily tell that he LOVES...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toured this gold mine on our way through the region. It was information and directed towards visitors of all ages. Fun to see inside the mine, and learning to pan for gold afterwards was great. The opportunity to pan for gold in the creek was...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had a great time learning about gold mining! Our guide was fun and knowledgeable, it was cool to get to walk into a real gold mine and to see gold veins. We also paid the extra $5 to learn panning, the learning part was...More

Thank Marie F
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The tour is short but interesting. It's a little cool inside the mine so bring a light sweater or jacket. The tour guide is a miner who currently works in the active portion of the mine. He's an interesting personality, but if you can deal...More

Thank ColoTraveler_10
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Tour starts every 15 minutes or so. Great history that they tell you about. They also spent10 minutes teaching us how to pan for gold. Had fun and got some great pictures!

Thank Dotatbeach
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This tour is $10 to see just the mine and $10 just to pan for gold and $15 for both. The tour guide was great but this is more about funny stories and less about history. It literally takes 15 min and you get to...More

Thank 15michelleo
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Keith was our tour guide through the mine. He was funny and very well knowledgeable in the mining process from years ago up until now. It was very interesting. Take a jacket it is chilly in the mine. He taught us how to pan for...More

Thank deanaminchillo
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This was an authentic gold mine. It was cool to visit and the people that ran it were super friendly. We had lots of fun panning for gold in the creek. The chipmunks came right up to us and let us pet them.

Thank Michelle S
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Charlene K
28 November 2016|
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Response from Angie B | Property representative |
Hi Charlene, in the mine itself you are able to see a variety of minerals and ore all in its natural state. Our tour guides point these out to you during your guided tour. You will see gold, copper, iron and much more... More