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Phoenix Gold Mine

Trail Creek Rd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-0422
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** Great Tour, Lots of Fun! **

My wife and I visited the mine on 2/6. Bob was our tour guide and he was excellent! He explained... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
82-Ag
,
Houston, Texas
Looking for Gold

We've been to he Phoenix Gold mine twice, and were lucky enough to have the same tour guide both... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Jeanne J
,
WESTMINSTER
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  • Excellent32%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
LOCATION
Trail Creek Rd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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+1 303-567-0422
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

My wife and I visited the mine on 2/6. Bob was our tour guide and he was excellent! He explained all about the mine and mining process. We enjoyed it immensely!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

We've been to he Phoenix Gold mine twice, and were lucky enough to have the same tour guide both times. It was very cool, and Dave, our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. This is definitely on my list of places to go and to...More

Thank Jeanne J
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Wasn't sure what to expect when we first drove up to the mine, but we were pleasantly surprised and delighted with our tour and guide. Incredibly informative and rich (no pun intended) with Colorado mining history. Our tour lasted almost 90 minutes - but we...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Only to discover that it closes early in the fall but doesn’t say so on its homepage Call before making the drive!

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

It was a last minute outing and we really enjoyed our adventurer. The tour isn't very long to bad you can't go further into the mine. But understandable for safety reasons. But the tour is still really interesting and cool. Brings you back in time....More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

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

2  Thank DivingTriP
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 7 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

1  Thank Marie F
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Charlene K
29 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
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