To experience one of Colorado’s most authentic mines, head to Georgetown’s Capital Prize Gold Mine, just 35 minutes from Denver. Offering daily tours into one of the longest mine walking tours in the state, visitors get to stroll 1,000 feet into the mountain and possibly see miners at work.
Having produced millions of dollars in precious metals, the mine continues to operate today, procuring natural resources. A unique experience to partake in, guests can see what tools modern miners use to extract gold and silver ore right from the Earth.
Offering guided tours year-round, taking a tour at Georgetown’s Capital Prize Gold Mine is one of the most interesting, family-friendly activities in town. Adults and kids of all ages enjoy the mix of adventure and education as they explore the depths of the mine and pass by several of the area’s prominent silver veins.
The guides are great at keeping the experience interactive, even allowing children to “dig” a rock that they can break open after the tour. Moreover, visitors are welcome to take a souvenir rock from the inside of the mine home with them. The guides also explain the mining processes and what it takes to find gold, blast, muck, and drill.
Guests will get to see the difference between modern and Wild West mining techniques. While on the tour, guides will explain the history of the mine and even tell a few spook stories along the way. A one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will get a chance to peek back in time to see what conditions miners were in over 100 years ago.
Being that temperatures in the mine hover around 50°F, it’s recommended that you bring a jacket. While the mine does offer a tourist attraction, it’s an operational facility, meaning there is no snack bar or gift shop. A highly recommended activity, Georgetown’s Capital Prize Gold Mine will make a memorable and lasting impression on everyone who steps inside.
Address: 1016 Biddle St, Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone: (303) 569-2468
Hours: Daily | 11 am – 3 pm