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20 Jun 2018
“Best kept secret in Aspen”
22 May 2018
“Very informative”
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110 Smuggler Mountain Rd, Aspen, CO 81611-2422
+1 970-925-2049
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We recently went on a tour of Smuggler Mine, which is located a short drive away from downtown Aspen. The cost is $30 per person. You may read on another site that they require 4 people for a tour, but if you ask nicely, they...More

7  Thank tlowens75
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We didn't get to even see the mine. They are only open on weekends & for groups of 4 or more people. That is really limiting.

5  Thank Beachbum93014
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This is why Aspen is Aspen. If you love history and authentic experiences you will love this tour. Jay is a real character and be sure to save some time to hear his stories.

Thank Joe28ga
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is an active mine, not a tourist trap at all. You need an appointment since they work the mines when they are not giving tours. They do charge $30 per person, but well worth the money and tips are accepted for the guide.

1  Thank wanke2018
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Much better than any other mine tour I've been on. Most feel touristy, commercial, led by someone who learned about the mine second hand. Definitely ask for Jay. He has worked in that mine for 42 years and continues to this day. He is an...More

1  Thank SoonerHos55
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I was expecting a cheesy tourist trap where you get to peek in a mine. What I got was to walk fairly deep into a working silver mine. This was a great, great tour. I can't recommend it enough. Jay was the guide and he...More

1  Thank Troy M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My girlfriend and I hiked up from downtown to the front gate, followed the signs and instructions up to the next level and waited by the flag pole. The sign said they were doing a safety inspection and would be right back. After sitting there...More

4  Thank bob g
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Most people have never been in any mine, but this trip, right in town, takes one back in time to the 1880's when Silver was King. Mining silver has always been difficult, only candel's for light, picks and shovels, after blasting with black powder and...More

Thank Aspeneyesurgeon
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

BEST MINE TOUR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! We had no idea about this but it was amazing๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚Jay was our guide! Best guide ever๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ŠHe was so nice and took time out of his lunch just for usโ˜บHe might be an older man but he's got a young spirit and...More

Thank hairlessterrier
Reviewed 5 July 2016

It was really cool to see in the mine and get a good grasp of how miners worked. We were a group of four, however, were paired up with two other groups of three or four people, so there were about 11 of us total...More

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Forget the glitter of downtown Aspen, take a tour of the Smuggler Mine to experience the real Aspen. Jay is a great tour guide. I learned a lot from him. Nice an cool 50*F in mine. Very safe. I loved wearing the mining equipment. Also...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 30 March 2016

If you have an opportunity for Jay Parker to be your Tour Guide, you must take advantage. He is extremely knowledgable and has an encyclopedic like understanding of every aspect of the mine from the beginning history to the geology to the mapping of the...More

7  Thank KevinR8
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