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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-2466
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Far Better Than Expected

My wife and I have been in a few underground mines in the past and I was a bit skeptical about this... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Drop down over 1000 feet into a mine? Well certainly!!!

This was quite an experience. You go into an old miners elevator and they drop you down about 1000... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Canon City, Colorado
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The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein was discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

My wife and I have been in a few underground mines in the past and I was a bit skeptical about this tour. But it was very well done by an informative young guide and along the way, 1000 ft underground, gave demonstrations of equipment...More

2  Thank Drogjo
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was quite an experience. You go into an old miners elevator and they drop you down about 1000 feet in about 2 minutes. You get to wear the old hat hats and jackets as well. your in the cart with about 9 other people...More

1  Thank sassyjod
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We loved the gold mine tour! They take you 1000 feet down in an old gold mine that was operated in 1889-1960s. Very cool experience and the guides are very well versed in mining techniques and history. It's worth the trip down to check it...More

1  Thank Bubba M
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We really enjoyed our tour here...we were surprised to see so much original equipment in working order (including the elevator that will take you 1000 feet below!) and to get a good description & demonstration from a former miner whose father mined in the era...More

1  Thank LookingForFamilyFun
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our guide was Mark and he did an amazing job in explaining the methods and laws of gold mining. Watching the actual equipment used from over 100 years ago was quite informative. All through the tour I kept thinking of how difficult life was for...More

Thank ShineRunner
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were in the Springs for a girls weekend and decided to visit this mine. We took the tour which was so much fun!! The tour guide was a young man who hailed from a mining family. He was so funny and...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Incredible history! Tour guides are wonderful. Not for the faint of heart! 1000 feet underground! Very safe!

Thank M_Waycott
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We toured the mine as a family and found it very informative and s lot of fun. Our tour guide was fun and extremely knowledgeable. I am a little claustrophobic so the trip down the shaft in a small cage was a bit scary, but...More

Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Don't forget your jacket because it's cold in Cripple Creek this time of year plus it's cold down in the mine. This was a good time; going down a 1000 feet ; plus actually seeing the way gold mining was done years ago plus how...More

Thank Karin S
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to learn about minning this is your excursion! 1000ft down there is a whole different world. Bring a jacket as the temp is a constant 50deg in the mine

Thank John B
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Michael B
5 October 2017|
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Response from themaasfamily3 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour.
Pamela S
17 April 2017|
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Response from Gardenia65 | Reviewed this property |
You will enter and exit the mine by an authentic mine elevator. It is small and you will be packed in like sardines. I'm not exaggerating. It's okay though, because the ascent and descent are quick. Once in the mine you... More
3 July 2016|
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Response from itsmemo2009 | Reviewed this property |
The fee in June was 20.00 for the tour. We did not need a reservation however it would I believe depend on your group size. They may even give a group discount. Some places in cripple creek do. Also they won't let you... More