I had not been to cripple creek in 50 years as a kid. I thought the tour lead by Steve the miner was very interesting and very informative in 1 hour. I would recommend that you plan to take the tour before it's gone someday. There is still a lot of gold in those hills.
Just an hour or so from Colorado Springs. It tour lasts about an hour or so and is well worth the money. People of all ages were with us and everyone enjoyed it. The young kids had tons of questions and they were all answered clearly and with patience.
We waited till 945, first tour supposed to be at 10 am. When my husband went in the office the girl said no tours today. When I asked why she couldn't give me a answer. Just said thats what she was told. Very long drive to see this so we were very disappointed. It was not raining or snowing that... 更多
You will not be disappointed as the guides take you hundreds of feet below the earth surface to experience first hand the hard rock mining of days gone by. You will ride down on the original mine cable cars. This is a real first hand experience good for all ages and very educational as well as exciting and adventurous. I... 更多
We actually visited Cripple Creek two days in a row and made this stop on day 2. Super staff and our guide Alicia (who was practically raised in the mine) was excellent. She explained the various operations of the mine, even demonstrating the tools used in the process. The tour was well worth the money and very informative. You even... 更多
Historic, underground tour of a 100+ year old gold mine in historic Cripple Creek, CO. It is not handicap accessible due to the mining equipment. The tour guide was retired from the area gold mining. He was a wealth of information.
We visited on Tuesday end of August 2016. I am claustrophobic and was concerned about going down 1000 feet in the "cage elevator" but the guide kept talking and distracting everyone so the ride down was over in minutes. Our guide definitely made the tour, he worked the mines and did a great job of explaining what each machine did... 更多
After descending 1000 feet into the earth we arrived at the mine tunnels and walked the same rock route used by miners to move "16 tons". We were shown and instructed in the use of various tools historically used to remove and process the gold ore. Very interesting!!! A lot of work!!! Made me realize there is another reason it... 更多
The tour starts off with a 1000 ft. ride down the mine shaft. About 5 are jammed into a cage that drops for about 3 minutes. I don't recommend this ride if you're claustrophobic, but it gave a good initial sense of what miners in the early 1900's did to get to the mine. A guide walked us through the... 更多