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Real Gold Mine Tour with, gold panning and more

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Breckenridge, United States
Real Gold Mine Tour with, gold panning and more

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icon1 to 2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Follow in the footsteps of Colorado's early fortune seekers on an interactive tour of the only real open mine in Breckenridge. Descend more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) underground to explore historic gold mining tunnels and even slide down an ore chute. Out in the light of day, try your hand at panning for gold in the river, and say hello to resident burros during the summer months.
  • Explore Breckenridge’s gold rush heritage at the Country Boy Mine
  • Walk through underground tunnels and see historic mining tools
  • Kids will love panning for gold and posing for Wild West photos
  • Fun and educational way for families to learn about Colorado history
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Gold Panning
Country Boy Mine , 0542 French Gulch Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA

Drive along Reiling road until you see our flags and sign on the right. We are 400 yards further along from the free bus service (Purple Route)

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Country Boy Mine
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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star-5
Family fun
Amanda_L
, Aug. 2022
The tour was awesome and panning in the end was a great learning experience as well! Our guide was super knowledgeable and made it exciting to learn about the history of the mine.
star-5
I liked that the tour...
Steve_V
, Aug. 2022
I liked that the tour guide was very informative and included my grandson in her descriptions of the workers and the “powder monkeys”.
star-5
Cowboy Mine Tour
Elizabeth_D
, Jul. 2022
What a fun tour!!! Our tour guide, Michael, was so fun and informative…a really good actor:)) He answered all the questions and was very good with engaging the kids. We were a little worried about our teens: 17 & 15 being interested but they both loved the tour and the panning for gold!!
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Fun? If you had it, then we've done our job! Thanks so much for coming to share our special part of the mountains and see all our goldrush stuff - and THANK YOU for such a fabulous review :)
star-5
Was a pleasure to visit
Russell_F
, Jul. 2022
Guide was Very knowledgeable, amusing, and helpful to answer questions. Wear a sweatshirt and have fun
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Great advice Russell! It's a constant 45 degrees down there. Thanks so much for leaving us such a great review - we really appreciate it!
star-5
Our grandkids loved...
Susan_B
, Jul. 2022
Our grandkids loved hearing about how the mining experience was in the old days. And neither want to be a miner. They also totally enjo d the panning for gold & did not want to go home. Great experience!
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
THANK YOU! We're so happy you all had fun - thanks so much for sharing your vacation with us - and thanks again for the kind words 0 they mean a lot to us all
star-5
Awesome tour
tammy_b
, Jun. 2022
We learned a lot about mining. And enjoyed trying panning for gold. Feed the donkeys were an extra bonus.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
The Donkeys LOVE being fed - so I'm sure they would leave you a great review (if their hooves weren't too big to type) We are so happy that you had fun with us - we love giving our guests a great collection of memories (and a fun day out) so your feedback makes us really happy.
star-5
Great experience! To...
Alexandra_P
, Apr. 2022
Great experience! To note, the directions are a bit tricky. There were no flags, just put the mine into your maps and go! Ignore the rest.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks so much for coming! For some reason Apple maps dumps you several hundred yards short of the mine (we have told them lots) so best just to put the mine name in. We're around 400 yards from the end of the free purple bus route. Thanks so much for your very kind review and for sharing vacation time with us :)
star-5
Fun, historical tour
Michelle_A
, Mar. 2022
Great history, fun pannIng for gold. I would recommend for family outing. Staff friendly and informative
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
We're so lucky that we have so many things that the whole family can enjoy - and we're so happy that yours all did! Thanks for coming to see us!
star-5
We stayed in Breckenridge...
Christine_C
, Dec. 2021
We stayed in Breckenridge for our Christmas vacation and came to the gold mine tour. It was an awesome experience. We had a blast.
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2021
We are SO happy that you had a great time - it makes us very happy. Thank you so much for coming, and thanks for the review - it means a lot to all of us :)
star-5
Great western experience
Keily_T
, Dec. 2021
Michael was a great tour guide...very knowledgeable and funny...cool and fun experience..the grounds around theine we're gorgeous and our kids loved panning for gold
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2021
Panning for gold is always GREAT! Thanks so much for coming to see us - we love our piece of Wild West gold rush history - so it makes us very happy when our guests do to. We also appreciate the time you took while on vacation to leave us such a fabulous review - thank you!!
star-5
Excellent Adventure
Austin_F
, Aug. 2021
Great tour. The kids had a great time panning for treasure. Would recommend for a nice half day event.
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