Caves and Mines
Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour Silverton
Where are we going today?
Are you ready to take on an adventure into the heart of Galena Mountain! This Colorado adventure will take you inside the earth with a one hour guided tour with One Hundred Gold Mine!
One Hundred Gold Mine Tours will take you 1/3 mile into the heart of the 13,000 foot mountain, where you can actually see real mining equipment in action!
Kids can learn all about the secret world of the gold miner, and a great way to learn about history too.
The tours are only minutes from the historic town of Silverton, and the mine is accessible by car or RV so no excuses!
The One Hundred Gold Mine actually began all the way back in 1872, when three brothers arrived from Germany to make their fortune. It changed hands a number of times, and eventually wasn't turning profit, but luckily for you is now a place where you can see the underground work of those miners rarely seen by "outsiders"!
You adventure isn't all underground either. Outside the mine, there is incredible scenery to enjoy, and kids will love panning for real copper, silver, and even gold! The best part? You get to keep what you find, and the panning is FREE with your admission!
During your experience at One Hundred Gold Mine, you get to ride a vintage electric powered mine train, see all the colorful crystals and minerals in the tunnels that have been blasted by hand, and even see an amazing 1904 Old Hundred Boarding House that is perched RIGHT on the edge of a 2,000 foot cliff! Eeek!
Great historic fun in Colorado!
How much does it cost?
- Children$9.95 (Ages 5 to 12)
- Free Under: 4 years if held on lap
When can we go?
First tour 10am, last tour 4pm
May 15th to Sept 30th
You can arrange special tours outside of regular hours if you need to, and they can take a maximum of 35-40 people per trip. Group rates too! .
There is a picnic area that you can enjoy your own food on, so why not pack up a lunch and make a day of it!.
Any Top Tips?
No need to reserve! .
Doing our bit
They are preserving this amazing part of history, and telling the stories of those involved, so if they have regulations make sure you help them out by following them! .
Need a little extra help?
The tours involved casual walking on gravel paths, and standing. there is limited seating available underground, with only one of two steps at certain points. Wheelchairs can be accommodated. .
Can I get one of those?
Why, you get to keep anything you find when gold panning - that's pretty exciting! There is also a gift shop you can pick up some fun items. .
Bring a jacket as the tours are 48F!.
What people are saying?
by Tyler Rhoton
This place was very cool. The tour guide, Dan, was great. He shared his knowledge with those of us who knew nothing about mining and made it fun and exciting! One of the coolest parts of the tour is that he demonstrated how to use different pieces of equipment. I recommend this for anyone who is passing through Silverton.
by Ron Manning
Agree with the previous reviews. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the tour! It was alot more than we expected. Tour guide was excellent! Will do this tour again!
by Will S
The tour guide we had was amazing. Demonstrated a bunch of real equipment and explained all about mining from first hand experience. You even get to ride a tram deep into the mine. Highly recommended even though it's expensive.