Learn About the Gold and Silver Mining that Brought Early Settlers to Colorado
Get up close and personal with the mining boom that started it all! Colorado became a state shortly after the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, and this tour will take you into the heart of Colorado's Mining Heritage. See historic silver mines and even visit a working gold mine! Have lunch in a quaint mining town that now thrives on tourism, and see how legalized gambled has put it's on spin on preserving Colorado's wealthy past.
You can hike, pan for gold, visit quaint bazaars and galleries, or just relax and take it all in during this unique opportunity to look inside Colorado's "rich" history. This tour covers such a rich area that the there are myriad possibilities, including great viewpoints, beautiful easy hikes and century-old historical districts.
Pick-up at your location
Drive into the Rockies with Historic Stops along the way
Explore up to 4 historic mining towns
Go inside a Gold Mine!
Get back in time for dinner
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick-up at your downtown Denver hotel or bus/rail station, monument/building or a Denver address you specify. For far away locations I will need to charge a little more.
End location: Drop-off at pickup location.
Duration: 7 hours
I'm flexible with the tour time frame, so if you there's something specific you need just message me (for instance, if you have tickets to a show or play and you need to start and end the tour earlier in the day.)
Traffic can affect this tour, so let me know if you have plans afterwards.
6 Passenger Minivan
Clean, modern and air conditioned with HUGE windows
2008 Kia Sedona
Comfortably seats 5: 1 front seat passenger, 2 middle row captains chairs and a 3-person bench shared by 2 passengers - this way there is plenty of room and everyone gets a window seat! For larger groups please contact me.
Admission to Attractions
Transportation into the Rockies
and of course , my personal guide services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USD - Bring money for souvenirs or additional snacks/drinks along the way if you would like.
Alternative pickup and drop-off locations are extra but I am happy to take you to the airport, a restaurant, etc. Please contact me for details.
Tour size is limited to 5. For larger groups I can take up to 14 people, in a larger vehicle and at an additional cost. Please inquire for more details about this.