Capital Prize Gold Mine Tours
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The Capital Prize is an active mine and visitors will see a modern prospecting operation that includes dredges, sluice boxes, classifiers and shaker tables.
Fun for the whole family! Visitors to this authentic underground 1800s gold mine will walk over 1,000 feet, the longest walking tour in Colorado, into the mountain. See mining tunnels, gold veins, machinery and tools. Walk into a stope and experience what it was like to work by candle light.
The mine started by the Griffith brothers in 1867 to reach the major gold and silver of the mother load, Aetna vein at 3,200 feet.
The mine has produced millions of dollars of gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper over the years; and unlike most Colorado mines, the Capital Prize was never abandoned. This continued operation preserved the mine site, its equipment and the original blacksmith shop.
Visitors will learn about drilling, blasting and mucking and the importance of mining during the wild west.
Instead of gold-panning, visitors "mine" an ore specimen from in the stope, we break them open to see the gold and silver.
The mine is a constant 50 degrees so it's warm in the winter and a great place to cool off in the summer.
TOUR INFORMATION: Open year round. Guided hourly tours starting at 11am; we can customized tours for groups.
TOUR TICKETS: $24 Adult; $15 Kids under 13 years old.
LOCATION: Georgetown is 25 minutes from Frisco; and 35 miles to Denver. From I-70 exit into Georgetown at the traffic circle continue on 15th Street to Main and turn right; turn left onto 11th and then right onto Biddle Street -- you should see our yellow building.
ADDRESS: 1016 Biddle Street, Georgetown CO 80444.
PHONE: 303-569-2468 -- For Current Rates and Availability; To Make Your Reservations: mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.
- Elevation: 8530 feet above sea level.
- Region: Denver Mountain Area - North Central, Colorado
- Credit Cards: Visa Card. MasterCard. Discover Card. American Express.
GROUPS REUNIONS AND WEDDINGS
- Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
- Group Meeting Area: Indoor room and outdoor area.
- Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Indoor Meeting Room: 15
FUN THINGS TO DO
- Open Dates For On-Site Activities: All Year
Primarily Summer Activities
- Mine Tours: On site.
- Historic/Cultural Tours: On site.