Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour - Historic Firsthand Experience


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Mine Tram at the Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour near Silverton, Ouray, and Durango, Colorado
Silverton CO -- Ride the Mine Tram 1/3 Mile into the Heart of Galena Mountain
Visitors learn about mining at the Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour near Silverton, Ouray, and Durango, Colorado
A Real Gold Mine -- Learn Mining History -- Firsthand Experience -- Pan for Gold

Underground ADVENTURE -- Educational Experience full of FUN in a real Gold Mine

Old Hundredâ„¢ Gold Mine Tour. Go underground in a real gold mine! Ride the electric mine train 1/3 mile into Galena Mountain for live mining demonstrations.

Experience underground fun in a real gold mine! The underground world of the hard rock miner is rarely seen by "outsiders". Now you, too, can go "on shift" and see the earth from the inside out. One hour guided tour takes you 1/3 mile on a safe electric mine train into Galena Mountain where you follow the vein and learn how mining was done. Guides walk you through spacious tunnels to see crystals, minerals, mining demonstrations and more! The Old Hundredâ„¢ is the only mine tour where you get to see and experience operating mining equipment in a real mine setting.

This is a great family value! FREE gold panning with the purchase of a tour ticket. Picnic area, gift shop, easy walking, no climbing, well lighted, safe and state inspected. Video and flash camera are welcome.


TOURS EVERY 90 MINUTES: From 10:30am to 4pm; May 13th - June 28th.

TOURS EVERY HOUR: From 10am to 4pm; June 29th - August 18th.

TOURS EVERY 90 MINUTES: From 10:30am to 4pm; August 19th - October 9th.

The Old Hundredâ„¢ Gold Mine Tour has been recommended by "National Geographic", the "New York Times", the "Denver Post", "Family Fun" magazine, "Rock & Gem" magazine, "Colorado Getaways" television show, and automobile club guides in the US and Europe.

Come on up and discover your own "pot o' gold" in Silverton - Colorado's Historic Mining Country!

EASILY ACCESSIBLE: Drive your family car and RV to our mine. Large parking lot with plenty of room for RVs and trailers.

LOCATION: Between Durango and Ouray along the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway (US Highway 550). 90 minutes north of Durango. 50 minutes South of Ouray. Then, 5 miles east of Silverton on Highway 110. Follow signs onto Country Road 4A.

ADDRESS: 721 CR 4A, Silverton CO 81433

For Current Rates; Directions, and Reservations: 800-872-3009; 970-387-5444 -- mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.



  • Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Seniors.



  • Group Meeting Area: Outdoor area.
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in COVERED Outdoor Picnic Area: 40


  • Open Dates For On-Site Activities: 5/4 to 10/6

Primarily Summer Activities

  • Tourist Train Rides: On site.
  • Mine Tours: On site.
  • Historic/Cultural Tours: On site.

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