Welcome to Capital Prize Gold Mine Tours! We're a unique tour experience that takes you back in time to the days of the Colorado Gold Rush. Take a trip through our fully operational gold mine and learn about the incredible history of the area. Witness firsthand the challenges and victories of the hard-working miners who struck gold in the mountains of Colorado.
Reservation Required due to limited availability
Rates for mine tour
Child (4-16) $19.00
Children 3 and under are free
Group Rates available for groups of 10 or more by calling with advance notice.
Explore over 1,000 feet of the original Capital Prize and see what it was like to be an underground miner 100 years ago.
What is rock breaking? You will mine your own ore at 1,000 feet and then we break them open just like the Geologist do; and you get to keep it!
The Capital Prize is still an active Gold Mine. You will see how we mine differently today.
Things to consider for your visit
The Capital Prize Gold Mine is a well lit and safe environment. The mine is inspected every day by staff and monitored by the Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety.
The average temperature inside the mine is 49° Fahrenheit so a light jacket and closed toe shoes are recommended.
The adit (tunnel) is driven over 1,000 feet into the mountainside for tours. The mine adit extends to 4,700 feet and work is being done to open additional tour space.
The ground is level and the ceiling is generally above 6 feet so little stooping is required.
Tours are approximately 60 minutes - please allow extra time to enjoy rock breaking, the historic sites or a picnic lunch outside the mine.
Wheelchairs and strollers can have a difficult time in the mine due to the ore cart rail tracks and are are not allowed.