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EARTH TREASURES TOURS

COLORADO MINE TOURS | CENTRAL CITY

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“Your experience is everything to us.

Earth Treasures Tours greatly appreciates you.”

That’s why we have implemented a new strategy to our tours.

With respect to your health and safety, we no longer tour in our van. We begin our experience in Central City visitor Center 103 Eureka St. You travel within the comfort of your own car (good road condition/two wheel drive welcome) behind guides vehicle location to location all within 2.5 miles.  Infants/handicap family members welcome. 

We also cater to family private parties, schools/private schools, clubs, Corp parties and churches….). Bring your own picnic to enjoy while you pan for gold. 

Let the fun begin.

See you soon!

Suellen Barnhard,
Owner and Guide.

EXPERIENCE THE RICHEST SQUARE MILE ON EARTH'S HISTORY AND HISTORIC EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE


Scenic tours are combined with panning, picnicking, rock hounding, a walk down Central City’s memory lane and so much more.   — And you get to keep the treasures you find —  Lots of exciting history and loads of fun makes for a memorable outing.

gregory diggings

SITES OF INTEREST


Founded in 1859 during the Pike’s Peak gold rush, Central City was once considered the richest square mile on earth. As a federally designated historic mining district, the area is still rich in legends and old mining sites. Join Earth’s Treasures Tours for a fun-filled educational trip into the exciting past of Colorado’s mining heyday.

Gregory Diggings is just one of the many sites of interest on Earth Treasures Tours. Gregory Gulch was the original strike of gold that brought miners to the Central City-Black Hawk area. The memorial sign erected at the site reads:

ON THIS GROUND, LATER KNOWN AS GREGORY DIGGINGS
JOHN H. GREGORY OF GEORGIA
DISCOVERED THE FIRST GOLD LODE
IN COLORADO ON MAY 6, 1859
THIS DISCOVERY INAUGURATED THE PERMANENT DEVELOPMENT OF COLORADO. THE DISTRICT HAS PRODUCED $85,000,000 IN GOLD.

*Join special guest historians on the tour: Events to be announced on our website & Facebook Page

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