Tour the “Richest Square Mile On Earth”
Experience the deep & rich mining history of Central City!
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Colorado Mine Tours

Discover the rich history of Central City, known as “The Richest Square Mile on Earth.” Founded in 1859 during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, Central City provided supplies to over 10,000 miners in its heyday. You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to explore remnants of iconic goldmines and try your hand at finding treasure!

Located in the Rocky Mountains 35 miles west of Denver, Central City was one of the top gold-producing districts in the U.S. In fact, in its period of peak production, it was almost named the Colorado state capital! Get ready to experience this historic city, rich in legends, ghost lore, and abandoned mines, on a scenic trip with plenty of fascinating stops.

Join Earth Treasures Tours for a fun-filled, educational Colorado gold mine tour into the exciting past of the state’s mining heyday. Make a stop at Gregory Diggings, home of the original gold strike that initially brought miners to the Central City-Black Hawk area. You may even get the opportunity to sit with a real old time miner!

Get ready for a memorable adventure and book your Colorado mine tour online today!

  • Call for discounts of groups  8+
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Inquire about  your very own private tour

Pricing and Reservations

Learn how to be a successful gold panner

  • Adults $28.95
  • Youth $19.95
  • Seniors $24.95
  • Military $24.95
  • Gold Pan Package $15.00
  • Bagged lunch $15.00
  • What to bring: No water is provided, it is recommended to bring beverage and snack.
  • Tennis shoes or better. Light jacket.
  • Convenient car parking at the Century Casino parking garage or Central City public parking and walk to visitor center where we begin our tour.
  • Bathroom breaks courtesy of Central City Casino.
Quick Details

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No cancellation policy for Self-Guided Tours.

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.

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