Visit the mysterious secret underground world of the gold miner! Ride the electric mine train 1/3 mile deep into Galena Mountain then easy walking with your miner-guide through the the quartz vein tunnels for live mining demonstrations. You'll see operating air drills, hoisting skip, slusher, mucker and learn about the "honey" wagon - all authentic San Juan mining equipment from the 1930's - 1960's.  Do your own mining at the sluce boxes outside and keep what you find!   A covered picnic area is available for your convenience. Located 5 miles from Silverton in scenic Cunningham Gulch surrounded by 13,000 foot peaks. See the 1907 "Cliff Dwellers" Boarding house hanging on the mountainside high above.  FREE gold and silver panning with the purchase of a tour! Buy a discounted Silverton Heritage Pass and also see Silverton's new Mining Museum and the 1929 Mayflower Gold Mill. Tours depart every hour on the hour 10 am through 4 pm. No reservations needed but arrive early to purchase your tickets.

Discounts: Other: Kids 4 and under - FREE, Senior Citizen
Facility Amenities: Brochures Available, Bus Parking, Concessions, Gift Shop, Interpretive Displays, Parking on site, Picnic Area, Restrooms, Retail Shop
General Information: Activity Duration: 1 hr, Dates Closed: mid October-early May, Hours of Operation: Hourly 10am to 4pm, Seasons of Operation: 05/12/18-10/08/18
Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking on site, Group Rates Available
Guest Information: Family-friendly
Location: Mountain
On-site Activities: Other: Panning for Gold
Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Travelers Checks, Visa
Rate Information: $ = Less than $100, Cost of Admission: Adult $18.95, Kids $9.95
Tour Information: Group Tours, Guided Tours, Tour Schedule: 05/12/18-10/08/18