Mine Tours & Gold Panning

Colorado’s factory and mine tours are a popular way to see the state’s sites and learn about its history. And gold-panning adventures can give you a real taste of Colorado's Gold Rush era.


A tour of the Hidee Gold Mine in Central City
A tour of the Celestial Seasonings tea factory
A 303Vodka sign at Boulder Distillery in Boulder, CO

You won’t have to do much digging to uncover the many historic mine tours in Colorado. Explore all the tunnels and learn why prospectors came looking for fortune. Go deep inside historic mines, see artifacts and learn how gold and silver mining shaped the Colorado of today.

Another Colorado sightseeing attraction is the factory tour, including behind-the-scene peeks of breweries, tea factories and more.


Nestled near the Great Sand Dunes of southern Colorado, Alamosa is full of opportunities for outdoor adventure.

Five people in biking attire pose for a photo at New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins. They wear helmets and hold their bikes.

Visit Fort Collins

Chill vibes and authentic Western charm, a buzzing music and arts scene, breweries with sprawling beer gardens and plenty of scenic outdoor spaces to play in make Fort Collins a must-visit Colorado city.