Today, we invite you to visit the Country Boy Mine and venture into a real gold mine at this historic restored mining site! Venture over 1,000 feet into a mountain on one of our exciting mine tours. Explore the original workings of the infamous County Boy Mine as you feel, hear & smell what it was like to be a Colorado miner over 100 years ago. Wear a hard hat, witness a live demonstration of the jack leg drill, admire the stories of the blasting monkey and learn about Colorado’s glorious mining history. Your knowledgeable guide will explain how the tunnels were created, the tools needed, the perseverance of the dedicated men and the dangers they faced each day working underground. The mine tours are approximately 45 minutes. After the mine tour your guide will show you how to pan for gold and you can gold pan for as long as you would like. The only authentic mine tour in Summit County, Colorado. A memorable experience for families of all ages. Truly a blast from the past!
Admission includes the mine tours, gold panning, exploring the authentic mine site, petting the burros, shooting the chute and visiting the general store.
“The Country Boy Mine was the highlight of our trip to Colorado.”
“Our kids are still talking about the trip to the Country Boy Mine. Each child was thrilled to find a piece of Gold.”
“Going 1,000 feet underground truly was amazing. One of the best mine tours we have experienced.”