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Eagle and High Peak Mine

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Address: End of C St, Julian, CA 92036
Phone Number: 760 765 0036
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This was a fun experience and it was blessedly cool inside the mine. There is a rather steep staircase (more like a ladder) so some people may not be able to navigate that. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was a fun experience and it was blessedly cool inside the mine. There is a rather steep staircase (more like a ladder) so some people may not be able to navigate that. The guide was knowledgable and informative.

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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had been to Julian once before, but not my wife or sister. So three days ago we took a road trip to this sleepy little town and discovered this amazing hidden "gem" or "nugget" tucked away a short distance from the small town. Go up the hill on C street off of Main. When it turns to dirt you... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This was a great tour of an old historic gold mine in Julian. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and you got an entertaining history of both Julian and the mining activity in the area. We did the tour as part of a llama trek out of the nearby Wikiup Bed and Breakfast. If you're visiting Julian, the gold mine... More 

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Yuma Az
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Two mines combined into one, both opening in 1870. Parking is very tight and limited. Tour will take about a hour. if you're BIG(not tall but BIG) or older, you may have trouble climbing the stairs between the Eagle Mine and the High Peak Mine. Altitude may be a problem for you if you're out of shape as you are... More 

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Harrison, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Well worth a visit. Not too often you can explore a mine. The tour lasts about an hour, and costs 10 dollars a person. Prepare to duck especially if you are tall, remember this was dug pretty much by hand so space is tight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We really enjoy our tour! The guide was so knowlegable and we've learned a lot with them. Worthy a visit for sure! Best thing we've done in Julian.

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Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Awesome tour! Craig our tour guy showed a lot of passion & love for this family owned mine. Hour & 1/2 visit for $10 pp in cash. Well worth the visit! Our tour lasted close to two hours instead of 1 1/2 hour as said.

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great experience for those who don't mind being underground. This is one of the very few mines in California that offers tours of the workings. You actually enter one mine and exit from another. Must be able to climb ladders, NOT handicap accessible.

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La Verne, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Enjoyed the tour by a knowledgeable guide. A little short tour, but still good. You could try to get gold at the end with a pan and water. Did not get to keep any gold you found.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The attraction is pretty self explanatory. It is a gold mine that is hand carved into the solid rock. It is a one man operation located above the town of Julian. The price was inexpensive ($5 per person). You walk into the mine "caves" and up a ladder to a separate shaft and out of its original entrance. The guide... More 

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Address: End of C St, Julian, CA 92036
Phone Number: 760 765 0036
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian

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