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Address: 2921 County Road 1, Leadville, CO 80461
Phone Number: 719-486-0301
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Awesome experience!

I went on this tour and it was better than I hoped. It was cool to see how being underground and working in the old days was. Bob gave a very detailed tour and showed how to run... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
Leadville, Colorado
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Leadville, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I went on this tour and it was better than I hoped. It was cool to see how being underground and working in the old days was. Bob gave a very detailed tour and showed how to run some of the equipment he uses down there. I would recommend taking this tour if you want a unique experience when visiting... More 

Thank Steven0414
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Went with my 72 year old mother and 8 year old son. Honestly went because I thought my son would like it, but I ended up really being captivated by the whole experience. Bob was interesting and full of knowledge. I do not know anywhere else you can get a tour 60 stories underground. I feel grateful to have seen... More 

Thank Mel B
Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We booked the tour where the payment is only by cash. Upon reaching there and looking at the crude setup (no toilet even), we were not sure whether to go. However, having booked we decided to take the tour and it was an amazing experience. Bob, the owner, gave us a comprehensive background and took us down 60 stories. The... More 

1 Thank DILIPM
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

8/15/15 Don't let anyone tell you there aren't mines to be toured (as we were)! Hopemore is the only one that lets you actually go down in the mines. They're a little hard to get a hold of (you just have to wait for a return call which we received the evening on the day we called), but we were... More 

Thank KarlyR796
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a real deal mine tour. I did the tour first week of Aug 15. Only hard part was to get on it as they only do phone reservations and space, time is limited. But be persistent as it is all worth it. I left several messages and got a call back night before I wanted to take the... More 

Thank Aivar K
Boulder, Colorado
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

First of all, this is a tour of a real mine given by a real miner, not just a rock tunnel with shovels and hardhats for affect and a tour given by a guide that would rather be skateboarding that day. As a result, there is so much to learn and experience in a way that allows you to imagine... More 

Thank TripAffine
Highland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Made reservation on same day for tour. Bob, the miner confirmed by phone and we met at the mine. Our tour ran almost 2.5 hours and we paid $25 each. What a bargain. We went 600 feet underground in a lift that just barely fit 5 adults and were guided through the mine as well as given great history, instruction... More 

1 Thank Becky B
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Absolute MUST! Bob and Casey were great. Go 600 or more feet underground into mine. Must be able to walk on uneven ground. Take waterproof shoes/boots, jacket, and flashlight/headlight. The more flashlights the better, just enables you to see more. Very cold, wet and dark, but a must see. Actually demonstrates how the mine works, can see gold in minerals... More 

Thank DMM284
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Really amazing and informative tour of an active mine. Excellent presentation and history of mining in the area. Highly recommended!

Thank Briankdonner
Colorado Springs,CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A comprehensive history and detailed overview of the mine's operation was given by the owner followed by a informative physical tour of the mine itself. We enjoyed the give and take of questions and answers.

1 Thank Rudy R

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