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Bachelor - Syracuse Mine Tour

95 Gold Mountain Trail, PO Box 380, Ouray, CO 81427
970 325 0220
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Ranked #6 of 14 activities in Ouray
Type: Mines, Scenic Railroads, Tours
Activities: Prospecting
Owner description: Strike up your Adventure! The Bachelor-Syracuse Mine Tour walks you 1,500 feet horizontally into Gold Hill, rich in gold, silver, and other precious... more » Owner description: Strike up your Adventure! The Bachelor-Syracuse Mine Tour walks you 1,500 feet horizontally into Gold Hill, rich in gold, silver, and other precious metals. Guests are at all times accompanied by a thoroughly trained guide who has first-hand experience working the mine. The guides are prepared to answer questions and eager to share the legend and lore of the mine. « less
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We weren't quite sure what to expect on this tour, but we had a blast. It's an easy walk into the mine to a demonstration area where they show you how mining was done in years past. Overall, a fun tour. The icing on the cake is the gold and silver panning at the end. It's really fun finding little... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stan was the man. He had so much patience with my young sons who could hardly keep their excitement controlled. Although we can't quit our day job , the boys were delighted with their gold.

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Oklahoma
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We arrived for a great breakfast. The price was very reasonable. Coffee included. The tour was very exciting. We went in 1500' to a demonstration area. Ron the guide was a lot of fun. The story of the mine is mind blowing.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had a blast (pun intended) getting a tour of the Bachelor Syracuse mine. Brad our tour guide was a character out of central casting of a hard rock miner. The 1500 foot walk through the mine really gave you a sense of what a 'walk to work' would have been like for a miner. We learned a lot about... More

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Dunnellon, Florida
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Bachelor - Syracuse mine tour is interesting, informative and a bit of an adventure for any who have not had the hard rock mining experience. The tour involves a guided walk into a silver mine that was started in 1884 and operated until 1984. During this period many millions of dollars worth of silver, gold and other minerals were... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We really enjoyed this tour. You walk quite a ways back into the mine and then watch the guide demonstrate tools and talk about the life of the 1890's miners. What a crazy life it was! The guy running the front shop was very friendly and helpful. We took the last tour of the day and our guide was a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My daughter found a flier for this mine at the Colorado Visitor Center which inspired our trip to Ouray. The flier showed people on the mine cart but when we arrived they were no longer using the cart so instead we walked into the mine which was fine. Once inside the mine the guide gave a bit of background on... More

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Dunnellon, Florida, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

When I searched for 'things to do' in Ouray Co I didn't see this tour but instead found it listed under 'activities'. My wife and I decided to give it a whirl. It doesn't look like much when you first drive up but after all it's a mine. I didn't have high expectations but boy was I wrong... Our guide... More

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Over 4,000 ounces of gold and 21,000 ounces of silver were mined from 150 mines around Ouray since the 1870's, and the Bachelor-Syracuse mine tour gives an outstanding description of the life of miners, the risks and rewards, and the culture that shaped the town. It's only an hour, but it goes fast. You won't be disappointed.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We went today for the 10 o'clock tour. Our guide was very friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable. I didn't catch his name but he has tattoos on his arms and ear gages. Stop out, and do the tour and learn about a single jack and a double jack!

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