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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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English first
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113 reviews 113 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My buddies and I stopped here and I had low expectations, I was pleasantly surprised! We did the breakfast and mine tour and the breakfast was very good. I had the big miner breakfast eggs, potatoes, biscuit and gravy, sausage, bacon, and we requested an order if pancakes. The big breakfast which includes coffee was $7.99 and you get $2.00... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We were told about this tour by the folks in Ouray. We went up early to avoid the rush and discovered that they have an outdoor diner that serves a great breakfast at probably the best price around. Even though the tour was only an hour long, the guide was both informative and funny. ( now I know what a... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Loved it! Quite a bit of fun, the tour guide was funny and very informative. First we had their breakfast, which was really good! Then went on the tour which lasted a bit under an hour where we actually walked into the mine and learned the history behind it and we got to learn how to gold pan. Very family... More

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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
19 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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75 helpful votes 75 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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