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Address: 95 Gold Mountain Trail, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: +1 970-325-0220
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Strike up your Adventure! The Bachelor-Syracuse Mine Tour walks you 1,500...
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.
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Unique Mining Experience

This mine is a short drive from Ouray. They have a genuine Blacksmith Shop complete with working blacksmith. They have a nice gift shop to buy a souvenir and an outdoor eating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Anthem, Arizona
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Inexpensive mine tour, took approx 1 hour, very informative tour guide. Provided history of mining, demonstrated mining tools and equipment ..

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a very informative tour here last week. My husband and son loved panning for gold at the conclusion of the tour. I would highly recommend this mine tour.

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Spring, TX
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180 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Our family took this mine tour, and were the only people there on a Sunday afternoon in July - the height of tourist season. I guess this should have been an indication to us that this was not the best attraction in town, but the ratings on TA were good, and it was mentioned in the Frommer's guide, so we... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This mine is a short drive from Ouray. They have a genuine Blacksmith Shop complete with working blacksmith. They have a nice gift shop to buy a souvenir and an outdoor eating area. Before entering the mine, you must put on a hard hat and then follow the guide l,500 feet into the mine. I had to use my handy... More 

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Oklahoma
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Well done tour by a very friendly and knowledgable guide who happened to be the owner. Teenagers had fun panning for gold also. Would definitely recommend to other Ouray visitors

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Returning to Ouray for our family vacation, we revisited the mine tour. The kids were excited to get to pan for gold again and my wife and I really enjoyed listening to Richard explain the history of mining. My daughter ask him about information for a school project and he took the time to go into great detail and even... More 

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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My husband and I were staying in Ouray and taking a number of the back roads past the old mines and wanted to learn more about them. The man that lead the tour was very knowledgeable and was able to answer many of our questions about the mines in the area. The tour consists of a 1500 foot walk into... More 

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

When we visit a new area, we love to learn about the history. If you visit the San Juan mountains, don't miss out on this slice of local culture. We went too late for breakfast, which we heard is great. It was my first tour of a mine, and I found everything fascinating. Got some great pictures too. Highly recommend.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Note that this is a walking tour where you walk 1500 feet into the drift. Our guide Tony, who has real-world experience in underground mining, explained the history and layout of this particular mine and pointed out the interesting calcium formations on the walls formed by water running down the rocks. Once we reached a gate blocking off the main... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was our second mine tour. The staff was great, but the tour was a little weak in my opinion. If you have never been on a mine tour it would be a good first tour. The kids really liked panning for gold and silver after the tour.

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