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Last Chance Mine

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Address: 504 Last Chance Mine Rd, Creede, CO 81130
Phone Number: +1 719-238-7959
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This is a 1891 silver mine that is being restored and open- free to see. It...

This is a 1891 silver mine that is being restored and open- free to see. It has rock and mineral collecting, old buildings, its own museum and mine buildings. We are working on opening the underground for tours and continuing to restore several old structures.The 1891 tunnel was opened in June 2014 and is currently undergoing restoration for the upcoming public opening. Come stay overnite with us in one of the restored mining cabins,fully furnished and wake up to the old mining history. The best time you can have in Creede, Colorado. Visit our free museum see great vistas and you and your loved will leave with memories that will last a lifetime. You will visit no other place quite like this place,

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Fantastic Surprise - Last Chance Mine

My wife and I heard about Last Chance Mine only on Friday 8/19/16 from a vendor at the Woodland Park Gem Show (Chris from Cripple Creek). Sunday 8/21/16 we made the trip to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tim B
Buena Vista, Colorado
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Buena Vista, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I heard about Last Chance Mine only on Friday 8/19/16 from a vendor at the Woodland Park Gem Show (Chris from Cripple Creek). Sunday 8/21/16 we made the trip to Last Chance Mine (about 140 miles from where we live in Buena Vista). What a fantastic surprise in a GORGEOUS location above 10,000 ft. and deep in... More 

Thank Tim B
Creede, colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is 'the real deal ', the actual mine is huge and as more sections are opened for viewing I look forward to what they find. The veins of ore & gems are spectacular. The tour was very informative, 35-40 minutes & mining techniques thoroughly explained & shown. They also have so many rocks & minerals to buy. His goal... More 

Thank Waxcakes
Livermore, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. Got a chance to meet Jack, the guy who bought it for the cost of the taxes. The views are unbelievable.

Thank 23Sandee
Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, we certainly are glaf we stopped by the Last Chance Mine on the Bachelor Scenic Drive between Lake City and Creede CO. see the nearby location of the community of Bachelor. Shopping for jewelry and rock hounds. Free bathrooms. All walking is on flat safe ground. See inside the furnished bunk house and messhall. Only fee is if you... More 

Thank TravelinTexans77
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never been to a mountain mine before and this was worth the visit. We did not go on the tour inside the mine due to fear of being trapped (it is safe, this is just us); we have watched too many movies! Outside of the mine was fun too. To my amazement, hummingbirds were all over the place... More 

Thank bernie6214
Sedalia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the mine 3 days ago. The guide gave us the run down on the Mine and how it was acquired and what was happening with it at the present time. Clint or Last Chance Clint as we are calling him was very nice and informative. Lots of rocks etc to look at and buy , also, beautiful jewelry for... More 

Thank carlah247
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were glad we stopped at the mine. When we arrived, the owner started telling us and a few other folks about the history of the mine and how he acquired it...very interesting. Admission was free although they do have a container for donations, which we gladly added to. The owner mentioned he will be opening the mine in August... More 

Thank mtnhappy
Montgomery, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very unkept, cluttered, bags of garbage in sight! The mine is not open but said to open in 2 weeks. I doubt it! If you like chipmunks, this is your place. They were over infested with them!

Thank Liz C
rapid city, sd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you decide to do the Bachelor Loop, don't miss this place! It was definately the most enjoyable part of our tour as well as a nice chance to get out of the car and stretch our legs along the loop. We met the owner and heard the amazing story of how he aquired the property. We also learned quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last time we came to southern Colorado, Last Chance Mine was closed for the fall/winter. I was excited to make it to southern Colorado in July this year, so we could search through the rock piles for pieces of amethyst. After signing a waiver, you pick up protective eyewear, a rock hammer, bucket, and a bottle of water to wash... More 


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