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On our West Coast Trip we decided on a spur of the moment to go the this mine. My son was obsessed with minerals and precious metals. So we go. It was quite a distance from Manitou Springs, about an hour. We show up in the town and its out of a western. Too cute. The trip to the…
I would recommend a visit to the Mollie-Kathleen Gold Mine, where you take an elevator 1000 feet down into the mine. They have a very knowledgeable guide to inform and entertain you. There are descendants of the gold mine donkeys roaming freely around town that the townspeople…
This is an opportunity to become more attuned to how things were and what the possibilities were in Cripple Creek. There were eight of us and we thoroughly enjoyed our time.
If you are slightly claustrophobic skip this tour. If you want to experience what the hard rock miners experienced in the glory days of Cripple Creek this is must tour. Our tour guide was very informative and took time to answer questions. No visit to Cripple Creek would be…
What I loved most about this experience was how authentic it was. You enter the mine just like the early miners. You walk around where they walked and the guides show you using actual tools and machines how mining evolved over the years with different machinery and techniques.…