Hidee Gold Mine Tours and Panning

A Real Gold Mine and Tourist Attraction in Central City, 45 Minutes from Denver!
Open today until 4:30 PM
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a month ago
Awesome experience! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, could have listened to his teaching all day. It was fun and educational for both the adults and the kids. The mining and panning were the funnest parts for the kids. The road getting to the mine is a little rough, I wouldn't recommend driving a car down, truck, jeep, etc. would be better. Inside the mine is an easy walk with clear pathways, well lit, clearance is very low in some areas. A couple of the taller people in our group did bump their heads on the ceiling a couple times but we all had hard hats. Our tour guide interacted very well with our youngest as well as with the teens which was great. He allowed our youngest to hold some equipment and interact with it which he loved. Highly recommend the experience.
3 months ago
We went on the mine tour and panned for riches. It was the most fun time we have had in a while, and really informative and educational. Our tour guide, John, knew his mining and minerals and we picked his brain until he was ready to drop. The chipmunks were my husband's favorite part of the entire visit, be sure to check them out, and throw the blue Jay a peanut. Thanks for such a great day guys! Definitely worth a trip to the mine if you are in the area for the Hot Springs, rafting or gambling.
- Holly G
2 months ago
Great experience! My family and I wanted to get out of Denver for a few hours, so we went to this mine for a tour. It was an easy drive and we had a great time! Our tour guide. Ray, was funny and informative, and the kids loved him. We got to see lots of different things in the mine, and the tour includes some "mining" (hammer and chisels) for gold that we got to take home. This is a perfect family activity for the summer, because the mine stays about 45-50 degrees underground year-round, so it's a nice reprieve from other outdoor activities on hot days. One of the best parts of the tour is that it involves different surfaces and a tiny bit of climbing down and up rock while underground, so it's interesting and fun. You can pan for gold at the end (costs extra, though), which my kids loved (I didn't have the patience for it). The mine staff were all super friendly, and surprisingly, all the other guests there wore masks (as did we), so it felt safe from a Covid perspective. Again, ...
- Jessica A

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1950 Hidee Mine Road
Central City, CO 80427
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue:9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed:9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu:9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri:9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat:9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sun:9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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