Phoenix Gold Mine, Idaho Springs
Idaho Springs was among one of the first areas in Colorado where the Gold rush started.
The re-opened Phoenix Goldmine is a piece that reflects the 'old' time and the spirit of the diggers.
It was originally opened in 1871.
A tour through parts of the mine is offered and zafter the tour you may try your luck with digging and washing gold in the nearby creek.
The story goes around that a man from Alabama once had luck and found a nugget worth of $4.500 !
30 min west of Denver; traveling on I-70 take Exit 239 at Idaho Springs and then drive on Colorado Blvd
further through the town until you reach Stanley Road. Turn left into Stanley Rd.
Drive further until you see a sign reading "Point of Interest" - here you turn left onto Trail Creek Road (an unpaved road).
After ca. 800 m (1/2 mile) you'll reach the mine.
Phoenix Gold Mine in Idaho Springs, Colorado