Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Cripple Creek

Must see · Mine · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Take a deep dive into the Rocky Mountains at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine to find out more about the fascinating history of Colorado's gold rush days. Discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891, the mine produced gold for decades until 1961, when it was closed and turned into a seasonal tourist attraction. Don your hard hat and start your tour by descending 300 m (1,000 ft) underground. As you follow your miner/guide you'll see real gold veins and historic mining equipment. Finally, you'll get to ride aboard the air-powered tram-air locomotive. Back on the surface, more historic equipment and outbuildings wait to be explored. See Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and all Cripple Creek has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cripple Creek trip tool.
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  • Great tour! Was a little worried about being claustrophobic but did just fine. First time in a mine and won’t be the last.  more »
  • Wonderful tour! Dread full Covid 19 protocols. First I want to say that I was throughly impressed with our Tour Guide Randle who is an actual ex miner. Very knowledgeable and FUNNY. You can really....  more »
  • Tour guide was great. Gave a great history and kept the kids very entertained and intrigued. He was very knowledgeable and gave a lot of insight into the history and contemporary mining.  more »

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