Smuggler Mine Tour, Aspen, Colorado
110 Smuggler Mountain Road, Aspen, Colorado 81611| Map |
It’s easy for families to imagine the rough and rugged Aspen of yesteryear with an exciting visit to Smuggler Mine Tours. This once thriving silver mining operation has been defunct for years and now guides guests through the city’s mining past. In 1894, Smuggler Mine workers uncovered the world’s largest silver nugget, weighing in at a whopping 2,054 pounds, 93 percent of which was pure silver. Today, visitors are able to travel 1,200 feet into the side of the mountain (not down!) via ore cart and explore a number of mining relics with friendly guide, Jay. Kids will love checking out the authentic tracks, carts and lanterns, as well as hearing the famous noon whistle as it reverberates through the valley. Plus, once the lights go out in this pitch black cave, hard hat-wearing visitors get a real view of mining life. The tunnels are large enough to accommodate modern day visitors easily, and the mine stays comfortably cool all year long. This fun and educational tour will help kids and parents alike learn about geology and mining history. Smuggler Mine is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Kids get a kick out of Brunelleschi's special “pink” sauce!
Address: 110 Smuggler Mountain Road, Aspen, Colorado 81611| Map
Phone: (970) 925-2049
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Price: Adults: $30; Children (5+): $20 More Info