10th annual historic mine tour: The surface remnants of the El Paso Gold King Mine in Poverty Gulch near Cripple Creek will be held as part of Colorado’s Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. The tour will also include a presentation on several historic structures that were relocated to the gulch in 2013. This 1890's mine and structures are on private land accessible only hiking – do not miss this opportunity to view the site nestled in a historic mining valley where Bob Womack discovered gold in 1890.
Some hiking (95% downhill) will be required. Shuttle buses donated by Cripple Creek Parks & Recreation will be used to transport visitors to the trail where hiking down into the site, and down out of the site will be required. Shuttles will pick up participants below the trail near Silver Street in Cripple Creek. Those who cannot hike will be transported via a very limited number of four wheel drive vehicles – please note this need when making reservations. Seating in the buses is limited to a maximum of 70 individuals. No children under the age of 5 years should attend and no pets are allowed.
Former hard rock miner Gary Horton will present historical information on Poverty Gulch and Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company Environmental Coordinator Jeff Campbell will make the presentation on the historic mine relocation and preservation project. Meet at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum no later than 9:15 the day of the tour. All participants will be required to sign waivers.
$10 per person online by credit card or cash at the door
2014/05/24 - 2014/05/24
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This tour is very popular and advance, pre-paid reservations are recommended online at VictorColorado.com. Online reservations are by credit card; cash only payments will be accepted at the museum the day of the event. Tickets will also be on sale the museum (cash only) May 17 and 18.