Over 45,000 people have visited the museum since guided tours began in 1992

Blasted out of solid rock cliff by three Creede miners, construction of the museum began in 1990. County-hired laborers and volunteers completed all the other work, including rock removal, cribbing, rock batting and cement work. The next summer, tours were given to show actual mining in operation. The miners created 600 feet of drift with 22 displays, a gift shop and the Community Center. You'll learn about stopeing • blasting • blacksmithing • mucking • assaying

Adults (ages 12-59) .......... $9
Seniors (ages 60+) ........... $7
Military ............................. $7
Kids (ages 6-11) ............... $6
All Guided Tours ............... $16
Kids 5 and under .............. Free

Guided Tours: led by retired miners who explain equipment and methods of mining
Audio Tours: take your time with a self-guided CD tour
All Facilities are Handicap Accessible

Summer Hours

May 24 - Sept. 13
Open 7 days-a-week, 9am - 5pm
Audio Tours: 9am - 4pm
Guided Tours: 10am and 3pm (Reservations Required)
   For 10:00 tour, call day before
   For 3:00 tour, call morning of

Winter Hours

Sept. 14 - May 23
Open Tues-Sat, 10am - 3pm • Audio Tours only

Mining Museum Gift Shop

Open same hours as Museum

gift shop

Open Year-Round  •  All Facilities are Handicap Accessible

719-658-0811 • miningmuseum@mincocolo.com