Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Cripple Creek

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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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  • The drive from Colorado Springs was beautiful and full of fall color. There are plenty of places to pull off the road and admire the view. We arrived just before a tour started so our wait wasn't...  more »
  • It's a nice spot to stop at and check out the old mining equipment and Area. Gorgeous views too. There is a small store and diner. Clean bathroom. We opted out of the 1,000 feet elevator into the...  more »

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