Dynamic Variation:
Hotel Rates

Argo Gold Mill and Mine


Gold panning lessons are included in each tour ticket price. Each visitor gets the chance to try their luck with an ore sample containing real placer gold — and yes, you keep what you find! Learn the techniques that prospectors use. Many folks are surprised to learn that a variety of gemstones can also be found while gold panning in Colorado. We also offer a gemstone panning option; ask your tour guide if you would rather give that a try. You may find Peridot, Topaz, Garnet, Quartz, Amethyst, Citrine, Agates or the state gemstone, Aquamarine. Keep everything you recover and our on-duty staff will help identify everything you've found!

Tickets From $12.00
Book Now

Plan to be on the tour at the Argo for an hour and a half to two hours for the full experience. Each professionally guided tour of the Argo Mill and Tunnel takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. A gold panning lesson and experience, which lasts about 20 minutes, is also included with every Argo Mill and Tunnel tour. Following the tour of the Argo Mill and Tunnel, each tour guest will get a gold panning lesson using a sample with real gold ore. You keep what you find! Learn about the history behind the tunnel, mill, and mines.

Tickets From $25.00
Book Now


Tour the historic ARGO Mill and experience the gold rush! Your tour of the ARGO property includes a short ARGO history movie and narrative on area gems and minerals. Get a demonstration of mining equipment then enjoy transportation to the top of our property to view the ARGO Tunnel portal/mine and the ARGO gold processing mill. Your tour guide will provide a narrative during the multi-story mill descent that finishes in the expansive ARGO mining artifact museum followed by a gold panning lesson.


  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Hours: Summer: 9:30am-5pm, Fall & Winter: 10am-2pm (Weather Permitting, Call Ahead)
  • Motor Coach Parking:
  • Day Trip:
  • Guided:
  • History & Heritage:
  • Outside Denver:
  • Same-day Booking:
  • Group Rates Available: