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Eagle and High Peak Mine

End of C St, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-0036
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Fun and informative

Our family group of 11 took the tour. Kids 6,11, 16, and young adults 19,20 Adults 39-48 and 2... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Erica A
via mobile
Interesting and Informative Mine Tour

Overall, this was a good experience for someone who has never taken a mine tour. Our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dale W
Clayton, California
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End of C St, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-0036
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family group of 11 took the tour. Kids 6,11, 16, and young adults 19,20 Adults 39-48 and 2 seniors. We all liked the tour. It is a very unique experience. The guides very informative and you can tell they actually enjoyed their jobs and...More

Thank Erica A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, this was a good experience for someone who has never taken a mine tour. Our tour guide gave a lot of information about how the actual process of mining worked and there were plenty of tools from the day to illustrate what he was...More

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Are you kidding me? Talk about facing your demons. I'm the guy who doesn't do enclosed MRIs. Yet, into a mountain I walked. Jerry, our tour guide was incredibly knowledgable about the are and the min in particular. Safety was job one for him. He...More

1  Thank Stu B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was Matt. He was fantastic. Not only did we learn the history of the area, but we also learned about various gems, geology, earth's movement, philosophical ideas, comical antidotes and health tips. It was a Monday morning, so only 4 of us...More

1  Thank m-vano
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect on a mining tour, and I left very impressed. Learned a ton about geology, mining, and the history of Julian. Both the grounds and inside the mine are fascinating. Had a fantastic tour guide named Matthew who was both knowledgeable...More

Thank velk19976
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Technically we arrived just after the last tour time but the folks at the attraction agreed to take me and my wife for a tour down the mine. Boy did we enjoy it. The tour guide was really interesting and knowledgeable and once we admitted...More

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Following Duane through this hard rock mine, listening and learning about its history and the gold recovery process was so interesting. We learned a lot. And trying a bit of panning (even though "catch and release") added to the experience. We are very glad we...More

Thank ld-bjd
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Jerry provided a walk back to rock mining in 1870. He explained the machinery and process of extracting a small amount of gold from tons of rock. You can try your hand at panning for real gold, but you can not keep it. The visit'...More

Thank tom2831
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This was extremely interesting. Definitely an excursion the whole family would enjoy. You get to go into a real gold mine that was now a tourist adventure.

Thank chriswm2017
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We found it by accident on trip adviser and went there. The tour in the mines are cool to see and they let you find gold in from the sand. The town julian is also cute, like the time stood still.

Thank Marty K
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7 November 2017|
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Response from Matt T | Reviewed this property |
A couple of the women who had dresses on went up last because the small "stairs" were more like a latter with about 20 steps up. Not wheelchair accessible, but not at all strenuous either.
Diane E
22 October 2017|
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Response from BrendaJrz | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is open year round. It is much cooler there than it's surrounding cities and the mine is very cold so bring at least a light sweater.
26 May 2017|
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Response from mai2centsworth | Reviewed this property |
tour would be boring for kids under 10.