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Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum

2.5 miles up CR 20 (Henson Creek), Lake City, CO 81235
+1 970-944-2506
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Nice mineral display

The 20+ minute tour was led by an old timer who was informative but couldn't get the group to laugh... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun way to spend a few hours and learn something

The drive to the Hard Tack Mine is a little dusty and bumpy but worth it. Bill, our tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tina N
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Open daily, 10am to 5pm, June to September. Open during the winter by appointment. Admission: $13 for adults, $9 for children. The Hard Tack Mine brings the unique history of mining to life. Join us for underground mine tours, exhibits packed with mining history and machinery and a fantastic underground gift shop brimming with treasures. You can also pick up last minute supplies at the Company Store located just outside the mine porthole. The mine is located on the Alpine Loop National Back Country Byway, near the Hidden Treasure mill site and the ghost town of Treasure City.It is a constant 45 degrees in the mine, so a light jacket is recommended. Tours are handicap accessible and state inspected. Group tours are available year round by appointment.
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  • Average9%
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2.5 miles up CR 20 (Henson Creek), Lake City, CO 81235
+1 970-944-2506
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 20+ minute tour was led by an old timer who was informative but couldn't get the group to laugh at his subtle jokes. The Rock and mineral display was the best part of the tour. This tour is through an old tunnel for removing...More

Thank 42kRun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive to the Hard Tack Mine is a little dusty and bumpy but worth it. Bill, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the mines and other history. If you have really small children, they could get a little bored during the tour. The...More

Thank Tina N
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Hard Tack has been a staple of the area for many years. A former silver mine, the tour is all on one level -no elevators or stairs- and easily navigated by young and old alike. Those who aren't fond of close spaces may want...More

Thank DriftersDispatch
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited the mine because a friend told us the guide was really good - and he was! The displays were interesting and the guide had fun stories to tell - he was really able to answer the questions. Only took about 45 minutes, but...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It was a lot of fun going into a mine and learning how awful the working conditions were for the miners. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and took the time to answer every question asked. The gift shop (located inside the mine) had tons...More

Thank JohnInYukonOklahoma
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The hardtack mine tours are awesome. it's great for all ages. you might be able to bring a stroller or wheel chair into the mine the tour guides are great and friendly. reminder bring pants not shorts. they have jackets in the gift shop for...More

1  Thank Brolandvlogs D
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We have done several mine tours all over Colorado and this is one of our favorites. The gift shop is set inside the mine. The tour is very, very informative and tells about the history of mining in CO. They have some great rock/mineral specimens...More

Thank pens1fan
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Fun tour for all, as others have said it is not a true mine but was going to be a connection to a mine, that was shut down in the early 1900's. Very informative and fairly short tour but the owners are the tour guides...More

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The mine is a tunnel that was actually made to connect to a real mine, but the experience was still very good. There is a gift store underground and there are several exhibits with gems and minerals from the local area. The tour group we...More

Thank Kristina B
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This mine is a fantastic visit to learn about mining history and mining that was done in the area. It has a great little gift shop full of all kinds of beautiful trinkets. We have been there several times. Kids will really enjoy it. It...More

1  Thank Firefly1423
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