The Heritage Visitor Center features a fun and informative museum “Admission is Free” full of unique exhibits of our mining history, early life, and the important role it played in establishing not only Idaho Springs, but the state of Colorado itself.
Enhance your train ride with an optional walking tour of the Lebanon or Everett Silver Mine, located at the halfway point on the railroad. The tours takes you from 500 – 1,200 feet into a mine tunnel bored in the 1870s. Your guide will point out rich veins of silver and tell you about early-day […]
Located two miles west of Idaho Springs in the famous Trail Creek Mining District. Your host is Al Mosch, a gold miner in Clear Creek County for over 60 years who is a third generation miner. In fact the Mosch family is the longest continuing mining family in Colorado! Al, with the help of his […]
Dr. James Underhill came to Idaho Springs in 1897 and was a prominent Colorado surveyor and mining engineer. Underhill was a Harvard graduate who wrote a number of books on surveying. He surveyed many of the city plots and mines in and around Idaho Springs. He was also a professor at the Colorado School of […]