Smuggler Mine Tour
Smuggler Mine Tour
4.5

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Natasha I
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I did not find the tour to be up to expectation after reading the reviews... I guess it is all dependent on who was your tour guide and/or how the tour guide was feeling at the day. Our tour (from start to end) was less than 60 minutes (not anywhere close to 1.5h) and still, I felt very bored with rather personal stories the tour guide was telling, or his not so funny jokes. The walking distance inside is very short. Some 20th century unfinished dug ups. Some 19th century recovered things (old can, tools etc). I have been to Aspen several times, this is the first time we decided to do this tour as the weather was too hot to do hikes. Unlike other activities/tours/museums/etc we did in Aspen, I would not repeat this one, and I would not recommend this one to my friends.
Written July 29, 2023
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Thomas M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Excellent tour. Our miner was very informative, personal and funny. We got to see a lot of the mine and the methods used for mining. We even got a geology class. My wife and I really enjoyed it.
Written August 11, 2022
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KLM
Newport Beach, CA167 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This tour is somewhat interesting - we were expecting a lot more history and it was really about what is currently happening in the mine. We did really enjoy walking in an actual mine - quite interesting. We felt it was quite pricey ($40 per person) for a 1.5 hour tour.
Written May 30, 2021
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Victor dW
Thornton, CO3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
Amazing Colorado mining history! Beautiful views. Awesome tour guide is Jay...1800 lb silver nugget! Mine tunnels connecting to Aspen Mountain! #LeadvilleLimestone
Written May 20, 2020
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W0EPK
Golden, CO15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A safe family adventure to explore a silver mine. Guides will not only show you the mine workings, but you will learn of the local history, and how the minerals were processed. Ask them to point out the cabin up on Aspen Mountain which is an access point into these mine workings.
Written November 21, 2019
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David Marino
California641 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This is an absolutely fantastic experience but I would not recommend it for young kids as the tour is a little long. Our guide is a veteran from working the mine in recent years and brought great history to life, but the storytelling got a little long at a few points and could be crisper in terms of getting in and through the mine more efficiently. It’s a very hands-on experience and you go into a couple of layers of the mine and learn a tremendous amount about what it was like in the region back in the 1800s. The whole experience taught me a lot that I never knew about the industry and the region. A must do!
Written September 29, 2019
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Mike M
Newport Beach, CA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Took my family there today and it was an amazing and interesting tour! Our guide was so nice and we learned a lot. A great Aspen experience and well worth it!!!
Written August 17, 2019
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Stephen W
Leadville, CO76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
It has been a while since I took the tour, but I still remember it as a highlight of my visit to Aspen. What an amazing experience to walk into an adit, climb (up or down) various levels, and come out somewhere else! The tour takes you into workings with beautiful crystals and creepy passages, while the guide describes the amazing chunks of silver extracted from the mountains around town. Definitely visit if you can!
Written January 20, 2019
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Joe28ga
Dallas, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is why Aspen is Aspen. If you love history and authentic experiences you will love this tour. Jay is a real character and be sure to save some time to hear his stories.
Written June 20, 2018
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wanke2018
Camarillo, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This is an active mine, not a tourist trap at all. You need an appointment since they work the mines when they are not giving tours. They do charge $30 per person, but well worth the money and tips are accepted for the guide.
Written May 22, 2018
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