Tour the "Richest Square Mile on Earth"

Starting at $19.95 | 120 Min | All Ages | Experience the deep & rich mining history of Central City


Black Hawk / Central City


Rates Adult (Ages 15+): $28.95 Youth (Ages 5-14): $19.95 Senior (Ages 60+): $24.95 Military: $24.95

Duration 120 minutes

About Discover the rich history of Central City, once known as “The Richest Square Mile on Earth.” Founded in 1859 during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, Central City provided supplies to over 10,000 miners in its heyday. You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to explore remnants of iconic goldmines and try your hand at finding treasure!

Located in the Rocky Mountains 35 miles west of Denver, Central City was one of the top gold-producing districts in the U.S. In fact, in its period of peak production, it was almost named the Colorado state capital! Get ready to experience this historic city, rich in legends, ghost lore, and abandoned mines, on a scenic van trip with plenty of fascinating stops.

Join Earth Treasures Tours for a fun-filled, educational Colorado gold mine tour into the exciting past of the state’s mining heyday. Make a stop at Gregory Diggings, home of the original gold strike that initially brought miners to the Central City-Black Hawk area. You may even get the opportunity to sit with a real old time miner!

Get ready for a memorable adventure and book your Colorado mine tour online today!

Anyone 15 years old or under needs to be accompanied by an adult to enter the gold mine. Cash and credit card accepted on site. Call for discounts of groups 8+ Not ADA accessible Inquire about your very own private tour.

Also, panning may not be available. Your tour guide will accommodate extra items while on your tour. So sorry due to wet conditions we may not be able to make it back into our panning and looking down old mine shafts. 

Important note:  this tour has a minimum of two guests.  You will be contacted within 24 hours if your tour has not met the minimum participants. If we haven’t filled enough spots, you will be provided options:

1) Cover the cost of the vacant spot on the tour
2) Re-schedule your tour for next best available trip
3) Rain check for future tour with Earth Treasures Tours
4) Refund for your trip


  • Bagged lunch $25.00
  • Gold Pan Package $25.00
  • 20% tip for guide 20.00%

Booking Notes


  • What to bring: No water is provided, it is recommended to bring beverage and snack.

  • Tennis shoes or better. Light jacket.

  • Convenient car parking at the Century Casino parking garage or Central City public parking and walk to visitor center where we begin our tour.

  • Bathroom breaks courtesy of Central City Casino.


Cancellation Policy

In person customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.


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Family Friendly Guided Tours History Outdoors