Adult: $20 | Child (3-12): $12


Closed for season: Oct 16, 2017 – April 2018. Reopening April 13, 2018.

Average Time

1 to 2 hours


Since 1891, the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, or “Mollie,” has been producing gold ore 100 stories under Cripple Creek. Travel deep underground via elevator and experience America’s only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour.

Experience what life was like for the early miners and see real, exposed gold veins throughout the mine. Become a part of the evolution of mining techniques from 1891 to now. Your one hour tour at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine will be led by knowledgeable guides who will take you through the history of this unique gold mine in Cripple Creek.

After your gold mine tour, we highly recommend you try the Hard Rock Diner right on site. The restaurant is a local favorite and a unique dining experience overlooking the gold hills of Cripple Creek. It’s nothing fancy, just high-quality, darn-good food! You HAVE to try it!


Climate is of dry high altitude. Meaning when it’s sunny it is mild, when it’s cloudy it’s cool. This is true year around. The Cripple Creek area averages 340 days of sunny weather with average temperatures 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Colorado Springs and 15 to 20 degrees cooler than Canon City, Making Cripple Creek, Colorado the BEST PLACE TO BE ON A HOT SUMMER DAY!
Reservations are recommended for groups of 25 or more. Discounts are only available with pre-payment.
For Group rates visit:
– Underground Temperature: 50 degrees F / 10 degrees C
– How long do tours last?: About 1 hour.
Yes, the mine is as-real-as it gets. The Mollie Kathleen is documented by the National Geological Survey as a gold production mine.
Jackets and state required hardhats are provided. Good walking shoes are suggested.
No, the mine is not claustrophobic. In order to mine underground, one must haul equipment in and gold out. Therefore, a hard rock mine is made to work in, not crawl through.
No, the Mollie Kathleen is a real gold mine and is not ADA accessible.


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