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Smuggler Mine Tour

110 Smuggler Mountain Rd, Aspen, CO 81611-2422
+1 970-925-2049
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Much better than any other mine tour I've been on. Most feel touristy, commercial, led by someone... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Norman, Oklahoma
Better than expected or advertised

I was expecting a cheesy tourist trap where you get to peek in a mine. What I got was to walk... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Troy M
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110 Smuggler Mountain Rd, Aspen, CO 81611-2422
+1 970-925-2049
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Much better than any other mine tour I've been on. Most feel touristy, commercial, led by someone who learned about the mine second hand. Definitely ask for Jay. He has worked in that mine for 42 years and continues to this day. He is an...More

Thank SoonerHos55
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I was expecting a cheesy tourist trap where you get to peek in a mine. What I got was to walk fairly deep into a working silver mine. This was a great, great tour. I can't recommend it enough. Jay was the guide and he...More

1  Thank Troy M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My girlfriend and I hiked up from downtown to the front gate, followed the signs and instructions up to the next level and waited by the flag pole. The sign said they were doing a safety inspection and would be right back. After sitting there...More

2  Thank Bob G
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Most people have never been in any mine, but this trip, right in town, takes one back in time to the 1880's when Silver was King. Mining silver has always been difficult, only candel's for light, picks and shovels, after blasting with black powder and...More

Thank Aspeneyesurgeon
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

BEST MINE TOUR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! We had no idea about this but it was amazing🙂🙂Jay was our guide! Best guide ever😊😊He was so nice and took time out of his lunch just for us☺He might be an older man but he's got a young spirit and...More

Thank hairlessterrier
Reviewed 5 July 2016

It was really cool to see in the mine and get a good grasp of how miners worked. We were a group of four, however, were paired up with two other groups of three or four people, so there were about 11 of us total...More

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Forget the glitter of downtown Aspen, take a tour of the Smuggler Mine to experience the real Aspen. Jay is a great tour guide. I learned a lot from him. Nice an cool 50*F in mine. Very safe. I loved wearing the mining equipment. Also...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 31 March 2016

If you have an opportunity for Jay Parker to be your Tour Guide, you must take advantage. He is extremely knowledgable and has an encyclopedic like understanding of every aspect of the mine from the beginning history to the geology to the mapping of the...More

7  Thank KevinR8
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We didn't get to even see the mine. They are only open on weekends & for groups of 4 or more people. That is really limiting.

5  Thank Beachbum93014
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Traveling back 1200 feet under Smuggler Mountain and departing on a different level is an experience worth going for. Knowledgeable guide.

2  Thank Vince M
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