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Last Chance Mine

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Address: 504 Last Chance Mine Rd, Creede, CO 81130
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+1 719-238-7959
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This is a 1891 silver mine that is being restored and open- free to see. It...

This is a 1891 silver mine that is being restored and open- free to see. It has rock and mineral collecting, old buildings, its own museum and mine buildings. We are working on opening the underground for tours and continuing to restore several old structures.The 1891 tunnel was opened in June 2014 and is currently undergoing restoration for the upcoming public opening. Come stay overnite with us in one of the restored mining cabins,fully furnished and wake up to the old mining history. The best time you can have in Creede, Colorado. Visit our free museum see great vistas and you and your loved will leave with memories that will last a lifetime. You will visit no other place quite like this place,

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Looking forward to the mine opening for tours this year!

Been going to Last Chance Mine every year for past 5-6 yrs (ever since new owner, Jack, opened it to the public). He has been working on it and getting ready to open the actual... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Carolyn N
Quinlan, Texas
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Quinlan, Texas
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Been going to Last Chance Mine every year for past 5-6 yrs (ever since new owner, Jack, opened it to the public). He has been working on it and getting ready to open the actual mine for tours. I understand there is a large amethyst vein that runs through it as well as lots of silver and other gemstones. I... More 

Thank Carolyn N
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

My kiddos and I went here in 2012 and stayed three nights. We loved driving the mining roads looking for old headframes from the mining boom days! The cabin was exactly like it would have been in the 1800's and we loved using the wood burning cookstove! Absolutely recommend this place for the adventurous family!

Thank Secondhandhippie
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The best part about a trip to the Last Chance Mine is the drive leaving here. The place is terribly run down and the owner is the rudest and most uneducated person you will ever meet in your lifetime. You would save people a wasted trip by retiring and letting an Indian family build this place back into what it... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is as authentic an experience that anyone will get when visiting the true historically significant towns of Colorado. Our kids were excited to go, and tired when done - but really enjoyed how much they learned about the reality of the mining life, and how hard the work really is. Cavernous, great lighting and restoration, and the tour guides... More 

Thank cornerstonevending
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Fun stop on the Bachelor loop. Excellent and informative mine tour and history of the mine. Also fun to rock hound for a while even if we didn't know what we were doing.

Thank rtinmo
Port Aransas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Amber and Fish brought the mine to life for us. Amber started our visit off with how Jack acquired the mine and what his vision was for the Last Chance. Fish continued the experience by taking us into the tunnels and showing us how the ore and stones were mined. He explained the process of mining in the late 1890's... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The view is stunning. The restoration is great. It is a mine tour for even the claustrophobic. I can't say enough about it all. Even getting there is great. We were considering coming back to stay in one of the cabins. Having said all that, the Last Chance Mine would get top reviews if the employees were not volunteering their... More 

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silverminer1891, Owner at Last Chance Mine, responded to this review

I thank you for you review but it is freedom of speech that i did not spout right wing lies about your president as for my statement it was not that we needed two Colorados it was a statement of fact that we have two Colorados already the front range and rest of us when a select group control the... More 

Denver CO
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our guide was quirky, but knowledgable, and we enjoyed it so much we looked up more information on the Internet on the way home.

Thank bjsDenverCO
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

The mine is well lighted and safety comes first. With required hard hats, safe room, air monitors, and emergency phone. The tunnels and stoops are beyond description. The walls are covered in amethyst and agate crystals. You have to see it to believe what the miners did.

Thank Gary B
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The parking monitor-person had us park in a specific spot. We got to watch adorable chipmunks peek around her as she sat on a giant rock and gave us some history of the mine. Later you could buy sunflower seeds for 25 cents to feed the chipmunks. The jewelry shop was small but interesting. Lots of variety. So MANY different... More 

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