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Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum

2.5 miles up CR 20, Lake City, CO 81235
+1 970-944-2506
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very interesting

Great people. Very knowledgable about the early days of mining and how the work was done... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Leland L
Frisco City, United States
Great tour and interesting for all!

We visited Lake City a week ago. First off, the mine isn't doing a full touring schedule right now... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Hawkins, Texas
via mobile
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Open daily, 10am to 5pm, June to September. Open during the winter by appointment. Admission: $13 for adults, $9 for children. The Hard Tack Mine brings the unique history of mining to life. Join us for underground mine tours, exhibits packed with mining history and machinery and a fantastic underground gift shop brimming with treasures. You can also pick up last minute supplies at the Company Store located just outside the mine porthole. The mine is located on the Alpine Loop National Back Country Byway, near the Hidden Treasure mill site and the ghost town of Treasure City.It is a constant 45 degrees in the mine, so a light jacket is recommended. Tours are handicap accessible and state inspected. Group tours are available year round by appointment.
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2.5 miles up CR 20, Lake City, CO 81235
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Great people. Very knowledgable about the early days of mining and how the work was done. Interesting looking at the different tools and methods used. Thanks for a great tour.

Thank Leland L
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Lake City a week ago. First off, the mine isn't doing a full touring schedule right now. They are in the off-season but don't let that stop you from booking a tour! Just contact them and they will set up a private tour...More

Thank SuperShan30
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We've driven past this for years. Finally, we decided to stop. We weren't expecting much. What a fun surprise! A lot of thought and imagination went into this tour. We had a group of five children ages 6 - 10, plus five adults. It was...More

Thank Luv2Jeep777777
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The 20+ minute tour was led by an old timer who was informative but couldn't get the group to laugh at his subtle jokes. The Rock and mineral display was the best part of the tour. This tour is through an old tunnel for removing...More

Thank 42kRun
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The drive to the Hard Tack Mine is a little dusty and bumpy but worth it. Bill, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the mines and other history. If you have really small children, they could get a little bored during the tour. The...More

Thank Tina N
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Hard Tack has been a staple of the area for many years. A former silver mine, the tour is all on one level -no elevators or stairs- and easily navigated by young and old alike. Those who aren't fond of close spaces may want...More

Thank DriftersDispatch
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited the mine because a friend told us the guide was really good - and he was! The displays were interesting and the guide had fun stories to tell - he was really able to answer the questions. Only took about 45 minutes, but...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It was a lot of fun going into a mine and learning how awful the working conditions were for the miners. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and took the time to answer every question asked. The gift shop (located inside the mine) had tons...More

Thank JohnInYukonOklahoma
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The hardtack mine tours are awesome. it's great for all ages. you might be able to bring a stroller or wheel chair into the mine the tour guides are great and friendly. reminder bring pants not shorts. they have jackets in the gift shop for...More

1  Thank Brolandvlogs D
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We have done several mine tours all over Colorado and this is one of our favorites. The gift shop is set inside the mine. The tour is very, very informative and tells about the history of mining in CO. They have some great rock/mineral specimens...More

Thank pens1fan
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