Miner's Tour

Deepen the adventure. Rappel into darkness.


2-3 hours

Last tour begins at 3:00 PM ET


Adult: $76

Minimum Age

12 years old

For the Truly Courageous

This tour begins the same as our Prospectors Tour, including entering the No. 1 adit to see solid pieces of native copper and exploring the largest rooms in the mine. Next, this tour parts ways to offer a truly unique experience. Use a rappelling harness and gear to descend 80 feet to a lower level of the mine, crawl through several small areas, and hike through some of the oldest and most interesting parts of the mine.

Choose Your Own Adventure

To finish the tour, the choice is up to you: either cross our daring swing bridge or leave by the traditional 10ft slide. Spanning a 30ft chasm, our swing bridge leads you over a steep stope connecting the second level to the third, to the other side, where you will once again meet up with those not brave enough to cross with you. There is an overhead safety line that you will clip in as you cross.

What to Expect

Participants will possibly get muddy and wet. Anyone considering this tour must be in good physical health and able to negotiate walking on uneven and steep terrain. A light jacket, good walking shoes, and long pants are recommended. No open-toed shoes.

Never Rappelled? No Problem

All participants will be provided with a harness, rappelling equipment, and proper safety training. Most active and healthy people can rappel. It requires a minimal amount of dexterity and core strength.

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