“There’s gold in them hills,” said the grizzled miner pointing toward snowy mountains. Those rich words still hold true long after the vanished cries of “Pikes Peak or Bust!” brought hordes of treasure seekers to the Colorado Rockies in 1859.
Here are some of the best places in Colorado to learn about the mining heritage, get up close to gold in underground tunnels, and try your hand at panning for gold to strike it rich.
- Stewart M. Green, OutThere Colorado
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