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Learn More About Ouray’s Rich Mining Past

mountainsNumerous decades before it became what it is today, Ouray, Colorado was teeming with miners seeking fame and fortune by mining for gold. As the mining heyday eventually came to an end, many of these mines plus the mining towns that accompanied them were abandoned but left largely intact. Today, many of these mines and ghost towns can still be visited.

While exploring on your own is always fine, a tour is a great way to get a glimpse of the past and enrich yourself on nuggets of knowledge and trivia about Ouray’s past. The Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour is a great experience the whole family can enjoy. Bachelor Mine on Gold Hill stood out for its reliability and strength, resulting in roughly $250,000 in production during its first years for each of its three owners. Adjusted for inflation, that number would come out to somewhere around $4 million each.

The Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour takes guests deep into Gold Mountain, reaching about 1,500 feet. Besides the tour guide sharing knowledge, guests will also have the opportunity to learn how to prospect for gold, just like the miners did all those years ago. The tour is definitely worth experiencing!

This update is provided by Twins Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs. Our Ouray Colorado lodging, full-service hotel has seven different room types including rooms for couples or families with children. Our amenities include hot springs, a free breakfast, spectacular vistas of the mountains, and much more. For additional information on our Ouray Colorado lodging location, please call 800.207.2700 or visit us at 125 3rd Avenue Ouray, Colorado 81427.


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