mine tour

Phoenix Gold Mine Tour in Idaho Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown (2)

If you’d like to see an historic western mountain town, look no further than Idaho Springs, only 30 or so minutes west of Denver. Today, people come to town to soak at Indian Hot Springs, enjoy a beer at a local brewery and otherwise do touristy things. However, at one point, people flowed into Idaho Springs with hopes of striking it rich, or making a little money at a local

Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, mayor of HeidiTown touring the Bachelor-Syracuse Mine in Ouray, Colorado as part of HeidiTown Fest. Photo by Ryan Schlaefer

The fog was rolling through the minty green aspen trees as we bumped up the road towards the Bachelor-Syracuse Mine above Ouray. It was the day after HeidiTown Fest and folks would be returning home, but first, a handful of festival goers were going to embark on one of Colorado’s most unique experiences, an outside, camp-style breakfast followed by a tour of a historic mine. The Bachelor-Syracuse Mine on Gold