Fulfill your dream of prospecting just like they did in the old days, and KEEP WHAT YOU FIND!
Join mining expert professionals, Colorado Bob Ross (featured on the hit TV show, ‘Prospectors’ on The Weather Channel), or his right-hand man, Stacy Linn Brown, for the thrill of a lifetime on our popular Prospector Tours! Bob and Stacy will guide and teach guests the basics of the different minerals still available to find at one of the richest mines in La Plata Canyon. This tour is a bucket list dream-come-true for aspiring prospectors or history buffs worldwide!
Your tour includes a scenic, comfortable ride from Durango to the La Plata Mountains where we’ll climb trails that the miners used with pack mules and horse-drawn wagons to get their gold and silver ore to the railhead to be processed in Durango and points beyond. As part of your tour, we provide safety glasses, gloves, and a rock hammer for you to use as you search for the treasures left behind by the miners that worked the mine more than a hundred years ago. The best part of the tour is that we give you an ore sample sack to hold all of the treasures you find and are yours to keep. That’s right, folks! Finders keepers!
This is a physically demanding trip and proper dress is required; hats with neck straps, long pants, shoes or boots with good ankle support, and jackets are recommended as we are going up in elevation and down in temperatures. Dress in layers and bring sunscreen. We will provide water and light snacks. These tours are limited due to seasonal accessibility. So, schedule your prospecting adventure today!
Please note: We require a minimum age of 5 years old for our Prospector Tours.