"Gold Rush" Top 5 Page for this destination Keystone Things to Do Tip by tarced

Keystone Things to Do: 17 reviews and 23 photos

  Our miners
by tarced

The Big Thunder Gold Mine is also in Keystone and is interesting if you have time to take the tour. I would suggest taking a sweatshirt or sweater because the mine is around 50 degrees. The tour guides are informative and point out many interesting features of the mine and discuss how history has affected the mine. They also are very knowledgeable about the history of the mine itself. There is also a mill there with artifact tools and they are describe for which each tool was used. You will have to wear a hard hat in the mine so ponytails are impossible. You can also pan for gold - one of the tour guides will show you the technique and you will find some gold dust which, though fairly worthless, is exciting all the same.

Directions: Just east of downtown Keystone

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“So much to see, so little time.”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 2 3 4 6

Have you been to Keystone?

  Share Your Travels