underground mine

Explore life as a 19th century silver miner

“This is the best kept secret in Aspen,” says one recent visitor to the Smuggler Mine. “If you love history and authentic experiences you will love this tour.”

“This is the best kept secret in Aspen,” says one recent visitor to the Smuggler Mine. “If you love history and authentic experiences you will love this tour.”

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The Experience

Experience a piece of Aspen’s past on a tour of Smuggler Mine, site of one of the first silver strikes made in the Roaring Fork Valley in 1879, and where the largest nugget of native silver, weighing nearly a ton, was mined in 1894. Travel deep into the mine as guides share fascinating stories about life as a silver miner in the late 1800s.

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