Historic Preservation Month: Explore Colorado Mining Country—Past and Present—on a Unique 6-Day Tour

28 May
Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) is celebrating 2012 National Historic Preservation Month with Celebrating Historic Preservation in Colorado Communities. Throughout May, DCI will highlight projects and historic preservation best practices that contribute to downtown revitalization across the state.

Leisure West Tours and History Colorado offer an unforgettable trip to Colorado’s gold mines and ghost towns, August 12–17

Leisure West Tours, a local tour company, has teamed up with History Colorado to offer an exclusive 6-day bus tour through some of Colorado’s most fascinating gold mines and ghost towns. The tour includes interpretation in history, archaeology and historic preservation as participants experience Colorado’s spectacular scenery—from Cripple Creek to the San Juan Mountains.

Adventures are at every turn: Explore backcountry in 4-wheel drive vehicles and walk in the footsteps of early miners; discover ghost towns and abandoned mines; walk among the ruins of buildings and see equipment left behind; ride an old “trammer” into Galena Mountain to examine mining as it used to be; see how time stood still in a historic processing mill and learn how the gold was extracted from the ore; even tour of one of the largest active open-pit gold mines in the world.
Tour highlights include the Cripple Creek & Victor mine (an actively operating gold mine), the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, the Homestead House Brothel Museum, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the Old Hundred Mine and the Mayflower Mill in spectacular Silverton.
The tour includes five night’s hotel, baggage handling, nine meals, deluxe motor coach transportation, all attractions and tours. Leisure West Tours will donate a portion of the proceeds from the trip to History Colorado’s educational programs for children and adults.
The tour is open to the public with a special rate for History Colorado members. The tour departs from Denver. Seats are limited; reservations will be taken until June 30. The cost is $1,227 for History Colorado members and $1,327 for the general public.
To learn more about this tour, visit www.leisurewesttours.com, or call 303-659-4858. To book this tour, call History Colorado at (303) 866-4686.
For more information about History Colorado, visit www.HistoryColorado.org.

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