Take the Gold Cliff Adventure Trip and explore the Gold Cliff Mine. This is the perfect adventure for those who like both history and exploring different environments. Between 1899 and 1920, Gold Cliff Mine was 2,000 feet deep and produced almost 6 tons of gold. Your guide will tell you the fascinating history and folklore surrounding the Gold Cliff Mine.
The adventure begins in the Gold Cliff Mine parking area to fill out forms and put on your helmet and gloves. Your guide will tell you a little history about the area. After, the guide will take you inside the mine. You will climb through several “stopes” using knotted hang lines, belay harnesses, ladders and a raft. You will feel like you were a miner at the turn of the century. Look around you for pyrites, mica, garnet, and iron. Next you will abroad a raft and float across a 270 foot deep flooded stope. The water is beautiful and clear. Once you complete the tour, you will have been about one mile.
Tours to Gold Cliff Mine are reservation only. To reserve a tour please call 209-736-2708. Children under 12 are not allowed on the tour. The minimum age for a person not accompanied by a parent is 16 years old. The tour costs 99 dollars and lasts 3 ½ to 5 hours. Groups are kept small capping at 10 people. The website is http://caverntours.com/Gold_Cliff.html.