Underground Mining Museum


Creede Underground


Blasted Out of a Solid Rock Cliff by Local Miners
The Museum and Community Center are both located completely underground.

The Museum includes many displays, including real mining equipment.



Blasted out of a solid rock cliff by three Creede miners, construction of the museum began in 1990. County-hired laborers and volunteers completed all the other work, including rock removal, cribbing, rock batting and cement work. The next summer, tours were given to show actual mining in operation. The miners created 600 feet of drift with 22 displays, a gift shop and the Creede Community Center.

Underground Mining Museum Tours

Over 20,000 people have visited the museum since guided tours began in 1992

Guided Tours:

Walking tour led by retired miners who explain mining equipment and methods

and tell personal stories from their time underground. Great for history buffs!

      Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Audio Tours:

Self-guided walking tour using MP3 audio for an immersive experience. Great for the whole family, especially kids!

      Duration: Approximately 30 mins

You'll learn about:

- Stopeing






Open Year-Round

Starting 2024-

Summer Hours:

Memorial Day through Labor Day

      Open 7 days a week! - 9am - 4pm

Audio Guided Tours: 9am to 3pm

Live Guided Tours: Tuesday - Saturday @ 3pm (reservations required)

      Please call to check for availability

Gift Shop: 9am to 4pm

Winter Hours:

Labor Day through Memorial Day

      Open Tues-Saturday 11am - 4pm

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve/Day, and New Year's Eve/Day

Audio Guided Tours: 11am to 3:30pm 

(School groups call or email to schedule Audio Guided or Live Guided tours)

Gift Shop: 11am to 4pm



Heather Brophy - Mining Museum Director


#9 USFS Road 503
P.O. Box 422
Creede, CO 81130


Underground Mining Museum Board:

Scott Kukuk

Tom Roden


Randy McClure

Scott Lamb

Barb Ahlquist, Alternate

Jimmy Adleman