Copper Mine Tour

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Date(s) - 12/28/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join an exclusive tour into the copper mine located in the Tom Mays Unit of Franklin Mountains State Park.  We’ll unlock the gate at the mine shaft entrance and take a small group into this mysterious mine shaft for a tour to learn about the geology and history of El Paso and the Franklins.  No climbing is necessary, just one tight squeeze to enter the mine.

Cost: $25 Adults 18 and over. $15 children 12-17 years of age.  Minimum total group size is 5, maximum total size is 12.  (Individuals may sign up for the tour – total size of group will be between five and twelve.)

You must call 915-526-1091 to make a reservation and prepay for this adventure.  Cancellations more than 48 hours in advance will receive 50% refunds. No refunds within 48 hours.

The Details:

  • We’ll meet at the Mundy’s Gap Trailhead inside the Tom Mays Unit of Franklin Mountains State Park.  BE PROMPT!
  • Total tour time is approximately 90 minutes.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • There is a 1/4-mile walk on a rocky trail from the parking area to the mine entrance.
  • Temperature inside the mine is a relatively constant 65ºF.
  • No food or drink allowed inside the mine.
  • Bring a working flashlight, if possible.
  • Hardhats/helmets will be supplied.

GeoBetty Tours can take you into the mine on the west side of the Franklins.

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