In the words of the great Steve Earle:

There’s a hole in this mountain and it’s dark and it’s deep
And God only knows all the secrets it keeps
There’s a chill in the air only miners can feel
There’re ghosts in the tunnels that the company sealed

Sends chills up my spine, for truer words have never been said. The dark history surrounding this tunnel near Denver is a devastating and sorrowful truth that is part of our Colorado gold mining heritage. The Argo Gold Mine and Mill was once the largest of its kind in the world and would process over $100 million of gold ore, but it would also go down in history as a widow maker with a fateful flood that will live on in infamy.

Want to know more Mile High underground secrets? Check out What Lies Beneath The Streets of Denver that’s creepy yet amazing or perhaps try Hiking To This Aboveground Cave for a truly surreal experience.

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