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COVID-19 Update: Summer operations are open, learn more.

Gemstone Mining

Test your skills at panning for real gemstones in our mining sluice and take your treasures home! A great way to experience what life was like in the early days of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Not included with the Bird Bundle.


  • Fossils:  $11
  • Gemstones:  $13
  • Motherlode (gemstones, fossils, shark teeth, arrowheads and an amethyst druzy): $27

All activities, lift openings, terrain access and hours of operation are conditions permitting and may change at any time.

Gemstone Mining Health & Safety Measures

  • Masks are required to participate in all summer activities. Masks are available upon request.
  • Guests are required to sanitize hands before participating in summer activities.
  • Mining trays are disinfected before each use.
  • Maze configurations are set up to maximize social distancing when queuing.

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Gemstone Mining


11 am - 7 pm, Daily


$11 - $27