Founded in the Gold Rush of 1986 South Pass City exploded into life. 2000 people called the place home - briefly! Miners dreamed of riches waiting to be panned from the creeks & hillsides. What they found was wind, snow & the trials of life on the frontier. Most left as quickly as they came, butt some stayed behind & made a life along the banks of Willow Creek. Mining, /ranching & mercantile kept the place going. Their tenacity left behind one of the most authentic gold mining towns in the American west.
Carissa Mine & Mill Tours - Tour the historic Carissa Mine Complex & see the extraordinary workings of an early 20th century gold Mill. Tours Memorial Day- Labor Day, Thursday-Sunday. Call 307-332-3684 or www.southpasscity.com reservations.
Located 2 miles off Highway 28, 35 miles south of Lander, WY. South Pass City is located just 13 miles from Willie's Handcart Historic Marker in the heart of historic Oregon Trail Country.