Gold Mine and Dredge Boat Hike


Available for private tours. Please complete the tour inquiry form. 

The current tour capacity is 6 guests and 1 guide in accordance with the Summit County public health ordinance. Please note that if you have a group larger than 6 people, we may be able to book a private tour with two guides to split the group in accordance with our tour capacities. Please fill out the Private Tour Inquiry form to request a private tour. 

Cost & Reservations

$25/adult (ages 13+),  $15/child (ages 4-12)​​

advance reservations and payment required

Face masks are required on all BHA hikes and tours

Where to park

There is free trail parking at the B&B Trailhead. 

Where to meet

B & B Trailhead, French Gulch Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424

This tour is available by private request. Please complete the tour inquiry form. A staff member will be in touch to confirm your tour.

About the tour

This 2.5 mile guided hike takes you through the Golden Horseshoe, one of Colorado's most fertile mining regions and home to dozens of early mining operations. See the remains of the historic Reiling dredge boat and hear about early mining and its environmental impacts. Great views of the Breckenridge Ski Area and the Ten Mile Range abound on this scenic adventure! Excellent photo opportunities along the way. 

This guided hike/snowshoe is currently offered as a private tour by request. Please allow 24 hours advance notice for BHA staff to line up a tour guide for your group. You may complete the request form on this page, email or call 970-453-9767 x2 to request this guided hike for your group. 

What to expect

This is an outdoor hike/snowshoe offered year round in sun, wind, and snow. It is a moderate hike; please be aware that guests from lower elevations may experience the effects of altitude. Hiking boots or sneakers recommended. The 2.5 mile hikes takes approximately 2.5 hours. In the winter season, snowshoes are provided at no extra cost. Click here for more FAQs.

Best for 

Beginner to intermediate hikers/snowshoers. Great for groups, families, and couples. Outdoor photographer hikers looking for stunning views and quintessential mining remains.  

What guests say

"Beautiful snowshoe hike with a guide who lived much of the history. Everyone had a great time. Scenery was breathtaking and the history was fascinating."

"The tour of French Gulch by snow shoe was beautiful, fun and informative. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the mining that took place in this area. He was a great guide and we had a great group of people. I highly recommend this tour."

Did you know?

The Reiling Dredge boat is one of the best preserved and accessible dredge boats in North America. They were common in Summit County's mining heyday, with dozens operating in the area.

dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice; all activities weather dependent

Our Mission: The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance preserves unique historic resources in the Breckenridge area and connects residents and visitors to our past through inspiring interpretation of heritage sites and stories.


Our Vision: The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is a community-supported, nationally-recognized non-profit leader in local historic preservation, interpretation and authentic heritage tourism.


Mailing Address:  PO Box 2460

Welcome Center:  203 South Main Street

Administrative Office:  309 North Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424

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