Gold Mine and Dredge Boat Hike

Schedule

offered year round; hike is summer and fall and snowshoe in winter

private tour by request only

Cost & Reservations

$25/adult (ages 13+)

$15/child (ages 4-12)​​

+ $40 non-refundable private tour fee

 

reservations required

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

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. 

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

What is the BHA?

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. 

970-453-9767

info@BreckHeritage.com

Mailing Address:  PO Box 2460

Welcome Center:  203 South Main Street

Administrative Office:  309 North Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424

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