Gold Mine and Dredge Boat Hike
available by private request only
offered year round; hike in the summer and fall and snowshoe in the winter
Cost & Reservations
$25/adult (ages 13+), $15/child (ages 4-12)
advance reservations and payment required
Where to park
There is free trail parking at the B&B Trailhead.
Where to meet
The BHA has reopened to the public with a limited museum and tour schedule. We are working within federal, state, and local guidelines to provide safe and memorable experiences for our guests. Please read our Summer 2020 Guest Information before visiting a museum or booking a 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.
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