August - October: Friday at 9am
typically offered June - October; weather permitting
Cost & Reservations
$30/adult (ages 13+), $20/child (ages 4-12)
reservations required 2 hours prior to the tour
Where to park
Please park at the Breckenridge Golf Club to meet your guide. Then guests will caravan to the trailhead where there is free trail parking.
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 2020 Guest Information before visiting a museum or booking a tour.
About the tour
This three mile guided hike takes you to the ghost town of Preston, which more than 130 years ago was a bustling center of approximately 150 residents, a post office, shops and a school. Learn about the town's history, the many rich mines that operated in the area and what led to Preston's demise. See the remains of the Jessie Mill, the area's best surviving example of a stamp mill where ore was processed before being shipped away. A number of interpretive signs along the guided hike show what these mines looked like in their heyday. Great scenery and photo opportunities along the trail.
What to expect
This is an outdoor hike offered in sun, wind, and snow. It is approximately 3 miles and takes three hours. This is a moderate hike; guests from lower elevations may experience the effects of altitude. Hiking boots or sneakers recommended. An empty, reusable water bottle and snack bar are provided to each guest. Click here for more FAQs.
Guests with some hiking experience. Good for families, couples and singles.
What guests say
"Leigh, our guide, was very knowledgeable and patient with our many questions. The hike was a great way to hear about some fascinating history and experience the scenery."
"Fantastic. Our family of 5 had a great time. Perfect pace for smaller kids, lots of info. One of the highlights of our vacation!"
Did you know?
While gold and gold mining is most often highlighted, most of the mines in Summit County produced more silver, lead, and zinc than gold. The Jessie Mine was an exception and a true gold mine!
dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice; all activities weather dependent