By Jen Lee
Explore the fabled Golden Horseshoe, one of Colorado’s most prolific mining regions dating back to the 1850s, on a guided snowshoe hike.
Why we love it
- Tour recommended by USA Today and Examiner
- Choose from two historical hikes: French Gulch or Iowa Hill gold-mining sites
- Enjoy views of the Tenmile Range and see ruins of mine sites
- Colorado Summit Magazine recommends a "peaceful sojourn" in the French Gulch
Feb. 8, 2014 - April 14, 2014; Mondays and Saturdays only
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
Breckenridge Welcome Center
203 South Main St.
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Tel: 970-453-9767 ext. 2
- $29 (reg. up to $50) for one of two guided snowshoe hikes for two people (including snowshoe rentals)
French Gulch gold mine and dredge snowshoe hike (two-and-a-half miles roundtrip; approx. three hours) treks through the Golden Horseshoe
Take in views of the range, see mine ruins and the Reiling Dredge boat
Departs Mondays at 10 a.m. from B & B Trail Head (weather permitting)
Iowa Hill gold miner's snowshoe hike (one-and-a-half miles roundtrip; approx. two hours) explores the old mine site
See authentic artifacts and visit a restored miners' boarding house from 1868
Departs Saturdays at 10 a.m. from the Public Works facilities (weather permitting)
The fine print
Valid from first available tour date - April 14, 2014 during merchant's tour hours. French Gulch tours are Mondays at 10 a.m; Iowa Hill tours are Saturdays at 10 a.m. Reservations required; must be made before 8 p.m. on Sunday prior to French Gulch hike or before 8 p.m. on Friday prior to Iowa Hill hike. Snowshoe hikes are offered on a weather and snow dependent basis; may be cancelled if temperature is below zero degrees Fahrenheit at scheduled start time of the hike. Present voucher upon arrival. Tax, if applicable, and gratuity not included. Please tip accordingly. 24-hour cancellation policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture. Please dress appropriately for weather.
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