French Gulch Topo Map

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Take a walk around the dredge piles; then see the beast that made the mess. French Gulch is one of Breckenridge’s most abused mining districts but still retains its beauty. The hike visits several shafts, mill sites, and other points of historical interest. In 1859, as the Pikes Peak gold rush cranked up (having very little to do with Pikes Peak), a party of several dozen outfitted itself in the brand-new, burgeoning camp called Denver City and started for the mountains. They dropped into South Park, then disagreed about where to go next. Half the group wanted to cross Hoosier Pass and prospect around the Blue River valley; the other half wanted to keep poking around South Park. So they split up. The group that dropped into Blue River found a band of Utes already there. The gold-grubbers immediately built a relatively elaborate log fort (Fort Mary B.), which proved unnecessary, as the Utes weren’t hostile at all. Had they seen what was coming, they might have been.
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Silverthorne, Colorado

Get French Gulch Topo maps on One of Colorado's best camping sites, French Gulch is located near Silverthorne, CO. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around French Gulch. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your French Gulch route ahead of time.

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Mar 2018