Minnie Mine Loop

Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Minnie Mine Loop

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The sides of French Gulch sport golden wounds of mine tailings while the bottom is filled with boulder piles dredged from the creek bedrock in the endless quest for gold. Take a walk past historic mines on Prospect and Mineral Hills and the remains of an old gold dredge.

An exhibit of a concentration mill jig explains how miners sorted the rocks and settled out the valuable minerals. Learn about the gold and silver mining history of Breckenridge through interpretive signs at several of the sites. While no active gold mines remain, the golden aspen make this hike a real treat in autumn!"

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Trail Information

Nearby City
540 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5- 2.5 hours
Town of Breckenridge Open Space and Trails, 150 Ski Hill Rd., Breckenridge; (970) 453-3160; www.breckenridgetrails.org
Local Contacts
USGS Breckenridge; Nat Geo Trails Illustrated 109 Breckenridge/Tennessee Pass; Latitude 40˚ Summit County Trails; Breckenridge & Summit County Hiking and Biking Trail Map
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