Tour and Activity FAQs

Cancellations made 24 hours* before the scheduled start time will receive a full refund. Cancellations made with-in 24 hours will not be granted a refund. “Extenuating circumstances” cancellations are handled on a case-by-case basis; please contact June at junew@breckhistory.org or 970-453-9767 x102 if you have an extenuating circumstance cancellation request

*Special events or private tours may require additional cancellation time. Private tour fees are non-refundable.

We will cancel a tour or hike for the following reasons:
1) if there is thunder and lightning in the area 10 minutes before the tour is scheduled to start
2) if the weather forecast predicts the temperature will be below zero degrees Fahrenheit at the start of the tour
3) there are extenuating weather/trail circumstances
In each of these cases, a full refund will be given to guests. Otherwise, tours and hikes are offered rain, snow or shine!​​

For the safety and comfort of our guides and other guests and due to the historical significance of our sites, pets are not allowed on tours or hikes. Service dogs as approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act are permitted, however, emotional support, comfort, or companion pets are not allowed.

For the safety and comfort of our guides and other guests we do not permit smoking (including e-cigarettes) on tours or hikes. Breckenridge History reserves the right to request a guest leave a tour or hike if they are smoking.​​

Firearms (open or concealed) are not permitted on any Breckenridge History operated site or activity. Breckenridge History reserves the right to request a guest leave if they are carrying a firearm.​​

As a guest, we encourage you to take souvenir photos but request you do not film tours and hikes. If you are interested in using one our sites for a photo shoot or would like to record film/video of or on a site, please contact Michele at michelec@breckhistory.org or 970-453-9767 x103 to complete a permit application.

Please put your cell phone on silent while on a tour so as not to interrupt the guide. We understand you may need to take an urgent call. If you do, please be courteous to the guide and other guests and step away from the group and speak quietly. 

Please enjoy but do not destroy cultural heritage! Feel free to take pictures, but leave artifacts in place for others to observe. Cultural resources on all Federal Lands, including the White River National Forest, are protected by the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 and the Antiquities Act of 1906.

Any person who, without official permission, excavates, removes, appropriates or vandalizes any historic or prehistoric ruin, artifact, or archaeological resource is subject to substantial penalties – including fines up to $100,000 and imprisonment up to 5 years.

Advance reservations and payment are required for most of our tours and all of our hikes.

You can CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online. Or you can call our reservation line at 970-453-9767 x2, or visit the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 South Main Street to make a reservation.

We ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start time. This allows our guides to check in all guests and begin on time.

We recommend bringing water as most tours last more than an hour. Please dress appropriately for the weather and remember sunglasses and sunscreen for sunny days and extra warm layers for winter tours.

Yes, hiking boots or sneakers are required for all hikes and waterproof boots are required for snowshoeing (we provide the snowshoes!). We also recommend bringing water and a snack. Please dress appropriately for the weather and remember sunglasses and sunscreen for sunny days and extra warm layers for winter hikes.

While tips are never expected, if you enjoyed your experience, please consider showing your guide that you appreciate them making your visit special with a gratuity. 

Yes, children of all ages are welcome on our tours and hikes with the exception of the Bawdy Breckenridge Tour (guests must be 21+ years of age). We offer child-priced tickets (ages 4-12) for most activities and children under 4 are always free with us. Please note that unaccompanied minors are not allowed on any of our tours or hikes. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to join tours or hikes (including mine sites and gold panning).

Yes, all guests must make a reservation and pay to join the Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch experience. We have strict guest capacity at our sites so all guests must be accounted for in the reservation.

Please visit the Breckenridge Tourism Office web site for information about visiting Breckenridge, including lodging, other activities, hiking and skiing.

If you have a question that was not addressed here, please call 970-453-9767 x2 or email info@breckhisotry.org for more information.