Hike the Golden Horseshoe
About Hike The Golden Horseshoe
This 2.5-mile guided hike takes you through the Golden Horseshoe, one of Colorado’s most fertile mining regions and home to dozens of early mining operations. See the remains of the historic Reiling dredge boat and hear about early mining and its environmental impacts. Great views of the Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Ten Mile Range abound on this scenic adventure! Excellent photo opportunities along the way.
Schedule & Cost
There is free trail parking at the B&B Trailhead.
This is an outdoor hike/snowshoe offered year round in sun, wind, and snow. It is a moderate hike; please be aware that guests from lower elevations may experience the effects of altitude. Hiking boots or sneakers recommended. The 2.5 mile hike takes approximately 2.5 hours. In the winter season, snowshoes are provided at no extra cost. Click here for more FAQs.
Beginner to intermediate hikers/snowshoers. Great for groups, families, and couples. Outdoor photographer hikers looking for stunning views and quintessential mining remains.
“Beautiful snowshoe hike with a guide who lived much of the history. Everyone had a great time. Scenery was breathtaking and the history was fascinating.”
“The tour of French Gulch by snow shoe was beautiful, fun and informative. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the mining that took place in this area. He was a great guide and we had a great group of people. I highly recommend this tour.”
The Reiling Dredge is one of the best preserved and accessible dredge boats in North America. Nine dredges operated in the Breckenridge area between 1898 and 1942.