French Gulch Gold Mine and Dredge Boat Hike

Join an experienced guide for a hike through Breckenridge’s fabled Golden Horseshoe, one of Colorado’s most fertile mining regions and the location of dozens of early mining operations. Along the way, take in scenic views of Ten Mile Range, hear about the local environment, and see the ruins of mine sites and the gold-gobbling Reiling Dredge boat.

This hike is approximately 2.5 miles round-trip with several uphill sections and lasts approximately 2 hours. For our guests visiting from lower elevations, this is a manageable hike if you have acclimated to 10,000 feet. We do not suggest you hike with us if you are feeling symptoms of altitude sickness.

Proper footwear is required for participation: waterproof hiking boots or snow boots



This hike is offered year round; it is typically a regular hike May-October and a snowshoe hike November-April.

This hike is available as a private event; please contact Cindy at or 970-453-9767 x102 for more information.


$15/Adult, $10/Child (4-12)

Location & Directions

Hike begins at the B & B Trail Head southeast of downtown Breckenridge. There is no public transportation to the B & B Trail Head.

From the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 South Main Street), travel north on Main Street. Turn right onto Wellington Road and travel approximately 1 mile. At the stop sign, turn right onto French Gulch Road. Travel 0.5 miles and the road will turn to a well maintained gravel road. Travel an additional 0.7 miles to the B & B Trail Head. Look for a small brown sign on the right - it is easy to miss! Turn right at the sign into the parking lot.

CLICK HERE for a directional map to the trailhead

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are required 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the hike to receive a refund.


Minimum Guest Requirement: We do not have a minimum guest requirement; however, we do have a maximum guest limit to ensure the enjoyment of the tour.

Weather Policy: We will cancel a guided tour or hike for the following reasons: 1) if there is thunder and lightning in the area 10 minutes before a tour is scheduled to start, and 2) if the weather forecast predicts the temperature will be below zero degrees at the start of the tour. In each of these cases, a full refund will be given to guests. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed on hikes, with the exception of service animals.

Please note that smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted on any hike and we reserve the right to request you leave the hike if you are smoking.

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