Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch

The first mining operations in Breckenridge were placer, or surface mines. Using water under high-pressure, miners scoured mountain hillsides, collected the released dirt and sediments from above and recovered gold deposits in long sluice boxes. The Lomax Mine, located near downtown Breckenridge, was an active hydraulic placer mining operation in the 1860's. Today, one of our expert guides will take you back in time to Breckenridge's early mining days. Step inside a miner’s cabin, see and feel original hydraulic mining equipment and learn to pan for gold. What you find is yours to keep!



Closed for the Season - Will Re-Open in June 2015

Please check back; we will post our summer schedule when it is finalized.


$10/Adult, $5/Child (ages 4-12)

Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online*, at the Welcome Center or by calling 970-453-9767 x2. If paid in advance, you must bring your printed order confirmation or receipt to the mine as admission/proof of payment.

*Online tickets must be purchased by 10am on the day of the tour; tickets purchased after 10am cannot be processed and will not be valid for the tour selected. If the tour you are interested in is sold out or it is after 10am, please visit the Welcome Center or call 970-453-9767 x2 for availability.

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Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed at the mine site or on the tour, with the exception of service animals.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are required 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the tour to receive a refund.

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301 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, CO


From the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 South Main Street) travel north on Main Street. Turn left onto Ski Hill Road and the mine is 1.0 miles further on the left. There is parking at the mine site.