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!

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Address

301 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, CO

Directions

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.

Schedule

June 13, 2015 - September 6, 2015

Daily at 11am and 1:30pm.
Reservations are required at least 1 hour prior to the start of the tour.

This site is typically open through the end of September. Please check back; we will post our autumn schedule when it is finalized.

Cost

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

Tickets can be purchased online, at the Welcome Center or by calling 970-453-9767 x2. Online tickets purchased within 1 hour of the tour cannot be verified; please call 970-453-9767 x2 for more information.

Buy Tickets

For online purchases, we will enter your information in our reservation system when your order is received. We do not issue paper tickets.

FAQ's

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.

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

Visit our FAQ's page for more information