Minnie Mine Loop is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Take a walk past historic mines on Prospect and Mineral Hills and the remains of an old gold dredge. An exhibit of a concentration mill jig explains how miners sorted the rocks and settled out the valuable minerals. The golden aspen make this hike a real treat in autumn. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing is allowed during winter months.
We hiked this trail, which leads into a network of other trails. it was snow packed. I work hiking shoes and my husband wore trail runners with yak tracks. Great sunny trail with good about of foot and bike traffic. Lots of little mining shacks along the way.
Started at the Reiling Dredge Trailhead and went up the Minnie Mine Trail on to the Sidedoor trail and the back to the parking lot on an unmarked trail. 2 miles and 450' elevation. Great little trail with many mining ruins. Lots of trails zig zagging through area so be sure to look at map. Great views of town and ski hill. Good with dog and kids.
Fun hike with historic remnants of area mining operations. Wish I was going to be here in a few weeks to do this hike when all the Aspen change colors. Enjoyed the occasional gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.