Minnie Mine Loop

MODERATE 63 reviews
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Minnie Mine Loop is a 1.8 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.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
275 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

rocky

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.

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14 days ago

Nice short hike. Best views of the mountain are early, take your pictures if you want to then! Cool ruins of old mines. You could join the section of the X10u8 trail (I think I spelled that right) instead of going down to the road if you hate walking on the road.

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17 days ago

I arrived by midmorning and there was still plenty of parking. Loads of really cool dredges, tailings and mine ruins for history nuts to enjoy. Bikes are allowed on this trail. I can see how it might be hard to share the trail in some places where it is super narrow on the hillside. It is always good to practice trail etiquette and to pass on the info politely...if you haven't already been run over. Hikers, beware. The trail is just a giant tube of golds, oranges, and reds that will only intensify in color here in a week or so. Bring the kids. Bring the camera. Happy Hiking!

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1 month ago

Good easy acclimating walk. Good links to other trails to extend the excursion.

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1 month ago

Easy trail to get acclimated. beautiful trees and kids enjoyed the mines.

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1 month ago

Great easy hike to get acclimated. Only saw bikers, no other hikers. Not many Mountain views, but the trees are wonderful.

2 months ago

Easy hike through the woods with several interesting old abandoned mines to see and a handful of surprising vistas. Great mix of ease (I make a point of this as I am older and live a sedentary lifestyle near sea level), historically significant sites, and beautiful vistas.

2 months ago

Great tune up trail. Easy trail with good views on the first 20 minutes. Finishes along road to parking lot.

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3 months ago

Easy hike to get used to altitude. Cool ruins. Mostly bikers on trail. Very fun!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with cool old mine remnants. Boyfriend mountain biked while I hiked. Definitely more mountain bikers than hikers the day we went. Knocked off a star as trail markings can be very confusing. Couldn’t really tell where the trail actually ended, and we ended up coming out at the road rather than the parking lot. Probably my own errors though and not the trail’s.

6 months ago

Great snowshoe in January 2018!!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail, be sure to stick to the right when heading in so you get to face the mountains on your ascent.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Beautiful trail to see the aspens changing. We loved being able to see all of the old mining history, as well as appreciated the readings along the trail. 4 stars because it was quite short and not the best views of the mountains.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Stunning

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

The real address is 3665 French Gulch Rd., not 3691 which is someone's home.

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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Amazing

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Done a lot of mining trails and this one has the nicest views of surrounding mountains. Plus the path is forested for most of the way.

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

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.

hiking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

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.

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