Sallie Barber Mine Trail

EASY 219 reviews
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Sallie Barber Mine Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 393 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

snowshoeing

trail running

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
4 days ago

Flatlanders who are out of shape here. Perfect hike for family ranging from 8-55. the big payoff is the top with the amazingly cool mine and cars. the views on the way up are the perfect excuse to stop to catch your breath and take photos. The water run off is peaceful and beautiful too.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice easy hike with snow on the sides. Streams added so much!

hiking
5 days ago

Nice little hike. Not much snow at all on trail. Very little variation in scenery. Mostly forest views. Mine remnant at top was very cool.

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike for families with young kids. Wide trails, no steep drop offs, and very pretty views at the top. Kids loved looking at the old abandoned cars and mine. The creek was fun to walk alongside and the snow was fun!

hiking
6 days ago

Nice easy first hike in Breckenridge. Uphill but not steep. It was fun for the kids with the snow and the creek on the side of the road. Wide path. The mine at the top was interesting. The views were wonderful. No real wildlife beside small birds. Saw about 4-5 other hiking groups.

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked on 6/15 at noon. Trail had small patches of packed snow that were easily passable in tennis shoes. Excellent hike with my wife and 7 year old. River/stream all the way up the first half then neat exploration the sallie barber mine site. Would definitely do it again in future trips.

hiking
8 days ago

Great trail. Some snow but nothing you can’t get through. Perfect day to spend with dad!

hiking
10 days ago

Just hiked. One tiny area of packed snow but could even do with sneakers as we saw some people. Easy trail but worth the walk to the top.

hiking
snow
12 days ago

We LOVED this trail! Still some snow, but incredible views at the top.

hiking
muddy
snow
13 days ago

As others have mentioned, this is a great family trail that all ages can do. There are four or five places where you must hike across packed snow but it was easy to do. It’s a bit muddy so waterproof hiking shoes are helpful but not necessary. The mine at the top is interesting and our kids spent a good 15 minutes there looking around.

hiking
muddy
snow
14 days ago

This is a great family trail. The trail had a beautiful waterfall from snow melt about half way up. Snow was covering about 15 percent of the trail, but it was very passable and even made it fun (snowball fights :-)). Most of the group only wore tennis shoes, but waterproof hiking boots would keep your feet dry. The trail did have mud on the path from snow melt. Would do it again.

15 days ago

Still a good amount of snow on the trail, but passable without snowshoes/spikes. Great views, and a very interesting mine at the top. Great hike!

hiking
15 days ago

6/8 We hit the trail with our 2 y/o because it was easy and short. Lots of snow pack this year and we didn’t make it far before turning around. We will come back later this summer

hiking
16 days ago

Still quite a bit of snow to negotiate but probably 60 % you can walk along the right side of the trail with snow drift left. Call it moderate now, not easy. Hike only, wouldn’t try bike/stroller etc with drifts still there. Don’t want to take mobility impaired folks along yet. Wet but not real muddy and beautiful with sun on the snow and the sounds of bubbling water. Really enjoyed it.

hiking
17 days ago

Parking area on right side of road-usually enough parking for about 15 cars. Walk up the road until you reach a fork in the road with 3 options. Take the trail that descends through a gate. Trail still has a lot of snow, however about 75% of the hike has bare dirt that you can hike on. It will probably be late June before the trail is completely clear. The mine at the top of the trail is mostly free of snow, so you can walk around and enjoy the view.

hiking
snow
20 days ago

Great short hike. It will definitely have snow on it until the end of June in 2019.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Went back in March after the huge snows and the trail was so packed down we didn’t need our snowshoes. Very moderate incline, some nice views of Breckenridge along the way. Top view wasn’t as stunning as some trails, but still nice. Overall this was a easy hike that was just strenuous enough to be a workout but not enough to make you tired the rest of the day. Recommend bringing trekking poles along if there’s snow.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and easy upward hike with a cool mine at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

I would rank a 5 but we didn’t make it all the way because you definitely needed snow shoes to make it all the way. We post holed a lot. Will definitely try again when we are back in summer.

snowshoeing
snow
2 months ago

Great trail with lots of wildlife and amazing views of The Ten Mile Range! Snow conditions were great, mostly hard-packed but still light in some areas. Be careful. The snow is melting underneath those snow drifts creating unseen pools of water that one might accidentally fall or step into.. Be aware and prepared for encounters with wildlife. There was a bull moose on the trail that charged a fellow snowshoer. Several people headed back down the trail after that experience.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

hiking
snow
3 months ago

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snow
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Fat tire bike 45 minutes up and 15 cold minutes coming down. Wonderful view of Keystone to the east from Sallie Barber Mine.

hiking
5 months ago

I did this about a week ago with my daughter in her Osprey pack and pulling my son in a single Chariot with the ski & waist pulk attachments. It was a tight squeeze getting the Chariot through the gate at the beginning, but the rest of the time our setup was great. The road is nice and wide so we were able to stop and let others pass without a problem. I wore microspikes and used hiking poles, which worked well on the snowpacked trail. My dog was in heaven and got to play with a handful of other dogs along the way.

5 months ago

Great snow packed trail close to town. Good for hiking, snowshoeing or skiing

snowshoeing
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I love this trail ! It was snowing but the trail was still easy, we were with our dog and we saw many dogs. I recommend !

6 months ago

Great views of the lifts - winter wonderland with rolling snow covered valleys

6 months ago

Out of towner here. I consider myself in shape running 20-25 miles a week. This trail isn’t as easy as some reviews have said. Maybe I’m not used to the elevation like back home but this trail kind of kicked my butt with snowshoes!

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