The Country Boy Mine

Useful Information

Location: 0542 French Gulch Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424.
(39.480912, -106.014519)
Open: All year Wed-Sun 9, 10, 11, 13:30.
See online booking.
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Fee: Adults USD 38.50, Children (0-3) free.
Classification: MineGold Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=7 °C, A=3,025 m asl.
Guided tours: D=45 min, L=300 m. V=15,000/a [2007].
Address: The Country Boy Mine, 0542 French Gulch Road, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424, Tel: +1-970-453-4405. E-mail:
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1850 gold found in the area.
1887 mine opened.
~1900 mine closed.
World War I mine reopened.
World War II mine reopened.
1948 government stopped its wartime mine subsidization program, mine finally closed.
1991 opened as a show mine by Doug and David Tomlinson.
DEC-2006 new owners Paul and Cindy Hintgen.


At first this mine was famous for its impressive gold and silver production. In the 20th century it became known for the production of high grade lead and zinc. The mine is estimated to contain still an amount of gold worth some USD 25 million. Unfortunately the mining is difficult and not profitable at the moment.


The Country Boy Mine tries to show the daily life of a gold miner in 1880. This was one of the largest and most famous gold mines in Breckenridge. Helmets and raincoats are provided. The mine is cool, wear warm clothes and sturdy walking shoes.

The family owned business also offers gold panning, dinners, and sleigh rides in winter.