Galena Gulch

4.8/5 (25 reviews)
Galena Gulch is a short, relatively easy 4WD trail through dense woods with some loose, rocky climbs. It is part of the Golden Horseshoe trail system which covers over 8000 acres between the Swan River and French Gulch. The area has a rich history and is dotted with countless mines, mills, and cabi...Read More
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Highlights of Galena Gulch

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Ghost Town Category IconGhost Town
Mine Category IconMine
Highest Elevation
10856 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
06/01 - 10/31
Best Direction
South
Official Trail Name
GH74, GH77
Nearest Town
Breckenridge
Nearest Services
Breckenridge
Management Agency
White River National Forest
District
Dillon Ranger District

Overview

Galena Gulch is a short, relatively easy 4WD trail through dense woods with some loose, rocky climbs. It is part of the Golden Horseshoe trail system which covers over 8000 acres between the Swan River and French Gulch. The area has a rich history and is dotted with countless mines, mills, and cabins dating from the late 1870s through the 1950s. The Golden Horseshoe is crisscrossed with 4WD, ATV, single track, mountain bike, and foot trails. Keep a sharp eye out for other folks using this network and, as always, be considerate. Stay the trail, and pack out what you packed in. It is vital that all visitors respect historic sites. Please leave them as you found them. Decades of tourists taking home bits of these historic buildings as mementos or carving their autographs have destroyed much of our history. Many historic sites are in a dangerous state of decay. Never enter or climb on historic ruins. It could damage the site, or worse, damage you!

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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8 Waypoints
26 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
25 Community Reviews
1 Video
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