American Gulch/Humbug Hill

4.8/5 (30 reviews)
American Gulch/Humbug Hill is a relatively easy 4WD trail the climbs from Georgia Pass into the heart of the Golden Horseshoe. It is positively riddled with old mine and cabin ruins. The rich history and great scenic views make this a must-do trail. Combined with any number of adjoining trails, Ame...Read More
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Highlights of American Gulch/Humbug Hill

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Ghost Town Category IconGhost Town
Mine Category IconMine
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
11114 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
06/01 - 10/31
Best Direction
West
Official Trail Name
GH93, GH66
Nearest Town
Breckenridge
Nearest Services
Breckenridge
Management Agency
White River National Forest
District
Dillon Ranger District

Overview

American Gulch/Humbug Hill is a relatively easy 4WD trail the climbs from Georgia Pass into the heart of the Golden Horseshoe. It is positively riddled with old mine and cabin ruins. The rich history and great scenic views make this a must-do trail. Combined with any number of adjoining trails, American Gulch can be part of a full day of easy four wheeling and sight seeing. Some suggestions are Prospect Hill Road, Preston Road, and Brewery Hill. American Gulch/Humbug Hill 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!

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53 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
30 Community Reviews
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