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Iowa Hill Trail

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 3.0 (3)

An educational and interesting trail through an 1800's placer mine arena.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

81%

Runnable

9,641' 2,938 m

High

9,456' 2,882 m

Low

205' 62 m

Up

153' 47 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

No mountain biking.

Description

The Iowa Hill Trail is a pleasant stroll through an 1800's placer mine site with many interpretive signs along the way. A number of short side trails take you to interesting preserved mining machinery and the old boarding house.

This is a nice shorter route for families or anyone visiting the area to see what mining looked like a hundred years ago.

Flora & Fauna

Not much. As an old hydraulic placer mine, it's rough rocky terrain with some new tree growth but not much underbrush.

Shared By:

Joel Larner

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  3.0 from 3 votes

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in Breckenridge

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in Breckenridge

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in Colorado

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Interpretive sign and sluice box.
Oct 24, 2016 near Brecken…, CO
Interpretive sign and rail car.
Oct 24, 2016 near Brecken…, CO

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Jul 9, 2020
Matthew Hawley
Short, family hike. Go clockwise