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Iowa Hill Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
81% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 205' 62 m
Descent: -153' -47 m
High: 9,641' 2,938 m
Low: 9,456' 2,882 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Joel Larner

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

Joel Larner

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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.

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in Breckenridge

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in Colorado

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

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