“A narrow singletrack with talus field crossings.”
— Doug Briggs
Built in 2017 by the Breckenridge Trail Crew and plenty of volunteer help, the Mineral Hill trail connects Upper Minnie Mine
with Lincoln Meadow while relying on a bit of Rich Gulch (GH 62)
for the last bit to the Meadow.
For a west to east ride, start on Minnie Mine
(upper section) a few hundred yards west of the junction with Side Door
. It starts with a few quick climbs and then turns into a narrow roller coaster ride paralleling Minnie Mine
. Eventually the singletrack opens onto three talus fields which have maintained trail sections.
The rocks are still settling and there are a few high ones, so these sections can be a bit tricky and daunting. After the three talus fields, soft, fresh singletrack switches up the hill until it meets Rich Gulch (GH 62)
. You can proceed up Rich Gulch (GH 62)
to Lincoln Meadow and the Prospect Hill Road
and Lincoln Park Road
This is a challenging trail not for the faint of heart as the tread is off-camber on the west end and the majority of the trail traverses are fairly steep. The views though are great!