Frequently Asked Questions

Mine Tours

No, reservations aren’t needed.

The tour lasts about 45 minutes, but you can gold pan as long as you like.  Plan to spend about 1.5 to 2 hours.

We suggest you arrive 15 -20 minutes before your tour. Tours do fill up so plan accordingly.

Gold panning is included with the mine tour and is taught after the tour of the mine.

No, the Country Boy Mine can no longer mine for it’s valuable ore still inside the mountain due to the cost prohibitive mining standards of today. The Country Boy Mine did not close because it ran out of gold, but closed because of economic conditions.

Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Yes, the mine is an easy walk 1,000 feet into the mine and an additional 1,000 feet out of the mine.  There is no climbing or steps.

Gold Panning

You can gold pan all day until the mine closes for the day.

Yes, people find gold everyday, but it does involve patience and hard work.

Basic Info

We are located 2 miles East of downtown Breckenridge and 9 miles South of Frisco.  For complete directions, visit the directions page.

Please dress warmly as the mine is a constant 45 degrees year-round.  Sturdy walking shoes are also recommended.

Yes, we accept credit cards. Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.

Yes, we have a gift shop.  It features gold panning supplies, old fashion toys, books, rocks, and fun souvenirs.


Yes!  The Country Boy Mine is inspected by the State of Colorado.