Gold Panning

Hear the cries of GOLD!! Gold pan in Eureka Creek or in the Blacksmith Shop building by a warm stove. Your gold panning experience includes simple lessons, a gold pan to use, dirt and lots of your patience. Our knowledgeable guide will assist you with gold panning and may even include some secrets, hints and special techniques but remember, don’t quit your day job! Our guides will help you determine if you have gold or fools gold. While you are gold panning, keep in mind, you are prospecting in French Gulch, a famous gulch, named after French Pete. This is the same gulch where the largest gold mass ever found in Colorado, named Tom’s Baby was discovered. Maybe you will be that lucky! You are welcome to pan for gold for an hour or an afternoon depending on your gold fever. Find, collect, and keep your riches and take them home, a memorable Colorado souvenir! Relive your own Colorado gold rush at the Country Boy Mine. Visit the general store which features various gold panning supplies and informative gold panning books.

Admission includes the gold panning instructions, a gold pan to use, exploring the authentic mine site, petting the burros, shooting the chute and visiting the general store.

  • Gold panning one of the best things to do in Breckenridge.
  • Gold Panning Country Boy Mine
“We got Gold Fever!!!!”
Tyler & Sarah, VA
“We spent two full days panning for Gold at the Country Boy Mine, and can’t say enough good things about the mine.”
Jan & Earl, FL
“Fun and a great history lesson for our family.”
Susie, CA