Sallie Barber Trail in Breckenridge, CO, was the perfect springtime getaway for an early afternoon hike with a fantastic destination, the historic Sallie Barber Mine. One of the prettiest trails we’ve hiked in snow. 

Sally Barber Trailhead

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We are engulfed in beauty just four miles from Main Street in Breckenridge. When reaching the parking area, walk down the road a short way and find the trailhead. 

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Bluebird skies, warm sunshine, and minimal breeze are among many exceptional days in the Rockies, so known in Colorado. This is one of those days!

Don’t let the weather fool you. It can change in minutes; ask anyone who lives here! Be prepared with all the essentials

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It is quiet with only the sounds of nature and, my favorite, critter footprints everywhere in the pristine snow — Something we don’t usually see in the summer. 

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Abundant snow and postcard views; it’s breathtaking. It’s April, typically known as the off-season, and we have this hike primarily to ourselves. 

Osprey Backpacks – My favorite backpack. Men & women. 

NUUN Sport Electrolyte Drink Tablets – Stay hydrated at higher elevations! These are my go-to electrolytes.

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In spring, the trails in Breckenridge generally are still covered in snow. However, they are packed down from previous XC skiers and hikers, and Microspikes are likely all you need.

Microspikes are game-changing on snow & ice. I carry them from Nov to June in Colorado. Two pairs I use depending on trail conditions are; > Kahtoola MICROspikes and > Yaktrak Diamond Grip Traction System.

Sallie Barber Mine 1880

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Coming upon the 1880 historic Sallie Barber Mine was impressive. Unfortunately, most of the signage was buried in snow, but the magnitude of the Mine was apparent.

Breckenridge is rich in history and the best resource is > – Breckenridge History Alliance

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Head Swivelling views from Sallie Barber Mine – gorgeous. 

Another trail we enjoyed in the French Gulch area is > Minnie Mine Trail Loop. (stunning in the Fall Months!)


2.8 miles out & back

Rated: Easy

Minimal elevation gain

Popular for XC Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Horseback riding, and Trail running.

Limited parking

No Restrooms

Dog friendly





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