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Trails of Gold Trekking Tours

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Trails of Gold Trekking Tours

Paused through July 31. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Trails of Gold Trekking Tours

guided hike

Trails of Gold Trekking Tours

Paused through July 31. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

All groups will meet at the Historic Victor School for a brief orientation and overview of the Hiking Tour. We will then head to downtown Victor to visit the buildings built in 1899 and to hear stories of boom and bust in the raucus gold mining town. Next, we will hike onto the Award Winning "Trails of Gold" and Battle Mountain, home to the world famous mines above Victor, including the Independence and Portland. More gold came out of the Battle Mountain mines than the Alaska and California gold rushes combined. Yes! There is a chance that you will be able to pick up a sample of the mining district's gold ore along the way! Your tour will continue along abandoned railroad grades with scenic vistas and tales of millionaires and gold mines lost and found again. The tour ends with a downhill trek through "The Ruins" to the Victor School and the conclusion of the hiking tour.

Your host

Learn more about Mark

Mark

I have been leading hikes as part of various Summer Camp programs for 35+ years. A history buff, my wife and I purchased the Historic Victor High School building in 2007 as a home for our Rocky Mountain Soccer Camps. In the 13 years we have lived in Victor, CO, I have been immersed in the amazing history of the "World's Greatest Gold Camp" and have led our campers on countless history hikes over the years. I have been asked on numerous occasions to guide dignified guests of the City of Victor on history tours and have participated in many historical tours hosted by the Southern Teller County Focus Group, of which I am a Board Member. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my knowledge with guests and equally enjoy the opportunity to hike in the great outdoors amongst historical structures and spectacular scenery!

Where you'll be

"Trails of Gold Trekking Tours" take place in and around the "World's Greatest Gold Camp" and the scenic, historic town of Victor, Colorado. Known as "The City of Mines," Victor is part of the world's 5th richest mining district and in the 1890's, its streets were literally paved with gold. Victor once boasted a population of 18,000 people and was the boyhood home of world renowned broadcaster and journalist Lowell Thomas.

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. HEALTH AND FITNESS LEVELS Participants must be in good health and have a fitness level that will allow an enjoyable experience on the trails. The Tours start at an altitude of 9,700 feet and go up from there…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Water Bottle(s)

More tips

"Hydration is the key to Success" - Hiking Tours are NOT a good place to "break-in" new shoes - We strive to provide a fun, positive, physical and educational experience through our guided hiking tours.Please be respectful of all historical structures, private property, other hikers, and your guide!

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Mark
Trails of Gold Trekking Tours
New experience
$40/person
New experience
$40/person