Frequently asked questions
Do we need reservations for the mine tour?
No, reservations aren’t needed, but are recommended as tours can fill up quickly.
How long does the tour last?
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.
How early before the tour should we arrive?
We suggest you arrive 15 -20 minutes before your tour. Tours do fill up so plan accordingly.
Is gold panning included with the mine tour?
Gold panning is included with the mine tour and is taught after the tour of the mine.
Is the Country Boy Mine still an active 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.
Are children allowed on the mine tours?
Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Is the mine tour a walking tour?
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.
How long can I gold pan?
You can gold pan all day until the mine closes for the day.
Can I find gold while gold panning?
Yes, people find gold everyday, but it does involve patience and hard work.
How far are you from Breckenridge?
We are located 2 miles East of downtown Breckenridge and 9 miles South of Frisco. For complete directions, please select 'How To Find Us' located at the bottom of this page.
What should I wear?
Please dress warmly as the mine is a constant 45 degrees year-round. Sturdy walking shoes are also recommended.
Do we accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept credit cards. Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.
Do you have a gift shop?
Yes, we have a gift shop. It features gold panning supplies, old fashion toys, books, rocks, and fun souvenirs.
Are Pets Allowed?
Pets are not permitted, with the exception of service animals.
Is the Country Boy Mine safe?
Yes! The Country Boy Mine is inspected by the State of Colorado.