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GOAT HIKES ALONG THE GOLD MINERS' TRAIL

Animals

GOAT HIKES ALONG THE GOLD MINERS' TRAIL

258 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
Animals

GOAT HIKES ALONG THE GOLD MINERS' TRAIL

Animals

GOAT HIKES ALONG THE GOLD MINERS' TRAIL

258 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

It's the goats or "girls" as I call them that welcome you to the 59er's trail hike. They walk with you, around you and among you. Mimi is pregnant. BABY GOATS will join us on the trail in FEBRUARY 2020! We begin our tour at the STAGE STOP homestead 20 minutes from Boulder for our hike through history. Starting with a talk about the history of the area we will then walk through the pioneer homestead in Cloud City mining district. Then we set off on the miners’ trail up Arkansas Mountain, named for the Acansa Indians. Retracing the trail of the '59ers, we'll see old mine portals, the Cloud City school house, Cornish stone walls built to shore up hillsides, mine portals and donkey-cart chutes, blacksmith forge, and more. I'll point out blow holes where miners tested for gold and the triple pine tree trunks growing over old mining tunnels. The land reveals many secrets of our past when you know how and where to look. Along the way there will be time for photos and a trail stops for breathing and storytelling. Our hike ends at the STAGE STOP, where we began. The STAGE STOP was named for the blacksmith services offered to the mining community. A review, "The hike with Valerie and her goats was the highlight of our trip. We went to Boulder, when their location and her stories offered everything to experience the real beauty and history of Colorado."
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Valerie & Jesse

The Stage Stops HERE! I've roamed Boulder County and beyond for over 50 years and now with GOATS! If generations count, both Jesse and my great grandparents traveled by wagon train to Colorado! I've written about old mining sites and brothels and located several while combing the miners' trails. It's the goats that make the hike unique and fun. Mimi, Polka, Coco and Polly walk, run, EAT, and play around us. They are so accustom to being with two-leggeds (people) that they nudge you for pets and pictures. We've owned goats since 2015. I've mid-wifed, doctored, milked, groomed (hooves included) and bred goats until we are now a team.

What's included

Equipment
GOATS, NON-COMMERCIAL Water bottles (FILLED W/ MNT. WELL WATER), Hiking poles

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Where you'll be

We hike the old Arkansas Mountain mining trail 20 minutes west of Boulder. Starting at an 1860's ranch, a little history, then we hit the trail with goats. Stops along the way reveal the lives of the '59ers; mines, school, tunnels and more. This is a singular opportunity to walk western history into sites unknown to the general public. Retracing & telling their story is the wellspring to the awareness that we share their human experience

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

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 cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend. TREKS ARE TAILORED TO THE GROUP'S INTERESTS AND PHYSICAL ABILITY. THEY RANGE FROM MODERATE TO VIGOROUS. WE STOP FOR PHOTOS, WATER AND REST ALONG THE WAY. PLEASE SPEAK UP ABOUT YOUR YOUR NEEDS. THIS IS YOUR…

What to bring

HAT, CHAPSTICK, HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS REMEDY (Chlor oxygen by Herbs, Etc.), SUNSCREEN,

More tips

HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS could be a problem: drink water. Know the symptoms. DEHYDRATION, DIZZY, NAUSEA, HEADACHE, etc. Coffee and alcohol are dehydrating. Check out PHARMICA for CHLOR OXYGEN.
Valerie & Jesse
GOAT HIKES ALONG THE GOLD MINERS' TRAIL
258 reviews
From £42/person
258 reviews
From £42/person