Kingdom Of Breckenridge  LbNA # 72166

OwnerSilver Eagle      
Placed DateAug 23 2017
LocationSpruce Creek Trail, Breckenridge, CO
Found By
Last Found
Hike Distance3-5 mi
Last EditedSep 4 2017

Terrain Difficulty: Moderate (moderate slope, 5 miles RT)
Status: alive

Founded in 1859, Breckenridge was inadvertently excluded from some copies of U.S. maps, and when this error was discovered in 1936 by local residents they decided the lack of acknowledgment meant Breckenridge was a "No Man's Land". This idea later morphed into Breckenridge being referred to as "Colorado's Kingdom", and the theme of the town's independent spirit is still celebrated today during the annual "Kingdom Days" celebration every June. You can admire the Kingdom of Breckenridge while looking for this box on the Spruce Creek Trail.

From the south end of Breckenridge, drive 2 miles south on Colorado 9, then turn right on Spruce Creek Road for 1.2 miles to Spruce Creek Trailhead on left and park.

Walk on trail as it crosses the creek then Wheeler Trail to a rocky road (4WD only). Bear left on road a short way then continue right on trail across creek to jct with Mohawk Lake Trail. Continue straight a short way to Mayflower Lake with slight view of Continental Falls in distance. Go right to National Forest boundary sign, then 5 more steps to group of pine trees. LB is behind farthest and largest tree under rocks.