We had seen a lot of miles in the Golden Horseshoe, and we still had a few more to see. We came off of Summit Gulch and then easily found the Galena Gulch trailhead. It looked like it would be a bit rougher.
We ran parallel to a hiking trail for a bit, but then it ran off into the trees. We passed by a double outhouse and lots of other mining equipment along with old cabin remnants. It looked like this was once a very busy area.
It didn't take long to connect with the end of the Summit Gulch trail, and then we were running on a bit of trail we'd been on before. We had taken the middle section of Galena Gulch to get to Summit Gulch earlier. The elevation remained fairly steady and it was a quick drive through the trees.
We had also taken a connection trail between Humbug Hill and Galena Gulch earlier. It was a nice section of trail, with a nice cabin and fun spots. It didn't seem like many people used the connector, and we liked it.
This time, we kept going past the connector. We saw lots of spurs and other trails but we were running out of daylight. There isn't much of it at the end of September. We soon saw the gate and we came out of the narrow and rocky trail onto a much smoother and wider trail that ended at that gate. After that, it was an eay drive to connect back with Gold Run Gulch.
We stopped at the scenic parking area at the end of Gold Run Gulch to air up in the fading light. It was getting chilly as the sun went down, but it wasn't too bad. Most of us went to Frisco to grab some burgers at Moose Jaw, and it was a great end to a great day.