12,552 Feet




The Dauntless was one of the many mines that were located out of the excitement around the nearby town of Leavick in Horseshoe Gulch. It was primarily a silver producer and was located between Leavick to the east and the Hilltop Mine to the west.

Reaching the Dauntless Mine requires a very short, but aggressive hike. Park County Road 18 is gated just two tenths of a mile from the site. There is a parking area just before the gate. Foot travel is required beyond this point. It's a short walk, but at 12,552-feet, it can be a very difficult one if you aren't used to hiking at elevation.

Several surface structures remain today, making the hike worth the effort.