GlacierFest 2021 3rd Annual Ore Cart Races
Aug 14, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Idaho Springs,
9366 Fall River Rd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, USA

What’s an Ore Cart Race? 

This is a fun, family-friendly event that’s part of GlacierFest. Teams consist of 4 people (adults, adults and youth, or just youth). The goal is to deliver all of your gold/silver ore, using ore carts (provided for you) from the “mine” to the “mill” in the shortest amount of time.


The “mill” is up a short hill from the “mine”. Two team members load a piece of gold/silver into their ore cart and push the ore cart up the hill, where they unload the piece of gold/silver at the mill. Then they race back down the hill and hand off the ore cart to their other 2 team members. Each pair will take turns and go up the hill twice – a total of 4 pieces of ore are delivered to the mill. Ore carts will be available for teams to use.

There will be 2 winning teams.

The team with the fastest time to complete the task.

The team with the most creative team costumes.