ABOUT THE AREA
At an elevation of 10,152 feet, Leadville is the highest incorporated city in North America, located in the geographic center of Colorado, 103 miles west of Denver and 129 miles northwest of Colorado Springs. All of the highways in Lake County have been designated as the Top of the Rockies Scenic and Historic Byway. Just 15 minutes from Leadville at the eastern gateway to Independence Pass, Twin Lakes is the largest glacial lake in Colorado. The area is known for its authentic, small-town atmosphere; year-round outdoor recreation; and historical treasures.
This web site is hosted by the Lake County Tourism Panel, a dedicated group of volunteers committed to promoting tourism in Lake County, Colorado. The Tourism Panel is funded by Lake County lodging taxes and markets the county through print and online advertising, public relations and the annual "Insider's Guide to Leadville and Twin Lakes." Click here to email the panel. Read meeting minutes and agendas.
Leadville/Lake County Chamber of CommerceLocated at 809 Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville, the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for visitors and local businesses. Stop by for information, maps, or directions, or give them a call at 888-532-3845. Click here to visit the chamber Web site.
Lake County Government
The Lake County Government, founded in 1877, is dedicated to serving the community through encompassing, professional public service. Lake County employs more than 110 full- and part-time employees, and has offices located throughout the county, including the County Courthouse and Annex Building, Coroner’s Office, Road and Bridge Office, Maintenance Office, Ski Cooper, and the Leadville Public Library.
The Herald Democrat, owned by Arkansas Valley Publishing, has been serving Leadville and Lake County for more than 130 years.
Leadville Today is an online news and information source for Leadville and Lake County.
Leadville: 10,152 ft.
Twin Lakes: 9,210 ft.
highest point:14,440 ft.
lowest point: 9,007 ft.
Surrounded by the Sawatch Mountain Range on the west and the Mosquito Range to the east, Lake County is home to two of the state's "Fourteeners," Mt. Elbert at 14,440 ft. and Mt. Massive at 14,421 ft. Leadville sits in a high mountain valley, which envelopes the headwaters of the Arkansas River.
Population (2010 census)
Lake County: 7,310
Leadville=1.1 square miles;
Lake County=376.9 square miles