Planning a trip to Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado? Prepare yourself for a vacation full of new adventures and discovery! Whether you’re coming for the outdoor recreation, history, scenic beauty or a mix of all three, you’ll find plenty to explore at 10,152’ in North America’s highest-elevation town. Come be in your element!
Get a Visitor Guide
Request a Visitors Guide, and we’ll send you a printed guide you can peruse at your leisure. Call us old-fashioned, but we think it’s nice to have something you can flip through again and again as you plan. It’ll get you in the right frame of mind to visit our quiet, unhurried town.
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To further help your planning, sign up for our monthly newsletter. Be sure you hear about special events and seasonal activities you won’t want to miss, so that you can plan to be here for them!
Where We Are
You’ll feel a world away from city life, but we are centrally located just 100 miles from Denver and 130 miles from Colorado Springs—a one-tank trip that’s easy on the budget and on the eyes. All the highways in Lake County are part of the Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway, one of the most beautiful drives in all of Colorado—if not the country. See where we are and explore transportation options for how to get here.
When to Visit
Each season has its own perks. In fact, we think you should try them all to see which one you like best! See what to do by season in Leadville and Twin Lakes. There’s always something going on at the top of Colorado. Check our annual events and our day-by-day calendar of fun happenings to uncover something that meets your fancy. Coming soon? Check the latest weather forecast for Leadville and Twin Lakes.
Once You’re Here
Visit the Visitor Center. When you get into town, stop by our Visitor Center at 809 Harrison Avenue in Leadville to say hello and learn more about the exciting things to do in Leadville and Twin Lakes. Pick up some maps of downtown Leadville and nearby trails, plus brochures that tell you more about the area’s many activities. We’re happy to make suggestions for accommodations, restaurants, and activities that are a good fit for your interests.
Rent Equipment. Ready to play outside and need some gear? Here’s where to find equipment rentals for outdoor activities, including biking, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, fishing, kayaking, off-roading and snowmobiles, and more.
Explore our Charming Downtown: Harrison Avenue and the streets in downtown Leadville are lined with Victorian architecture, specialty shops, antique stores, restaurants, museums and galleries. Check out locally made foods, clothing and artwork. Dining runs the gamut from a quick bite to a relaxing meal to slowly savor with friends and family.