Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing

Glide through winter

Nearly 100 miles of trails near Leadville are groomed regularly from late fall to early spring for winter travel. Glide through smooth tracks or tromp atop the snow. For overnight adventure, plan a hut trip or camp in a yurt.

Alpine Ski & Sport

711 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (866) 908-SKIS (7547)  |  Website >

        Come visit your local full-service ski shop servicing the Leadville / Lake County area. We rent ski, snowboard, snowshoe, and cross-country ski packages, with group rates available. You can also buy discount lift tickets to Ski Cooper from us. If you are staying in Leadville and skiing in Vail or Summit County, rent your gear at Alpine Ski & Sport to ...

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        Colorado Trail & Continental Divide Trail

              The Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail run together through most of Lake County, Colorado, from Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake, across the lower slopes of Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert, around Twin Lakes to Interlaken. From there, the CDT heads up Hope Pass, and the Colorado Trail veers east. Hikers and trail runners can access these trails at multiple ...

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              Community Threads

              504 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-4000  |  Website >

                    This consignment shop offers a wide range of sporting goods, as well as athletic and casual clothing. Visit us to pick up an extra layer or to outfit yourself with gear for your favorite sport, all at an affordable price....

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                    East Side Mining District Roads

                    Co Rd 1, Leadville, CO 80461

                          An intriguing network of county roads threads through Leadville's East Side Mining District. As you explore these dirt roads, you'll pass 1880s headframes, wooden ore houses, and maybe even rail tracks heading into a hillside. To the west are incredible views of Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, the state's two highest peaks. To the east looms the Mosquito Range and the ...

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                          Father Dyer Postal Route Ski Race

                          225 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-7392  |  Website >

                              Discover North America’s highest backcountry ski race! The Father Dyer Postal Route is a ski mountaineering team race held each April in the Mosquito Range east of Leadville, Colorado. This challenging course takes racers up three peaks over 12,000', including Centennial 13er Dyer Mountain (13,855’), and involves three demanding backcountry ski lines. The route is named for John Lewis Dyer, who ...

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                              Groomed Winter Trails

                                  Did you know that there are nearly 100 miles of groomed winter trails near Leadville? And that most are free? See where you can go cross-country skiing, skate skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, and snowmobiling. Want company? Find upcoming races and events on our calendar! Overview map: Shows locations of trail networks; groomed trails shaded yellow. 5 Free Trail Systems East Side Mining ...

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                                  Hut Trips

                                        Prefer to camp with a roof over your head? For a Colorado classic experience, gather a group of friends for a hut trip you’ll remember forever. The 10th Mountain Division Huts are perfect base camps in summer or winter for backcountry hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing. Or journey to 12,000’ for a night at Weston Pass Hut, sustainable lodging built into the ...

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                                        Interlaken Trail

                                        Colorado Trail, Buena Vista, CO 81211

                                              The trail to Interlaken leads to a turn-of-the-century ghost resort on the shores of Twin Lakes. Along the way, you'll pass through pine forests, aspen groves, and revel in views across a large blue glacial lake and out to some of the state's highest peaks. When you reach Interlaken, you can wander around the buildings, tour through James Dexter's cupola-topped cabin, ...

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                                              Leadville National Fish Hatchery

                                              2846 Highway 300, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-0189  |  Website >

                                                  Watch fish swish at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery, built in 1889 and the nation’s second-oldest federal hatchery. Tours, Trails, and Picnics For a close-up view of the fish production process, take a self-guided tour through this brownstone building, with tanks of fish inside and out. Tours are available by appointment to organized groups. Walk the hatchery’s scenic one-mile nature trail ...

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                                                  Leadville Outdoors

                                                  225 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-7392  |  Website >

                                                        Leadville Outdoors is an independent mountain shop located in historic downtown Leadville, catering to the backcountry and cross-country skier, trail runner, backpacker, and mountain lover. We rent cross-country, backcountry, and alpine touring skis, as well as avalanche gear, crampons, snowshoes, and more winter travel gear. You can rely on our great selection of quality essentials and an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Whether ...

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                                                        Leadville Ski Country

                                                        116 E 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (800) 500-LEAD (5323)  |  Website >

                                                              Leadville Ski Country rents skis, snowboards, snowshoes, and snowmobiles. Let us plan and arrange your next winter trip to Colorado. We offer personal service and have all the equipment you'll need to make your next trip joyful. Ski & Snowboard Rentals: Leadville is just eight miles from Ski Cooper, the best kept secret in Colorado, and offers discount lift tickets. We are ...

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                                                              Mineral Belt Trail

                                                              Mineral Belt Trail, U.S. 24, Leadville Website >

                                                                  On Leadville’s famous Mineral Belt Trail, you can see the tops of the towering Sawatch mountains and remnants of 1880s silver mines, all on a paved, 11.6 mile loop around town. Did you know the Guggenheims made their fortune in Leadville? See the headframe where they struck the motherlode, original cribbing and pools from the mining days, and unobstructed views ...

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                                                                  Sawatch Guides

                                                                  225 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (970) 485-3752  |  Website >

                                                                        Sawatch Guides, established in 2012, is a professional guide service based Leadville, Colorado. Our experienced staff is here to provide you with high quality outdoor adventures above 10,000'. Our trips can include hiking and scrambling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, rock climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering, hut trips, and more. Our desire is to help you reach your goal. Trips can ...

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                                                                        Tennessee Pass

                                                                        Ski Cooper, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-1750  |  Website >

                                                                            The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts has become one of Colorado's premier winter and summer destinations, offering the finest in cross-country skiing and mountain biking, exquisite backcountry dining, and the coziest of overnight accommodations with ski-in/hike-in sleep yurts. Tennessee Pass Nordic Center Overlooking the stunning Sawatch Mountains, our spacious Nordic center is your gateway to all-day winter fun. ...

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                                                                            Turquoise Lake Road

                                                                            Turquoise Lake Rd, Leadville, CO 80461

                                                                                  Distance: Approximately 14 miles Sports: Cycling, fat biking, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling The peaceful paved road around Turquoise Lake leads through pine forests and open areas looking out to high peaks in the Mosquito Range, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, and the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Wind through its turns to access campgrounds and picnic areas, or ride around it by ...

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                                                                                  Yurt Camping

                                                                                        Discover your inner nomad with a trip to a Colorado yurt. These unique structures make for a new-and-different camping experience. (Surprise: They're warm in winter!) Trek to the high, remote Leadville Backcountry Yurts or spend a night in luxury at the Tennessee Pass sleep yurts for a special adventure. Have a bigger group? Consider a hut trip with room for ...

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