Fall

Gold Leaves and Crisp Air

Fall for Leadville and Twin Lakes

There’s nothing quite like fall in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. Golden aspen seem to glow in the sun, and the cool autumn air is invigorating. Trails are quieter, too, making fall an excellent time to explore the mountains.

Camp Hale

      Now a popular spot for fishing, mountain biking, and hiking, Camp Hale holds special importance for two reasons. It is the World War II training site of American ski troops who broke through German lines high in the Italian mountains and freed northern Italy, sustaining some of the largest United States casualties in the war. In later years, these veteran ski ...

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      Cemetery, Ghost, and Safari Tours

      700 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-1418  |  Website >

          Take a walk back in time and learn about Leadville’s amazing history. The Delaware Hotel, the town’s beautifully restored and last remaining Victorian hotel, offers a series of guided, narrated Leadville Safari tours from June through September. Local historian Roger Pretti, the author of Lost Between Heaven and Leadville: Specters, Spooks and Shades of the Departed in a Colorado Silver Camp, ...

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          Downtown Leadville

          809 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-3900  |  Website >

              Stroll Leadville’s main street, and you’ll be surrounded by ornate architecture, colorful storefronts, and local businesses set in original Victorian buildings. Unlike other Colorado mining towns, Leadville still looks much as it did in years past, with local merchants lining the streets of historic Harrison Avenue and a down-to-earth, local vibe. National Historic Landmark District In fact, 70 square blocks of ...

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              East Side Mining District

                  Leadville’s East Side Mining District means above-treeline views of nearby mountains, miles of roads and trails, and the intrigue of mining ruins. Roam this area with wheels or on foot, and you’ll find old mining headframes peeking through the trees, timber ore houses on hillsides, and tall stacks of tailings, the crushed rock that once yielded precious metals. There's Gold (and ...

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                  Fall Sports

                      Fall is a great time to visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, when the aspen are golden, the days are warm, the nights are cool, and the trails are quiet. Care to leaf peep while playing outside? Autumn color usually peaks mid- to late September in this part of Colorado. Biking Boating Camping Fishing Golfing Hiking & Running Horseback Riding Hunting Off-Roading ...

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                      Interlaken Resort

                          Journey to a now-abandoned resort on the shores of Twin Lakes, called Interlaken, that you can only reach by trail or boat. At this National Historic Site maintained by the U.S. Forest Service, you can roam around the original buildings, set amidst pine trees and sage, including the two-story Interlaken Hotel built in 1879 and a state-of-the-art octagonal outhouse. You ...

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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, Colorado & Southern Railroad

                              326 East 7th Street, Leadville, CO  |  (866) 386-3936  |  Website >

                                  Ride the Leadville scenic train, and step back in time to when mining and railroading were a large part of Leadville’s economy. This trip takes you high into an alpine environment with spectacular views of Colorado's highest peaks, wildflowers, and sometimes even wildlife. Old Rail Route High into the Wilderness Journey from Leadville’s depot, built in 1896, to the Continental Divide ...

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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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                                      Museums

                                          Explore the museums in Leadville, Colorado, to learn about mining, life in an 1880s silver mining boomtown, and the lives of Jewish pioneers. Most Leadville museums are open late spring through early fall, with the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum open year 'round....

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                                          Route of the Silver Kings

                                          809 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-3900  |  Website >

                                              Take a driving tour through the 20-square-mile historic mining district surrounding Leadville, on dirt roads passable in cars. The Route of the Silver King tour has 12 stops, including mines, power plants, ghost towns, and mining camps. Maps are available at the Visitor Center at 809 Harrison Avenue in Leadville....

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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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