Biking

Get rolling

Two-wheeled travel lets you see the sights at your own pace, and the altitude kicks in a challenge.

Road Biking

For a Leadville classic, ride the famous Mineral Belt Trail, a 12-mile paved loop around town with stunning views of old mines and the Sawatch range. Ride the roads around glimmering Turquoise Lake or, for an extra challenge, up the switchbacks to Independence, Fremont, or Tennessee passes.

Mountain Biking

Test out mountain singletrack at Timberline Trails, the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, or the Colorado Trail. Or ride the dirt roads in Leadville’s East Side Mining District to see abandoned mines and jaw-dropping views of the Sawatch Range.

Fat Biking

With nearly 100 miles of groomed trails and plenty of sunny days, Leadville winters are made for fat biking fun. Choose the East Side Mining District or the Mineral Belt Trail for above-treeline views of the surrounding mountain ranges. These groomers wind past mining structures and snowy hillsides, all under a deep blue winter sky.

For forested scenery, loop ice-covered Turquoise Lake or curve through the pines at Timberline Trails, both groomed regularly. Or explore a 15-mile groomed network at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, featuring rolling, wooded trails or winter-white meadows.

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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              Cycles of Life

              309 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-5533  |  Website >

                    Cycles of Life is a full service bike shop in Leadville, Colorado. We are situated at 10,152' above sea level, and surrounded by mountain peaks ranging from 12,000' to 14,443′. Our bike rentals let you try out the area's great trails. Our service shop specializes in all types of repair, minor and major, including custom bike builds, tune-ups, custom wheel building, suspension and ...

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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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                          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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                                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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                                      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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                                            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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                                                  Timberline Trails Winter Singletrack

                                                  Co Rd 41, Leadville, CO 80461 Website >

                                                        Distance: 6 miles Sports: Mountain biking Located in the winter trails mecca of Leadville, Colorado, at an elevation of 10,200', the Timberline Trails have something for everyone. The Cloud City Wheelers groom these trails all winter to provide amazing experiences for fat bikes. However, fat bikers are not the only ones who are reaping the benefits of a devoted team of ...

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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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