Welcome! Thanks for planning a vacation to Leadville and Twin Lakes. You’ll find helpful information in our Official Visitor Guide and at Read on to learn more about what to expect. When you arrive, we think you'll feel right at home.

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Official Visitor Guide to Leadville and Twin LakesCentrally located and closer than you think

You’ll feel a world away from city life, but our four-season destination is 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 Scenic and Historic Byway, one of the most beautiful drives in all of Colorado—if not the country.

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.

After dark, sidle up to the bar in an 1880s saloon, dance to live music or take a moonlight stroll through downtown.


With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, there’s always something here to explore and experience. Summertime in Leadville and Twin Lakes brings a bounty of blooming wildflowers, daytime temperatures in the mid-70/80s and cool, fresh air at night.


In the fall our mountains turn brilliant shades of yellow, gold and orange. Check out the turning of the aspen trees during a scenic drive, hike or bike; from our golf course or a car on a historic train; while casting a line or on horseback.

Winter & Spring

What’s winter like in the highest-elevation city in North America? It means abundant, all-natural snow for downhill skiing and riding, and 50+ miles of free, groomed trails for Nordic skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, snow biking, and snowmobiling. Our springtime visitors continue to enjoy the winter trails before the snowmelt.


Explore Leadville’s National Historic Landmark District, dusk walking tours and moonlight stargazing all year.

Your friends in high places await your visit. See you very soon for your el-e-vacation in Leadville and Twin Lakes!

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