At an elevation of 10,152′, Leadville is the highest incorporated city in North America,Twin Lakes located in the geographic center of Colorado, 103 miles west of Denver and 129 miles northwest of Colorado Springs. All of the highways in Lake County have been designated as the Top of the Rockies Scenic and Historic Byway. Just 15 minutes from Leadville at the eastern gateway to Independence Pass, Twin Lakes is the largest glacial lake in Colorado. The area is known for its authentic, small-town atmosphere; year-round outdoor recreation; and historical treasures.
This website is hosted by the Lake County Tourism Panel, a dedicated group of volunteers committed to promoting tourism in Lake County, Colorado. The Tourism Panel is funded by Lake County lodging taxes and acts as the Destination Stewards for Leadville – Twin Lakes.
Lake County Government
The Lake County Government, founded in 1877, is dedicated to serving the community through encompassing, professional public service. Lake County employs more than 110 full- and part-time employees, and has offices located throughout the county, including the County Courthouse and Annex Building, Coroner’s Office, Road and Bridge Office, Maintenance Office, Ski Cooper, and the Leadville Public Library.