5 Reasons to Visit Us This YearJune 10, 2020
[Updated Oct. 28, 2020]
Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, are open! And we can’t wait to see you again. Here are five reasons this is the perfect place to visit this year.
1) Our elevated beauty brings joy.
Spectacular views abound at North America’s highest-elevation city. Refresh your body and soul with our uplifting, wide open views. All roads into Leadville and Twin Lakes are part of the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway. The Leadville train carries you high above the valley with jaw-dropping vistas. You’ll feel inspired by soaring peaks and sparkling waters.
2) You can have the highest outdoors fun.
Enjoy our miles of open forests and our giant lakes. Hike, bike, and fish. Paddle and boat at Turquoise Lake and Twin Lakes. Rev an ATV and much more—all naturally socially distanced. Play like a kid again, outside in the fresh air.
3) You’ll feel rich discovering our mining history.
Sit back and relax on the Leadville scenic train and hear local history stories. Rent an ATV or drive your car on the Route of the Silver Kings, to see historic mines up close. Take self-guided walking tours of historic Leadville and Twin Lakes. Our museums, including the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, and history tours give you even more insight into this fascinating Silver Rush town.
4) In our genuine mountain towns, we’ll take good care of you.
In our small mountain towns, you’re more than just a number. Our shops, restaurants, and lodging are open with health measures in place and sparkling clean. Please note that face coverings are required in all public, indoor spaces in Colorado, to keep everyone healthy. See what to expect and how we’re keeping you safe, in our 2020 Travel Guide.
Browse for local art and antiques, outdoor gear, and more. Take a walking tour of Leadville and Twin Lakes. Savor delicious meals at our restaurants. Spend restful nights. Check out attractions that are open, now with even more space! We’ll make sure you’re cared for carefully.
5) You can take an affordable escape.
Here you can escape the crowds. Find solitude in nature. And be close to home. Leadville and Twin Lakes are an easy drive—just 100 miles from Denver and 130 miles from Colorado Springs.
Our towns are also easy on your wallet. In a time when budgets are tight, lodging, meals, and attractions in Leadville and Twin Lakes are still affordable. Our prices are much lower than nearby resorts, making us a great place to bring yourself or the whole family.