Fall Events in Leadville and Twin Lakes

        Autumn is a magical time in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. Think warm days, cool nights, and some of Colorado’s first gold leaves! Check out this roundup of fun things to see and do in fall. Check our calendar for details on these and other great events.

        Be sure to also see 10 top spots for leaf peeping in Leadville and Twin Lakes!

        Top of the Rockies Zipline

        Through mid-October

        Leaf peep from high in the sky on the Top of the Rockies Zipline. Or combine your zipline tour with a train ride, for a fall foliage spectacular all day long!

        Leadville Railroad’s Scenic Rides

        • Fall Specials – Daily through Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023 (1 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays).
        • Oktoberfest Rides – Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 29, 2023.

        Enjoy the fall colors and sweeping vistas of the Arkansas River Valley. Reservations are required; please book in advance. Get that special shot framed by Colorado’s autumn beauty. Make sure to bring your camera and your jacket!

        Scenic Drives

        All roads to Leadville and Twin Lakes are along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway! Come see the gorgeous views, dotted with golden fall colors.

        Film Festival

        “Stories Worth Telling” Film Festival

        Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023
        5 p.m.
        Tabor Opera House

        Back by popular demand! The second annual Stories Worth Telling Film Festival comes to Leadville’s historic Tabor Opera House. Don’t miss these inspiring films focusing on compassion, innovation, adventure, and community.

        Community Events

        T.H.E. Boomin’ Auto Show
        Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023
        10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
        Rev up your engines and get ready for a great display of automotive excellence, all in support of a great cause, the Lake County Pool.

        Pool-apalooza! A PB Swims Fundraiser
        Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023
        3-8 p.m.

        Join a silent auction, car show, dinner, and film “From My Window” followed by Q&A with film stars: adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb Mt. Everest and the Seven Summits, and Leadville Local Melissa Simpson.

        Chicas Empoderadas
        Cada Jueves de 9am-2pm en Full Circle.
        Un grupo de mujeres que hablan español y se identifican como latinas/hispanas. Reunirse para aumenta las conexiones con relaciones positivas entre amigos, redes sociales y apoyos sociales. Classes de ingles – Preparzion de almuerzo – Conexiones comunitarias – Desarollo de habilidades

        Trivia with Taryn at FREIGHT
        Friday, Oct. 20, 2023
        6 p.m.
        Trivia with Taryn supports a local non-profit or fundraising campaign for Lake County. Come join the fun as a solo or a team!

        Family Movie Night
        Friday, Oct. 27, 2023
        6 p.m.
        Please join us for popcorn and a popular family friendly movie on our giant screen at First Baptist Church!

        Live Music

        Music at the Pastime Saloon

        Friday, Oct. 6, 2023
        9 p.m.
        Smelted Hearts

        Saturday, Oct. 7
        9 p.m.
        Karaoke Night

        Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023
        7 p.m.
        Trivia Night

        Friday, Oct. 20, 2023
        9 p.m.
        Moonstone Quill

        Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023
        9 p.m.
        Karaoke Night

        Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023
        7 p.m.
        Trivia Night

        Friday, Oct. 27, 2023
        9 p.m.
        Hippie Blooms

        Halloween Celebrations

        Halloween Party at the Pastime Saloon
        Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023

        Trick or Treat Street
        Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023
        1 p.m.

        Trick or treat along Harrison Avenue, Leadville’s main street! Wear a costume and bring a trick or treat bag!

        History Tours & Museums

        Catch these tours and museums this fall!

        Healy House and Dexter Cabin

        Discover two of Leadville’s earliest houses for a glimpse of life in a booming silver-mining town.

        National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

        Discover the story of mining—past, present, and future! See world-class gemstones, mining equipment, and much more.

        Temple Israel

        Visit the oldest of the area’s frontier synagogues, and learn about the lives of Jewish pioneers during Leadville’s mining boom.

        Fall at Twin Lakes

        Twin Lakes is one of the best areas around for fall colors! Whether you’re taking a drive up to Independence Pass, hiking or biking an area trail, or watching the golden glow of sunset and leaves behind the lakes, you’ll love autumn at Twin Lakes.

        Twin Lakes Boat Tours

        Red Rooster Boat Ramp

        Magnificent scenery, wildlife, history, and folklore await on these narrated tours. You can also tour the historic Interlaken resort, which was established in the late 1800s as a getaway for the wealthy mining tycoons. Please make reservations in advance.

        Shooting Star Gallery

        Visit the gallery for enjoy the talent of our local artists—now in a new location in the heart of Twin Lakes village. Turn between the Twin Lakes General Store and Twin Lakes Inn and go halfway up the block on County Road 26.

        Twin Lakes General Store

        Stop in for local maps, outdoor clothing, snacks, wine and beer, books, and much, more more!

        Twin Lakes Inn & Saloon & Patio Food Court

        Enjoy beverages, fresh pizza from Indy Pass Pies, and more at the new patio food court—perfect on a bright fall day.

        More Events

        See our calendar for even more live music, movies, markets, outdoor activities and exercise, and much more!

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