Fall Fun at Leadville and Twin Lakes

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

        Be sure to also see 7 great spots for leaf peeping in Leadville and Twin Lakes!

        📷: @therealmicahling

        *Fun Fall Activities*


        Top of the Rockies Zipline Leadville CO


        Top of the Rockies Zipline

        Through mid-October, and come back for winter snow zipping!

        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 Oktoberfest Weekends

        Weekends in October – and reserve your tickets now for the Holiday Express!

        Enjoy a fun fall activity that’s perfect for the entire family, look no further than Oktoberfest on the Leadville Railroad. Every Saturday and Sunday in October, the train will be departing for a 2.5 hour trip with seasonal libations, including beers, hot cocoa and hot cider.

        The ride features conductor commentary, beautiful sights, and a stop at the water tower. Friends, families, kids, and dogs are welcome! As we head into cooler weather, remember jackets, mittens, hats and blankets so that you can bundle up for the journey.


        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.

        Visit 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.


        Shooting Star Gallery

        Visit the gallery for enjoy the talent of our local artists. Stock up on holiday, birthday, and other gifts! Open through Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022.

        Twin Lakes General Store

        Stop in for local maps, outdoor clothing, snacks, wine and beer, books, and much, more more! The store is closing for winter at noon on Sunday, Oct. 23. It will also be closed Oct. 11-12, and Oct. 18-19.

        *Fun Fall Events*

        Films, Plays & Storytelling

        The Yak

        Friday, Oct. 7
        7-9 p.m.

        Tell your story or hear others’ stories! This storytelling event has winners, speed, laughter, and vulnerability and is recorded and aired by KDNK.

        “Stories Worth Telling” Film Festival

        Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022
        6 p.m.
        Tabor Opera House

        Join the inaugural Stories Worth Telling Festival – On The Road, an authentic Colorado film festival at the historic Tabor Opera House! Enjoy an evening of short outdoor and adventure films, special guests, and a night of superb storytelling! With special guest, The Moth’s Nick P Ross.

        Immerse yourself in films featuring a revolutionary woman-created packraft business, a trail runner pursuing a World Record, mentor-mentee relationships that break down barriers, the search for elusive fish, and the world of professional skiing. All films are made by Colorado filmmakers and/or feature Colorado subjects. The films focus on compassion, innovation, adventure, and community. Several of the filmmakers and people featured in the films will attend.

        Bitterbush Play Leadville CO

        A Bitterbush Retreat

        Friday, Oct. 28 & Saturday, Oct. 29
        6 – 10 p.m.

        A Bitterbush Retreat is a comedy set in Leadville, the plot follows a group trying to start a utopian art collective in a Stringtown backyard. It examines the town’s undeniable charms, historical past, and lingering ghosts. The heart of the play is the complicated ways that family expresses love, and the quest to find a partner by any means. It also explores the nature of work in late capitalism, concluding a job can only give you a routine, not a life.

        The play was written by local couple Bekah Grim and Blue Mooers and will be performed by a local troupe.

        Halloween Happenings

        Ghouls Night Out Leadville CO

        Ghoul’s Night Out Drag Show Hosted by Aria Pettyone and Chad

        Friday, Oct. 14
        6:30 -10:30 p.m.

        Come to a Halloween themed drag show at FREIGHT! This event is hosted by Aria Pettyone with co-host Chad and also features ElectriX Cute, Elleven Divine, and DaVaiVai. Doors open at 6:30 and a dance party will follow the show. Halloween costumes are encouraged!

        Trick or Treat Leadville CO

        Trick or Treat on Mainstreet

        Sunday, Oct. 30
        1-3 p.m.
        Harrison Avenue, Leadville

        Join us on historic Harrison Avenue for a family fun trick or treat event.

        Making Art

        Blue Vessel Florista Leadville

        📷: @bluevesselflorista

        Dried Flower Crown Workshop

        Sunday, Oct. 23
        3-5 p.m.
        Blue Vessel Florista

        Fun & Games

        Trivia with Taryn

        Friday, Oct. 20
        7-9 p.m.

        Enjoy a trivia night full of fun categories!

        Fair Housing Fair Leadville CO

        LCBAG Housing Fair

        Friday, Oct. 21
        4-7 p.m.

        Fun for all ages, and food is provided. Learn about the housing crisis in Lake County while going to a pop up carnival. There will be a bounce house as well as activities like axe throwing, balloon darts, corn hole, giant jenga, pie toss, and more!

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