What’s New in Leadville & Twin Lakes, ColoradoSeptember 15, 2021
With many new businesses opening in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, local entrepreneurs are showing their grit. Despite the pandemic, new shops and services have launched and new owners have put new twists on long-standing local businesses. Originally published in the spring, this list continues to grow.
See what’s new in town since your last visit! You’ll get a warm welcome from these new businesses.
707 N. Poplar St., Leadville, Laundromat parking lot, 719-398-4554
In North America’s highest-elevation city, rent an ebike! Get help mapping your ride around Leadville’s historic Mineral Belt Trail or out to Turquoise Lake.
Leadville ATV Rentals
1 Harrison Ave., Leadville
Go off road year ’round! Rent a UTV, dirt bike, or eBike in warm weather. When the snow comes, check out a UTV on snow tracks or a snow bike for ultimate fun!
Mountain Dogs Romp & Chomp
728 Front St., Leadville
If you need doggie daycare or boarding, a dog wash, or supplies during your stay, check out this new store for dogs and the people who love them.
Top Out Adventures
Join a day hike or multi-day all-inclusive trip based at the Governor’s Mansion in Leadville, with experienced and highly trained guides.
Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours
1 mile East of Twin Lakes village at the Red Rooster fishing site (by the White Star Campground)
New owners are now offering a pontoon boat cruise across Twin Lakes. When you arrive on the opposite shore, you can walk around the former Interlaken Resort. Open through early fall, weather dependent.
Twin Lakes SUP and Cycle
35 County Road 26, Twin Lakes
Rent stand-up paddle boards and mountain bikes, in the heart of Twin Lakes village, to explore Colorado’s majestic high country and large sparkling lakes. Open weekends in early fall, as weather allows. 📷: @supandcycle on Instagram
Eat & Drink
Before & After Leadville
612 Harrison Ave., Leadville
Sip inventive cocktails and mocktails and carefully chosen beer, wine, and coffee drinks. Delicious light fare and scrumptious desserts are also on tap, all in a historic building in the heart of downtown Leadville. 📷: @treelinekitchen on Instagram
710 Harrison Ave., Leadville
After a historic restoration taking the cafe back in time to 1958, the Golden Burro is re-opened with an entirely plant-based menu and a focus on a good breakfast.
Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que
140 E. 6th St., Leadville
Mouth-watering smoked pork and turkey breast with tangy sauces and savory sides.
Two Mile Brewing
101 Harrison Ave, Leadville
Need a cold brew or a hot sammie? Come try Leadville’s newest brewpub! Don’t miss the Leadville Lager, Camp Hale Pale Ale, and seasonal brews. 📷: @twomilebrewing on Instagram
Tacos La Mina
102 Mountain View Drive, Leadville
A new style of Mexican food is cooking in the space previously occupied by Gringo’s on Leadville’s north end. Savor scrumptious tacos, panchitos, burros, tortas, quesadillas, tacos dorado, hamburgers, and more.
Blue Vessel Florista
460 Harrison Ave., Leadville
Visit this inspired walk-in floral shop for creative arrangements for the rebellious, romantic, and spiritual at heart. Planning an event? You’ll also find event design and styling, plus rental space for weddings and other intimate gatherings. 🎥: @bluevessel_florista on Instagram
324 Harrison Ave., Leadville
Find wearables, home goods, gear, and wellness goods from small businesses located in Colorado. All goods are from artisans and makers committed to sustainably sourced or recycled inputs and reflect Colorado’s outdoorsy vibe.
Galena Mountain Projects
108 W. 6th St., Leadville
If you think bigger isn’t always better and that the little wild things in life are often the richest, then check out the new Leadville adventure brand of apparel, guidebooks, photography, and more.
Two Dog Travel
603 Harrison Ave., Leadville
Stop in for advice on where to go and what to see in Leadville and Twin Lakes. Pick up travel must-haves for this trip and ones to come. You’ll also find souvenirs, Colorado history books, and antiques from Two Dog Travel’s worldwide treks.
700 Harrison Ave., Leadville
Under new ownership, the hotel is currently undergoing renovations to restore it to its former glory. The restaurant, Mineral, is expected to open by the end of the year, with the lobby, bar, cafe, and hotel rooms soon to follow.
Mountain Peaks Motel
1 Harrison Ave, Leadville
Now under new ownership and with newly renovated rooms, Mountain Peaks Motel is located in downtown Leadville. Walking distance to all major shops, museums, and restaurants, it offers 150 channels of full HD satellite TV in every room. 📷: @mountain_peaks_leadville_co on Instagram
Old Tale Inn
207 Elm St., Leadville
Formerly The Alps Motel, the Old Tale Inn now has new owners and newly renovated rooms. This conveniently located motel offers a comfortable, modern stay.
320 E. 9th St., Leadville
Rest your weary head in a brand-new high-craftsmanship cabin at FREIGHT Leadville. Each of these well-appointed cabins is named for a historic Leadville working lady, to honor these unsung Leadville residents. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Whiskey Lime Lounge, an eye-spy room full of the antiques salvaged from FREIGHT’s restoration. 📷: @freightleadville / Sagebrush Photography