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Join the Inaugural “Stories Worth Telling” Film Festival, Oct. 15

        Join us for an authentic Colorado film festival at the historic Tabor Opera House this fall! Stories Worth Telling Festival Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 6 p.m. Tabor Opera House, 308 Harrison Ave., Leadville Join the inaugural Stories Worth Telling Festival - On The Road for short outdoor and adventure films, special guests, and a night of superb storytelling! Immerse ...

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        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 7 great spots for leaf peeping in Leadville and ...

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              10 Reasons to Celebrate Leadville Boom Days

                    Leadville Boom Days is a three-day festival celebrates mining heritage in Leadville, Colorado. Join us from Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023. In addition to the best-known events—the burro races, a big parade, and the mining competitions—are plenty of other ways to celebrate Leadville’s history. Games, dances, live music and entertainment, kid-friendly activities, and other fun celebrations abound at this ...

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                    What’s New in 2022 in Leadville & Twin Lakes

                          Come see what’s new in Leadville! If you haven’t visited for a while, you’ll find plenty of new businesses and activities to experience. 📷: @shadow_hikes Eat & Drink Isabella's Kitchen 1715 N. Poplar St., Leadville Find all your favorite American foods at Isabella’s Kitchen food truck, now under new ownership. Enjoy tasty burgers, wings, chicken sandwiches, fries, and tacos and ...

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                          4 Summer Events in Leadville and Twin Lakes

                                Summer's biggest events have returned to Leadville and Twin Lakes! Here are five ways to find summer fun and genuine mountain culture at the Top of the Rockies. 1) Experience Mining Heritage at Leadville Boom Days Leadville Boom Days, Aug. 5-7, is a three-day celebration of this mining town’s 1880s silver rush heritage. The festival celebrates the Old West with burro ...

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                                Summer Fun in Leadville and Twin Lakes

                                      In Leadville and Twin Lakes, most summer is in full swing! Here are a few of the many fun things to do. 📷: @shel8y 1) Visit Twin Lakes Check out cool local businesses in Twin Lakes village. Stop by the Red Rooster Visitor Center for ideas of things to do. The scenic byway to Independence Pass, Hwy. 82 from Twin Lakes ...

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                                      7 Ways to Keep Leadville & Twin Lakes Beautiful

                                            Love Leadville and Twin Lakes? You can help preserve its majestic natural beauty for years to come! We’ve shared our favorite "top of the Rockies" sustainable travel tips here, because the actions that are good for our lakes and forests can also give you a more rewarding time in the great outdoors! Follow these tips for a fun and safe visit—and ...

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                                            Women of Leadville & Twin Lakes, Today and Yesterday

                                                  Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, are known for their late 1800s Silver Rush riches and colorful characters. Did you know that many women played a role in the stories? You can visit local sites and connect with their stories. Today, you can also find many local women running unique, thriving businesses and holding local leadership roles. Let's meet them! Women Making ...

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                                                  Celebrate Leadville’s Irish History

                                                        If you’re looking for St. Patrick’s Day fun in Leadville, Colorado, check out these happenings: St. Patrick's Day, Thursday, March 17 Ski Cooper: Spend the day skiing or riding Cooper’s slopes. Take a run through family friendly Leprechaun Lane, new this season! Can you find all six of the wooden shamrocks? They were made by Leadville local and Cooper board member ...

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                                                        Top 3 Winter Tips from Leadville Rangers

                                                              The backcountry near Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, is amazing in winter. But it's best if you're prepared. Because 74% of the land in Lake County is U.S. Forest Service land, here is some insight from the people who know it best—friendly rangers with the Leadville Ranger District. Their tips will help you make the most of your trip and ...

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                                                              Romantic Fun in Leadville & Twin Lakes, Colorado

                                                                    There's plenty of romantic fun in winter in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado! Check out these ideas for snowy fun, yurt adventures, sweet treats and flowers, and cozy places to dine and stay. Thinking long term? You can even hold your wedding here! 📷: Cover photo, @freightleadville 📷: @lavidaadventures Play in the Snow Together Play in fresh winter snow at Leadville ...

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                                                                    Winter Events You Don’t Want to Miss

                                                                          From biking on snow to Nordic skiing to cheering ski joring, you’ll find fantastic winter events in Leadville, Colorado. Mark your 2022 calendar for these winter favorites! 📸: Mark LaRowe Photography Leadville Ski Joring & Winter Sports Leadville Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival Weekend March 4-6, 2022 Downtown Leadville Cost: Free for Leadville Ski Joring; registration for some additional events Cheer ...

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                                                                          7 Ideas for Holiday Fun at the Top of the Rockies

                                                                                Looking for a last-minute holiday escape? Head to Leadville and Twin Lakes, the top of the Rockies! Here are seven ideas for spectacular holidays. 📷: Fat biking by @skc1025 1) Hop Aboard the Holiday Express This year for the first time, the Leadville Railroad is extending its season into winter and offering a holiday lights train ride. Travel through the snowy ...

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                                                                                4 Days of Active Winter Fun at the Top of the Rockies

                                                                                      Experience winter on another level at the top of the Rockies in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. This itinerary is for people who love to get outside and try new things. Find outdoor adventure on uncrowded, groomed winter trails where the snow comes early and stays late. You'll find a variety of lodging options and affordable family-friendly activities including skiing, snowmobile ...

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                                                                                      What’s New at Ski Cooper

                                                                                            Open through April 17, 2022! For a ski “resort” without the crowds and pretense, visit Ski Cooper! Enjoy authentic Colorado skiing without lift lines, high prices, high-rise condos, or hard man-made “snow.” Cooper boasts wide-open spaces in a family-friendly and affordable environment. Buy your pass today! What’s New at Ski Cooper in 2022 Welcome these new amenities for the 2021-22 ...

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                                                                                            Colorado Backcountry Winter Safety: Know Before You Go

                                                                                                  If you head into the Colorado backcountry this winter, please be sure you’re prepared. Did you know that search and rescue calls at Leadville and Twin Lakes have risen sharply in the past two years? And that many are from visitors? Check out the resources below before you enter the backcountry. Take the Colorado Backcountry Winter Safety Pledge. And have a ...

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                                                                                                  Vote for Leadville as Best Historic Small Town

                                                                                                        Help Leadville win 2021 Best Historic Small Town. We've been nominated for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Award! Please vote daily until Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. The 10 towns with the most votes will win. Discover Our History It's no surprise Leadville was included as a candidate. Leadville, a Victorian-era mining town and home of the unsinkable Molly Brown, offers ...

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                                                                                                        10 Winter Adventures at Leadville & Twin Lakes

                                                                                                              If you’re seeking winter adventures, you’ll find treasures at Leadville and Twin Lakes. Discover 10 ways to have fun at the top of the Rockies! If you're headed into the wilderness, be sure to check our Colorado Backcountry Winter Safety page, and know before you go! (📷: @speters86 / Instagram) 1) Dogsled Go dogsledding! Let happy huskies pull you past ...

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                                                                                                              What’s New in Leadville & Twin Lakes, Colorado

                                                                                                                    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 ...

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                                                                                                                    How to Visit Leadville’s Mines, Responsibly

                                                                                                                          We are truly glad that visitors are excited about our historic mining structures—we are too! We welcome you to visit and marvel at them. But please, take only pictures and leave our last few Wild West structures untouched. Here’s why. Stay Safe These structures are approximately 140 years old, and they can be dangerous. Timbers that old can break unexpectedly, causing ...

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                                                                                                                          Dogs of Leadville & Twin Lakes

                                                                                                                                In honor of National Dog Day, we'd like to share these photos of pups enjoying their time in Leadville & Twin Lakes, Colorado. Come see us and bring your furry friend! Take your doggo on a hike, to Twin Lakes or Turquoise Lake, on a Leadville Railroad ride, and much more! (Pup on train: 📷: @best.buddy.photography ...

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                                                                                                                                Top 10 Reasons to Visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, CO, this Fall

                                                                                                                                      Leaves change first in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. At elevations around 10,000’, the aspen usually peak mid- to late September, surrounding scenic drives, hikes, bike rides, and train rides with golden leaves. Here are some of our favorite reasons to visit Leadville and Twin Lakes this fall! 📷: @browneyedgirlsnaps 1. National Scenic and Historic Byway – Autumn Roads All roads ...

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                                                                                                                                      End of Summer: Dining In, Museums & More

                                                                                                                                            Have a great end-of-summer experience at Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. Everything is reopened in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado! Here's a quick roundup of things you may have missed last year--and can still catch this summer--here at the top of the Rockies. Museums To round out your vacation, or catch some culture on a rainy afternoon, check out Leadville’s many ...

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                                                                                                                                            Explore Two Genuine & Historic Mountain Towns

                                                                                                                                                  Come to Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, and discover two genuine and historic mountain towns. Off the beaten path and full of rich history, they give a glimpse into the Colorado of days gone by. Explore the many things to do! Visit the Museums Tour these museums to learn more about mining and Leadville's intriguing history: Healy House Museum and Dexter ...

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                                                                                                                                                  Outdoor Summer Fun in Leadville & Twin Lakes

                                                                                                                                                        This summer, discover the many outdoor adventures waiting in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. Enjoy the highest outdoors fun at the top of the Rockies! Zipline Soar high above the Arkansas River valley with views of Colorado’s highest peaks. It’s the only place in the world you can zipline across a train! Bike Go biking! Explore the family-friendly Mineral Belt Trail, a ...

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                                                                                                                                                        Camping Guide to Leadville & Twin Lakes, CO

                                                                                                                                                              Ready for a night under the stars? This guide to camping in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, can help you make the most of your trip. Where to Camp >>Campgrounds: Explore the campgrounds near Leadville and Twin Lakes, Some are by reservation only, and some are first-come, first served. >>Huts: Book a hut for your family. While huts usually allow you ...

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                                                                                                                                                              Join Ski & Fat Bike Races – Here or at Home

                                                                                                                                                                    This winter, you can still participate in two iconic Leadville Nordic ski and fat bike races! They offer a fun way to get outside and enjoy the fresh winter air. If you can't come to Leadville, you can still participate from home. When you join the races, you’ll be helping build and maintain area trails. Help support the Leadville trails you ...

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                                                                                                                                                                    Holiday Shopping in Town & Online

                                                                                                                                                                          This year, you can shop from your favorite Leadville and Twin Lakes stores from the comfort of your home! The Share the Love Online Holiday Marketplace is open now until noon on Dec. 23, 2020. Shop goods and gift certificates from local artists, shops, attractions, and nonprofits. You are sure to find unique gifts that your friends and family will love. Pick ...

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                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoy a Real Winter in North America’s Highest City

                                                                                                                                                                                [Updated Jan. 5 2020] Snow and real winter have come to Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado! At 10,152’, North America’s highest-elevation city offers snow from early season through late spring. Check out our outdoor activities—all naturally socially distanced. Plus great museums and restaurants to warm you up! Ski Cooper's Wide-Open Spaces Ski Cooper, a ski “resort” without the pretense, is open ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                Meet Leadville’s National Museum to Mining

                                                                                                                                                                                120 West 9th Street, Leadville, CO  |  719-486-1229  |  Website >

                                                                                                                                                                                      Did you know that Leadville, Colorado, is home to a national museum? The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is perched in North America's highest-elevation town. Visitors often say they are surprised by the depth of this unsung museum, which tells the past, present, and future of the nation's mining. There, you can learn about mining through geology, science, historic ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Ghosts of Leadville, Colorado

                                                                                                                                                                                            In the ghostly spirit of Halloween, check out these stories of past Leadville souls. Many still make their presence known in this Colorado mining town. They float and creak in 1880s Victorian buildings and abandoned mines. Read these tales with a shiver. Then make plans to visit the sites where spine-chilling events took place. Mineral Belt Trail Bike, walk, or cross-country ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Fall for Leadville’s Museums!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  This fall, be sure to visit the museums in Leadville, Colorado! They offer a great way to learn more about Leadville, named a Best Historic Small Town by USA Today in 2020, and the mining that built it. Imagine yourself living in a fancy home during the Silver Rush days. Or crawling through narrow passageways underground. Or attending a pioneer synagogue. ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Leadville Named a “Best Historic Small Town” by USA TODAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                        [Updated Oct. 16, 2020] Leadville is honored to be a winner in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Award Contest for “Best Historic Small Town”! Leadville was the only city in Colorado to win in this specific category. How Winners Were Chosen Twenty nominees were chosen by a panel of relevant experts, which included a combination of editors from ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lodging Reopens June 1st in Leadville and Twin Lakes, CO

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Summer is kicking off in the high country, and lodging is reopening in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado! As of June 1, 2020, lodging properties may reopen if they’ve received approval from Lake County Public Health Agency. This means that when you stay in Lake County, you can do so with confidence that your room meets careful and thoughtful guidelines for ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              New: Meet the Characters of California Gulch, Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you love the mining history in Leadville, Colorado, don't miss this new online exhibit from the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. The painting depicts California Gulch, just to the southeast of downtown Leadville, where you can still see remnants of the famous mines. Within this simple painting are stories of colorful characters from Leadville's mining days. Colorful Characters ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12 Great Reasons to Visit Leadville This Summer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Summer is underway in North America's highest-elevation town. Explore these top 12 reasons to visit Leadville, and plan your trip today. Cultural Events at the Tabor Opera House: Concerts, plays, comedy, ballet, and more in the Tabor Opera House's first season under Leadville ownership, plus revamped tours six days a week. See the 2017 schedule. Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad: Special ...

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