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Stargaze at Leadville-Twin Lakes, Colorado

        If you dream of mystical dark skies full of stars, plan a visit to Leadville-Twin Lakes, Colorado! Here you can peer deep into the universe, see the Milky Way, and make a wish on a shooting star. In fact, our stargazing is so good that in the future, we hope to become a certified Dark Sky Community. This summer, you can ...

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        Join our First-Ever Camp & Run Weekend

              If you enjoy adventuring outdoors and volunteering, join an inspirational weekend in Leadville-Twin Lakes, Colorado. Make new friends and explore the treasured landscapes of this iconic trail-running town! Join us Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23, 2024, for Daily runs or hikes as a group or on your own Hands-on service projects to give back to the community Activities to ...

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              Celebrate Pride Month with Us this June

                    Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, are celebrating Pride Month this June! You are cordially invited to a Pride Parade, queeraoke, drag show and dance party, storytelling, trivia, a special wildflower hike, and a health carnival. Mark your calendar and plan your trip for these fun events, all part of the 2nd Annual Lake County Pride - Primer Orgullo LGBTQ+ Anual de ...

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                    Great New Places to Eat & Shop in Leadville-Twin Lakes, Colorado

                          Leadville-Twin Lakes, Colorado, is always evolving with new shops to serve the local community and you! Be sure to check out these new, and newly located, businesses on your next visit. And enjoy this new glitz and grub! Gorgeous Handmade and Locally Sourced Jewelry Borek Gems & Jewelry 711 Harrison Ave., Suite 2C, Leadville To add some extra sparkle in ...

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                          Great Spring Trip Ideas for Leadville-Twin Lakes

                                Spring has come to Leadville-Twin Lakes, Colorado, meaning soft fresh snow and warm bluebird days! Now's the time to plan a long weekend or quiet mid-week visit. Come enjoy winter's last hurrah and fun things to do in our historic downtowns. Shape a great trip made just for you! Mix and match these ideas to enjoy spring in the Rockies! Photo: ...

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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 Photo: @lavidaadventures Play in the Snow Together Play in fresh winter snow at Leadville ...

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                                      Top 12 Reasons to Visit Leadville-Twin Lakes in 2024

                                            This year, be sure to visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado! Here at the top of the Rockies, you'll find a wide breadth of things to do outdoors and in our genuine and historic downtowns. While the list of possibilities is nearly endless, here are our top 12 reasons to visit in 2024! Photo: @marklarowephoto 1) Watch horses pull skiers down ...

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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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                                                  9 Fine Breakfast Spots in Leadville & Twin Lakes

                                                        Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, has you covered! Make sure you’re fueled for a day of adventure at the top of the Rockies with a delicious morning meal. Check out these great spots for coffee and pastries or a savory hot breakfast. Photo: @beforeandafterleadville Now Open for Breakfast Before & After ...

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                                                        7 Winter Backcountry Tips

                                                              If you head into the Colorado backcountry this winter, please be sure you’re prepared. Check out the resources below before you enter the backcountry. And have a fun and safe trip! Staying Safe in the Backcountry in Winter If you venture into the backcountry this winter, please do so safely. We can help! The Colorado Tourism Office has put together an ...

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                                                              Learn to Ski, Snowboard, Nordic Ski & Snowshoe at Leadville-Twin Lakes

                                                                    With abundant snow, Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado offer several great places to learn to downhill ski, snowboard, cross-country ski, and snowshoe. Our lessons will have you gliding happily across the snow in no time. And the scenery puts you in a winter wonderland. Ski Cooper is a fantastic place to learn to ski and ride. Its laid-back, family-friendly vibe will ...

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                                                                    10 Ways to Enjoy Winter Wonderland

                                                                          Visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, for all kinds of holiday and winter fun. Plan a weekend escape or longer vacation, and treasure your time at the top of the Rockies. Photo: @RoadhouseTwinLakes 1) Celebrate New Year's Eve with Us Start your new year a little closer to the stars! You are cordially invited to these great parties, all on Sunday, ...

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                                                                          Enjoy the First Twinter in Wonderland at Twin Lakes

                                                                                This holiday season visit Twin Lakes, Colorado, for a special treat. It’s the first year of Twinter in Wonderland! Twin Lakes Village will glow with holiday lights and a tree. Think high snowy mountains, wide open lakes, and sparkling lights for the ultimate holiday vibe. Plus delicious food and great local shopping. Come join us! Photo: Roadhouse Twin Lakes Join the ...

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                                                                                Holiday Shopping from A-Z in Leadville and Twin Lakes

                                                                                      Did you know that there is great holiday shopping at Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado? With a wide variety of locally made arts and clothing to gear, gifts, and food, you’ll be able to check off your list in no time. That leaves plenty of time to savor drinks and meals from Leadville and Twin Lakes restaurants and play in our ...

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                                                                                      Join our Group & Protect Leadville-Twin Lakes

                                                                                            Next year when you enjoy a new Mt. Elbert trailhead area or a clean campsite at Halfmoon, you can thank a brand-new local group! Friends of Lake County, started in summer 2023, is helping to protect natural areas near Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. You can also join the group! This work is critical for all of us that love Leadville-Twin ...

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                                                                                            Join Us for the Fat Bike Worlds Jan. 26-28, 2024

                                                                                                  In 2024, the fat biking mecca of Leadville, Colorado, will host the Fat Bike World Championships. These races are open to anyone who loves the world of fat biking! This three-day festival celebrates the sport and riders of all levels. Be sure to join us January 26 - 28, 2024 (Friday - Sunday). You can find community with other riders and ...

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                                                                                                  Holiday Events in Leadville & Twin Lakes

                                                                                                        Visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, for a peaceful holiday. You'll enjoy fun holiday events and festive snow. Whether you take a weekend escape or long holiday vacation, you'll treasure your time at the top of the Rockies. Check out this list of holiday-themed events, then plan your trip! Leadville Railroad Holiday Express Nov. 19 - Jan. 21 Check the schedule ...

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                                                                                                        Fantastic Film Fest – Oct. 14 at the Tabor Opera House

                                                                                                              Back by popular demand! You won’t want to miss the Stories Worth Telling Festival, an evening of inspiring short films. Be sure to join us as this festival returns to the Leadville’s historic Tabor Opera House on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, at 5 p.m. This year’s films feature A former rock star pursuing a life with buffalo, Black teenagers tap ...

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                                                                                                              Leadville’s Irish Miners’ Memorial and Exhibit: The Story of Immigrants

                                                                                                                    You can now visit the Leadville Irish Miners’ Memorial, which speaks to the hopes and dreams of immigrants across the world. This new memorial honors Leadville residents whose names had been lost to time.   [caption id="attachment_11008" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by Kathleen Fitzsimmons[/caption] Who Were the Irish Miners? The memorial honors approximately 1,300 miners from the Silver Rush days, most of ...

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                                                                                                                    Join Outdoor Industry & Outdoor Equity Summits in September

                                                                                                                          You’re invited to the Outdoor Industry Summit and Outdoor Equity Summit in Leadville on Sept. 15 and 16, 2023! We are proud to host them, as these summits share our vision for Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. Leadville-Twin Lakes Vision We want to welcome everyone to enjoy the natural beauty and friendly people that our area offers. We want to remove the ...

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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 10 top spots for leaf peeping in Leadville and ...

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                                                                                                                                Hiking the Continental Divide Trail Near Leadville & Twin Lakes

                                                                                                                                      Did you know that Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, mark the "spiritual halfway point" of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT)? Full of welcoming trail culture and alpine beauty, the area is an important milestone for long-distance hikers. It's also a great place for a day hike. What is the CDT? The CDT spans over 3,100 miles, stretching from Canada to Mexico. ...

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                                                                                                                                      What’s New at Twin Lakes

                                                                                                                                            As you enjoy the fabulous fall leaves, see what's new at Twin Lakes, Colorado. Check out some news, and welcome some new businesses. Here are 7 great new things to enjoy at Twin Lakes! 1) Indy Pass Pies & Patio Food Court Pizza with pizzazz, anyone? Stop by the new Indy Pass Pies for a tasty treat. You’ll find them at ...

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                                                                                                                                            Go Fat Biking Year ‘Round in Leadville & Twin Lakes

                                                                                                                                                  Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, are renowned for having some of the world's best fat biking trails! They are so good that the Fat Biking World Championship will be held in Leadville in January 2024. The challenging terrain and incredible scenery at nearly two miles high attracts biking activists from all over. Fat biking lets you see hard-to-reach places and the ...

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                                                                                                                                                  10 Reasons to Celebrate Leadville Boom Days

                                                                                                                                                        Leadville Boom Days is a three-day festival that celebrates mining heritage in Leadville, Colorado. Join us from Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023. Check the 2023 Schedule 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 ...

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                                                                                                                                                        How to Prepare for Your First 14er

                                                                                                                                                              Ready to climb your first 14,000’ peak? Leadville - Twin Lakes, Colorado, is a great base camp for “14ers” and other high-altitude hikes. To increase your chances of reaching the top—and staying safe—please check out the tips below. Then get ready to enjoy those breathtaking summit views! 14ers Near Leadville and Twin Lakes The 14ers trailheads closest to Leadville-Twin Lakes are Mt. ...

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                                                                                                                                                              Doo Leadville and Twin Lakes Right 💩

                                                                                                                                                                    We need your help keeping Leadville and Twin Lakes beautiful, and that means talking 💩. As numbers of happy campers, hikers, and bikers increase, so does human waste in the woods. Why Does It Matter? Of course you don’t want to leave behind a souvenir for another adventurer to discover. Even more importantly, poop in the woods can spread disease to ...

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                                                                                                                                                                    Enjoy Dark Skies at Leadville & Twin Lakes

                                                                                                                                                                          This summer, enjoy the magic of dark skies near Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. Far away from city lights, you can marvel at bright moonlight or thousands of stars. Bring a telescope to peer into the universe. Or time your visit for meteor showers and watch fireworks in space. Where to Go Consider these star-struck locations: Twin Lakes, Colorado, is a ...

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                                                                                                                                                                          7 Ways to Catch the Leadville-Twin Lakes History Vibe

                                                                                                                                                                                Visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, and you’ll experience genuine and historic mountain towns. You’ll sense their Silver Rush history today, even as you enjoy modern-day shops, restaurants, and lodging. Learn what makes Leadville and Twin Lakes special!  Here are 7 kinds of fun that give you the Leadville-Twin Lakes vibe! All tours and museums listed will be open for ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                9 Ideas for Summer Fun at Leadville & Twin Lakes

                                                                                                                                                                                      Leadville-Twin Lakes, Colorado, is opening for summer! Plan a trip to this area of majestic beauty and outdoor adventure. Be sure to check out these 9 ideas for summer fun. All are expected to be open by Memorial Day weekend. 1) Hike The Leadville-Twin Lakes area is full of trails for a simple stroll, a vigorous hike, or an exhilarating run. You ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Take a Spa Day in Leadville

                                                                                                                                                                                            Did you know that Leadville, Colorado, offers spa services? Whether you’re tired from exploring the trails or just ready for some rest and relaxation, we have you covered. Check out these local businesses for a truly relaxing addition to your vacation. Active Kneads 130 W. 5th Street, Suite 121, inside the Post Office Soothe your body and soul with a 60-minute ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Where to Find Local Arts and Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                                                                  One more reason to visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, is the strong creative community. Care to kick back after a long day on the trails? Jam to some live music! Love the local history? See a play in historic venues. For a relaxing afternoon, pick up a book by a local author. And bring home the best souvenirs ever with ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Join us for St. Patrick's Day in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado! On Friday, March 17, 2023, catch a short and sweet St. Patrick's Day parade at noon on Harrison Avenue. The Legendary Silver Dollar Saloon will serve delicious corned beef and cabbage. At Ski Cooper, take a run on Leprechaun Lane. Apres ski, have a pint at Katie O’Rourke’s Irish ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 Great Spring Trip Ideas

                                                                                                                                                                                                              A spring break at Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, means wonderful winter fun and affordable prices. Whether you're vacationing with family or friends, kids or adults, you can find fun and relaxation at the Top of the Rockies. Here are seven spectacular spring break ideas. 1) Hit the Slopes at Ski Cooper Like to ski or ride? Check out Ski Cooper ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Specials in Leadville and Twin Lakes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, have long been affordable. For even more savings, check out the specials below. Create a trip you'll treasure forever, at an price that's easy on your wallet! 📷: @gasperwasthere Leadville ATV Tours Explore the Rockies and take in the highest views in Colorado with Leadville ATV Tours. For $25 off all tours, use coupon code LATV. ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6 Ways to Ace Your New Year’s Resolutions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Do you have lofty New Year’s resolutions for 2023? Here’s how you can reach them at Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado! Check out the list of popular New Year’s resolutions below and our fun ideas for keeping them. Come this winter to tick items off your list quickly. Or plan a trip now for later in the year to be sure ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Winter Events You Don’t Want to Miss

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                From biking on snow to Nordic skiing to ice fishing and cheering ski joring, you’ll find fantastic winter events in Leadville, Colorado. Mark your 2023 calendar for these winter favorites! 📸: Mark LaRowe Photography Leadville Ski Joring & Winter Sports Leadville Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival Weekend March 3-5, 2023 Downtown Leadville Cost: Free to watch Leadville Ski Joring; registration for ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Celebrate a Soon-to-be Nature Preserve on the Arkansas River

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We love sharing Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, with people who respect and appreciate its natural beauty. As part of our commitment to our waters and lands, we have some exciting news. The new Arkansas River Community Preserve (ARC Preserve) will protect two miles of riverfront and 271 acres of land between Leadville and Twin Lakes! Mark your calendar to check ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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 ...

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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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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