Leadville

It’s Back! Dining In, Museums & More

        Summer is here, and everything is reopened in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado! Here's a quick roundup of things you missed--and can't wait to get back to--here at the top of the Rockies. Museums To round out your summer vacation, or catch some culture on a rainy summer afternoon, check out Leadville’s many museums. Special Exhibit: National Mining Hall of Fame ...

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        6 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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              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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                                What’s New in Leadville & Twin Lakes, Colorado

                                      The offerings in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, have grown in the past year. Several new businesses have opened, and we are continuing to update our list. Please come see what’s new in town since your last visit! You’ll get a warm welcome from these new businesses. Play High Country eBikes of Leadville 707 N. Poplar St., Leadville, Laundromat parking ...

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                                      Women of Leadville & Twin Lakes, Yesterday and Today

                                            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? Check out these famous women from Leadville’s mining history. Then come visit places where you can connect with their stories today. We'll also introduce you to some of today's female entrepreneurs. Women ...

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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! (📷: @coloradojerseygirl / Instagram) 1) Dogsled Go dogsledding! Let happy huskies pull you past phenomenal views of forests, lakes, and Colorado’s highest peaks. 2) Ski or Ride Cooper Enjoy the wide-open spaces at this family ...

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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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                                                        Romantic Fun in Leadville, 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! Play in the Snow Together Play in fresh winter snow at Leadville and Twin Lakes! Check out these ...

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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 were up 300% in summer 2020? And that many were from visitors? Lake County search and rescue teams are preparing for an active winter. Thanks to Covid-19, many new outdoor-lovers are expected to explore ...

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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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                                                                                                  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! 1. National Scenic and Historic Byway – Autumn Roads All roads into Leadville ...

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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 Reasons You Can’t Miss Leadville Boom Days

                                                                                                                                This year marks the 70th running of the burro races at Leadville Boom Days, a three-day festival to celebrate mining heritage in Leadville, Colorado. And this long-standing festival truly has something for everyone! Themed "70 Years of Haulin' Ass," the event kicks off Friday, Aug. 2 and goes through Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. In addition to the best-known events—the burro races, ...

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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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