Outdoor

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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              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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                                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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                                                  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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                                                                    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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                                                                          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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                                                                                      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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                                                                                                  10 Reasons to Visit Twin Lakes this Summer

                                                                                                        If you haven’t been to Twin Lakes, Colorado, add it to your bucket list. These large glacial lakes lie at the foot of Colorado’s highest peaks and offer a wealth of recreation. In addition, the mountain hamlet of Twin Lakes offers intriguing history, delicious food, and charming places to lay your weary head. Whether your taste for adventure is wild or ...

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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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                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                    2020 Travel: Visit the Other Interlaken, at Twin Lakes

                                                                                                                          If you're looking for a version of Switzerland without the flight, visit the other Interlaken. No passport is needed when you travel to Twin Lakes, Colorado, and nearby Leadville! Colorado's Lake County has glacial lakes, trains, boats, and immense peaks like the Swiss Interlaken, plus a taste of the wild west. You can hike, bike, fish, snowshoe, nordic ski, camp, and ...

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                                                                                                                          Have a Working Vacation You’ll Enjoy – in Leadville

                                                                                                                                Ready for a vacation, but need to keep in touch with the office? Two new amenities in Leadville, Colorado, make a working vacation a little easier. Enjoy a scenic new co-working space and access reliable Internet. When you're off the clock, unplug with a full array of outdoor adventure, historical sites, and jaw-dropping scenery. Work with a View Now you can work ...

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