Spring

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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                    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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                          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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                                            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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                                                              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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                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                    Honor Heroes at 10th Mountain Division Day

                                                                                                                          Be sure to catch a special event at Ski Cooper near Leadville, Colorado, honoring World War II heroes. The 10th Mountain Division Day celebration features a ski-down tribute to the brave ski troopers who trained at Cooper and Camp Hale in the mid-1940s and ultimately played a large role in defeating German forces. This event takes place miles from the nation’s ...

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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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                                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                              Plan an Adventure Sampler

                                                                                                                                                                    Spring is coming soon to the top of the Rockies. Plan your own adventure sampler for a late spring or early summer getaway to Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. Choose from these great options, for a trip you'll treasure forever!  (📷: Bike Leadville by @gilly.swimbikerun) Go Fishing Catch the fish you wish in Gold Medal Trout Waters. Just outside ...

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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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                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                Summer Road Trip to Twin Lakes!

                                                                                                                                                                                      For a great road trip, head to Twin Lakes, Colorado, this spring! Set near the edge of two of Colorado’s largest glacial lakes, this historic village is both picturesque and welcoming. Businesses in Twin Lakes, and the jaw-dropping drive over Independence Pass, re-open by Memorial Day weekend, depending on snow conditions. Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway The Top of the ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                      6 Great Ways to Play in Leadville’s Spring Snow

                                                                                                                                                                                            Spring snow is still deep and rideable in Leadville, Colorado. And we're often still topped with a layer of freshies! If you'd like to play in fresh snow and warm sunshine, Leadville is just the place. Here are six great ways to play in our abundant spring snow. 1) Snowmobile: Take a snowmobile tour or bring your own sled! Zoom around ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                            3 Reasons to Love Spring in the Rockies

                                                                                                                                                                                                  In North America’s highest city, we’re embracing the in-between season, when winter hasn’t quite left and summer hasn’t quite arrived. Come see for yourself why this playful season is a great time to visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. 1. You can enjoy winter or summer sports—on the same day. Spring is the best of both worlds. Winter still sparkles just ...

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