VISITOR GUIDE: LEADVILLE AND TWIN LAKES, COLORADO
Centrally located and closer than you think
You’ll feel a world away from city life, but our four-season destination is just 100 miles from Denver and 130 miles from Colorado Springs. This one-tank trip is easy on the budget and on the eyes. All the highways in Lake County are part of the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway, one of the most beautiful drives in all of Colorado—if not the country.
Unparalleled history and outdoor recreation
Museums and history tours abound in Leadville, a 1880s silver mining boomtown, and the historic village of Twin Lakes. Now a modern-day outdoor recreation mecca, the area offers abundant snow for winter sports and a cool, comfortable climate for summer hiking among Colorado’s highest peaks and some of its largest glacial lakes. View our Visitor Guide to learn about all the fun things to do!
Charming downtown and cozy lodging
Harrison Avenue and the streets in downtown Leadville are lined with Victorian architecture, specialty shops, antique stores, restaurants, museums and galleries. Dining runs the gamut from a quick bite to a relaxing meal to slowly savor with friends and family. Have a restful stay in a b&b or inn, hotel, motel, hostel, vacation house, or rental cabin.