Mining

East Side Mining District

        Leadville’s East Side Mining District means above-treeline views of nearby mountains, miles of roads and trails, and the intrigue of mining ruins. Roam this area with wheels or on foot, and you’ll find old mining headframes peeking through the trees, timber ore houses on hillsides, and tall stacks of tailings, the crushed rock that once yielded precious metals. There's Gold (and ...

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        Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad

        326 East 7th Street, Leadville, CO  |  (866) 386-3936  |  Website >

              Ride the Leadville scenic train, and step back in time to when mining and railroading were a large part of Leadville’s economy. This trip takes you high into an alpine environment with spectacular views of Colorado's highest peaks, wildflowers, and sometimes even wildlife. Come ride at the season reopening, in May 2020! Old Rail Route High into the Wilderness Journey from ...

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              National Mining Museum and Hall of Fame

              120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-1229  |  Website >

                    What would it be like to work in a mine, blasting rock in narrow passageways deep underground? You can imagine it at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum. Tour replicas of caves and mines, check out the masks past miners wore to breathe and the carbide lamps that lit their way, and see photos of the people who’ve run ...

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                    Route of the Silver Kings

                    809 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-3900  |  Website >

                          Take a driving tour through the 20-square-mile historic mining district surrounding Leadville, on dirt roads. Most are passable in cars. The Route of the Silver King tour has 12 stops, including mines, power plants, ghost towns, and mining camps. Maps are available at the Visitor Center at 809 Harrison Avenue in Leadville. For the route, see page 30 of the Heritage ...

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