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. Old Rail Route High into the Wilderness Journey from Leadville’s depot, built in 1896, to the Continental Divide ...

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              National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

              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

                          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 14 stops, including mines, power plants, ghost towns, and mining camps. For the route, see page 29 of the Leadville/Lake County Heritage Guide. You can pick up a printed guide at the Herald ...

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