Biking

Get rolling

Two-wheeled travel lets you see the sights at your own pace, and the altitude kicks in a challenge.

Road Biking

For a Leadville classic, ride the famous Mineral Belt Trail, a 12-mile paved loop around town with stunning views of old mines and the Sawatch range. Ride the roads around glimmering Turquoise Lake or, for an extra challenge, up the switchbacks to Independence, Fremont, or Tennessee passes.

Mountain Biking

Test out mountain singletrack at Timberline Trails, the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, or the Colorado Trail. Or ride the dirt roads in Leadville’s East Side Mining District to see abandoned mines and jaw-dropping views of the Sawatch Range.

Fat Biking

With nearly 100 miles of groomed trails and plenty of sunny days, Leadville winters are made for fat biking fun. Choose the East Side Mining District or the Mineral Belt Trail for above-treeline views of the surrounding mountain ranges. These groomers wind past mining structures and snowy hillsides, all under a deep blue winter sky.

For forested scenery, loop ice-covered Turquoise Lake or curve through the pines at Timberline Trails, both groomed regularly. Or explore a 15-mile groomed network at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, featuring rolling, wooded trails or winter-white meadows.

Groomed Winter Trails in Leadville

        Snow comes early and stays late in North America's highest city! Conditions are great from late fall well into May. Whether you Nordic ski, snowshoe, fat bike, or snowmobile, you'll love the groomed winter trails in historic Leadville, Colorado. Hit the motherlode! Why Leadville's Trails Are Pure Gold Free! Access nearly 100 miles of trails totally free, with a nominal fee ...

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        Colorado Trail & Continental Divide Trail

              The Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail run together through most of Lake County, Colorado, from Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake, across the lower slopes of Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert, around Twin Lakes to Interlaken. From there, the CDT heads up Hope Pass, and the Colorado Trail veers east. Hikers and trail runners can access these trails at multiple ...

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              Community Threads

              609 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-4000  |  Website >

                    This consignment shop offers a wide range of sporting goods, as well as athletic and casual clothing. Visit us to pick up an extra layer or to outfit yourself with gear for your favorite sport, all at an affordable price....

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                    Cycles of Life

                    309 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-5533  |  Website >

                          Cycles of Life is a full service bike shop in Leadville, Colorado. We are situated at 10,152' above sea level, and surrounded by mountain peaks ranging from 12,000' to 14,443′. Our rentals let you try out the area's great trails. Winter Rentals Fat Tire Bikes: The summer ends, sooner than later here in Leadville, but the desire to ride doesn’t extinguish. With ...

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                          East Side Mining District Roads

                          Co Rd 1, Leadville, CO 80461

                                An intriguing network of county roads threads through Leadville's East Side Mining District. As you explore these dirt roads, you'll pass 1880s headframes, wooden ore houses, and maybe even rail tracks heading into a hillside. To the west are incredible views of Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, the state's two highest peaks. To the east looms the Mosquito Range and the ...

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                                Interlaken Trail

                                Colorado Trail, Buena Vista, CO 81211

                                      The trail to Interlaken leads to a turn-of-the-century ghost resort on the shores of Twin Lakes. Along the way, you'll pass through pine forests, aspen groves, and revel in views across a large blue glacial lake and out to some of the state's highest peaks. When you reach Interlaken, you can wander around the buildings, tour through James Dexter's cupola-topped cabin, ...

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                                      Mineral Belt Trail

                                      Mineral Belt Trail, U.S. 24, Leadville Website >

                                            Mineral Belt Trail On Leadville’s famous Mineral Belt Trail, you can see the tops of the towering Sawatch mountains and remnants of 1880s silver mines, all on a paved, 11.6 mile loop around town. Did you know the Guggenheims made their fortune in Leadville? See the headframe where they struck the motherlode, original cribbing and pools from the mining days, ...

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                                            Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts

                                            Ski Cooper, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-1750  |  Website >

                                                  The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts has become one of Colorado's premier winter and summer destinations, offering the finest in cross-country skiing and mountain biking, exquisite backcountry dining, and the coziest of overnight accommodations with ski-in/hike-in sleep yurts. Tennessee Pass Nordic Center Overlooking the stunning Sawatch Mountains, our spacious Nordic center is your gateway to all-day winter fun. ...

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                                                  Timberline Trails Winter Singletrack

                                                  Co Rd 41, Leadville, CO 80461 Website >

                                                        Distance: 9.5 miles Elevation Gain: 330' Activities: Fat bike, Nordic ski, snowshoe Equipment: Rent equipment in downtown Leadville Cost: Free * Conditions: See the latest grooming report TRAIL MAP  Why It's a Gem Located in the winter trails mecca of Leadville, Colorado, the Timberline Trails network is the perfect fat biking area. Gradual rolling terrain and reliable snow conditions, thanks to a ...

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                                                        Turquoise Lake Road

                                                        Turquoise Lake Rd, Leadville, CO 80461

                                                              Distance: Approximately 14 miles Sports: Cycling, fat biking, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling The peaceful paved road around Turquoise Lake leads through pine forests and open areas looking out to high peaks in the Mosquito Range, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, and the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Wind through its turns to access campgrounds and picnic areas, or ride around it by ...

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                                                              Evansville Loop – Groomed Winter Trail – East Side Mining District

                                                                    Trail Name: Evansville Loop Distance: 4 miles Elevation Gain: 10,800’ – 11,400’ Activities: Motorized and non-motorized: Nordic ski, fat bike, snowshoe, snowmobile, snow bike Equipment: Rent equipment in downtown Leadville Cost: Free * Conditions: See the latest grooming report for the East Side Mining District TRAIL MAP (interactive map / printable map) Why It’s a Gem A favorite for skate skiers who ...

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                                                                    Mineral Belt Trail – Groomed Winter Trail

                                                                          Trail Name: Mineral Belt Trail Distance: Loop of 11.6 miles, with numerous access points Elevation Gain: 9,900' - 10,600' Activities: Non-motorized: Nordic ski, skate ski, snowshoe, fat bike, walk Difficulty Rating: Blue Equipment: Rent equipment in downtown Leadville Cost: Free * Conditions: See the latest grooming report. TRAIL MAP Why It’s a Gem This trail loops the city of Leadville, ...

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                                                                          Stumptown Loop – Groomed Winter Trail – East Side Mining District

                                                                          Co Rd 3, Leadville, CO 80461

                                                                                Trail Name: Stumptown Loop Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 11,000’ – 11,400’ Activities: Motorized and non-motorized: Nordic ski, fat bike, snowshoe, snowmobile, snow bike Equipment: Rent equipment in downtown Leadville Cost: Free * Conditions: See the latest grooming report for the East Side Mining District TRAIL MAP (interactive map / printable map). Why It’s a Gem You’ll start near trees, wind ...

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                                                                                Tennessee Pass Nordic Center – Groomed Winter Trails

                                                                                  |  (719) 486-1750  |  Website >

                                                                                      Trail Name: Tennessee Pass Nordic Center Distance: 27 kilometers (nearly 17 miles) of set track and wide skate lanes Activities: Non-motorized: Nordic ski, skate ski, snowshoe, fat bike Difficulty Rating: Mostly green and blue, with some black Equipment: Select classic XC skis, skate skis, fat bikes, or snowshoes from the Nordic Center’s well-stocked rental program. Lessons: Private and group lessons! Please ...

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