Biking

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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.

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 >

              Open for business! Practicing social distancing protocols. Face coverings required. Community Threads offers a wide range of new and consigned sporting goods, athletic and casual clothing, running shoes, and gifts.  Visit us to pick up an extra layer or to outfit yourself with gear for your favorite sport, all at an affordable price. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 ...

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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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                                Leadvelo Bicicasa

                                719 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO  |  719-293-2362  |  Website >

                                      Open by appointment; call 719-293-2362. Leadvelo Bicicasa is an “all-bikes, all-people” bike shop in Leadville, Colorado. Everyone is welcome. Every bike is welcome. Se habla: road, gravel, cyclotouring, fixed gear, bikepacking, enduro, XC, CX, BMX, e-bike, track, L’Eroica/retro, randonneur, rinko, klunker, endurance, singlespeed, cargo bikes, IGH, NJS, folding bikes, fat bikes — and of course Español. Come for service, bikes and ...

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                                      Mineral Belt Trail

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

                                            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, and unobstructed views ...

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                                            SUP & Cycle

                                            35 County Road 26, Twin Lakes, Colorado  |  ​970-420-0200  |  Website >

                                                  Have a great vacation with stand-up paddle board and mountain bike rentals in the majestic Colorado high country. Quality equipment and amazing service. Flexible hours and rates, ranging from 2 hour rentals to weekly rentals. Knowledgeable staff and laid-back environment. Come to us for these services: Paddle Board Rentals Bike Rentals Safety Equipment & Info SUP Roof Racks Car Bike Racks ...

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                                                  Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts

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

                                                        The Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, Nordic Center, and Sleep Yurts are closed until further notice. Ski and snowshoe trails will be groomed as much as possible, and you are invited to enjoy them at your leisure. All buildings will be closed. Please see our Facebook page for more information. * The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts has become one ...

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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, mountain 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 ...

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                                                                    Twin Lakes E-Bike Rentals

                                                                          Explore Twin Lakes, Colorado, on a pedal-assist or fully electric ebike! Check out your bike from the Dance Hall in the heart of Twin Lakes. Hours: Friday/ Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (weather permitting) Sunday through Thursday - By appointment (please email to schedule) Email: twinlakesebikerentals@gmail....

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