Biking

Get rolling

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

Summer Mountain Biking

Test out mountain singletrack at Timberline Trails, the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, or the Colorado Trail. Ride the dirt roads in Leadville’s East Side Mining District to see abandoned mines and jaw-dropping views of the Sawatch Range. Test out the new trails at Turquoise Lake. Find maps of mountain bike trails!

Summer 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 along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway.

Winter Fat Biking

With nearly 100 miles of groomed trails and plenty of sunny days, Leadville winters are made for fat biking fun.

Trails

Choose the Mineral Belt Trail or the East Side Mining District or 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, check out the new trails at 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.

Race Series

For extra fun, mark your calendar for the 2022 Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Race Series! Join this fun self-timed ride and support the local trails you love! Races take place through April. See our event calendar!

Fat Biking 101

If you’re new to winter biking, see these great fat biking tips and info on Leadville trails.

Bike Rentals

Need bikes? We have ’em! Check out these bike shops and bike rental spots:

>> Cycles of Life (Leadville)
>> eBike Leadville
>> Leadvelo Bicicasa (Leadville)
>> Leadville ATV & e-Bike Rentals
>> SUP & Cycle (Twin Lakes)

Colorado Trail & Continental Divide Trail

        The Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) 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. This split also forms the Collegiate East and Collegiate ...

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        Community Threads

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

              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....

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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. Summer Rentals We have rental bikes available for the whole family. We rent the capable Jamis Explorer 2 comfort bikes for town ...

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                    E-Bike Leadville

                    1707 North Poplar Street, Leadville, CO  |  719-581-0966  |  Website >

                          Want to enjoy bicycling Leadville's beautiful trails at 10,152'? Rent an electric bike for a fun ride with a little power assist! Bike the amazing Mineral Belt Trail (a 12-mile loop through Leadville's historic mining district), around Turquoise Lake, or on other area trails. Call us, and we will help you plan a memorable day! Located next to Scott's Espresso & ...

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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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                                Leadville ATV & e-Bike Rentals

                                1 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 427-0588  |  Website >

                                      Take a tour through the amazing scenery Leadville has to offer. From the many abandoned mines to the top of Mosquito Pass at 13,186’! We begin our tours at 1 Harrison Avenue in Leadville Colorado. Right across from where the Leadville Gold Rush began in 1859 at California Gulch. We tour down dirt roads to explore some of the many abandoned ...

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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 >

                                                  Leadvelo Bicicasa is an “all-bikes, all-people” bike shop. Everyone is welcome. Every bike is welcome. Rentals Come rent bikes for summer and winter riding: Townies and helmets to bike the Mineral Belt Trail in warm weather Fat bikes for winter biking Bikes and Gear Se habla: road, gravel, cyclotouring, fixed gear, bikepacking, enduro, XC, CX, BMX, e-bike, track, L’Eroica/retro, randonneur, rinko, ...

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                                                  Leadville Mountain Bike Trails

                                                          Leadville is home to many mountain bike trails and loop rides throughout the year. Get rollin'! Four new miles of mountain bike trails are now open at Turquoise Lake (map at right), thanks to the local bike club, the Cloud City Wheelers. Trail work continues, with a total of eight new miles on the way! Learn more in this Leadville ...

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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. Find local bike rentals! 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 ...

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                                                              SUP & Cycle

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

                                                                    Come see us for the 2022 summer season, starting in late spring! 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 ...

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                                                                    Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts

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

                                                                          Summer season:  June 24-Oct. 3, 2021. Please check our Facebook page for the most current updates. The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts has become one of Colorado's premier winter and summer destinations, offering the finest: Exquisite backcountry dining Overnight lodging, with ski-in/hike-in sleep yurts Cross-country skiing Mountain biking Summer & Winter Tennessee Pass Cookhouse A mile-long ski, snowshoe, ...

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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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