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 along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway.

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!

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.

For extra fun, mark your calendar for the 2021 Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Race Series!

Bike Rentals

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

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

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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                                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 hoped for by spring 2021. Learn more in ...

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                                      Leadvelo Bicicasa

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

                                            Open by appointment; call 719-293-2362.  We rent bikes for the Mineral Belt Trail!   Bicicasa is an “all-bikes, all-people” bike shop. 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, ...

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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 >

                                                              Opens for the winter season on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 2020: Cookhouse: Dinner Thursday-Sunday nights at 6 p.m., by reservation only. Private events are available. Happy Hour every Saturday from 2-4:30 p.m. Enjoy a one-mile hike to the Cookhouse for outdoor cocktails and appetizers. Open house, no reservation needed. Brunch every Sunday at 11 a.m., by reservation ...

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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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