Gold Leaves and Crisp Air

Fall for Leadville and Twin Lakes

There’s nothing quite like fall in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. The sun is warm, and the nearby summits are white with the season’s first snow. The Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway offers stunning views of surrounding peaks, especially from Twin Lakes west over 12,095′ Independence Pass. Hiking and biking trails are quieter, too, making fall an excellent time to explore the mountains.

Discover our 7 fun things to do in fall. And check out some great fall photos (below). Share your pics with us, for a chance to be featured! Please follow @VisitLeadville Instagram and tag #Leadville or #TwinLakesColorado.

Aspen Whitewater Rafting (Twin Lakes Location)

759 CO-82, Twin Lakes, CO 81251  |  (970) 920-3511  |  Website >

        Aspen Whitewater Rafting makes Twin Lakes home with some of the best rafting in the country. Seasoned river runners test their mettle on the infamous rapids of the Pine Creek and Numbers sections.  Families love the majestic float through Browns Canyon National Monument. Don’t feel like rafting? Rent a standup paddleboard and paddle across Twin Lakes Reservoir to discover the ...

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        Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument – 8 Fun Facts

        Camp Hale, Leadville, CO

              Leadville, Colorado, is a great base camp for exploring the nation’s newest national monument. Parts of the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument are only 20 minutes from Leadville. In addition to jaw-dropping forests, passes, and peaks, the monument offers fascinating history. Did you know this picturesque valley was originally home to the Ute people? That it is also where World War ...

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              Downtown Leadville

              809 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-3900  |  Website >

                    Stroll Leadville’s main street, and you’ll be surrounded by ornate architecture, colorful storefronts, and local businesses set in original Victorian buildings. Unlike other Colorado mining towns, Leadville still looks much as it did in years past, with local merchants lining the streets of historic Harrison Avenue and a down-to-earth, local vibe. National Historic Landmark District In fact, 70 square blocks of ...

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                    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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                          Fall Sports

                                Fall is a great time to visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, when the aspen are golden, the days are warm, the nights are cool, and the trails are quiet. Care to leaf peep while playing outside? Autumn color usually peaks mid- to late September in this part of Colorado. Biking Boating Camping Fishing Golfing Hiking & Running Horseback Riding Hunting Off-Roading ...

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                                Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin

                                912 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-0487  |  Website >

                                      Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with tours scheduled at 10, 11:30, 1 and 2:30. Visitors are also welcome to give us a call at 719-486-0487 if they'd like to schedule a private tour. Our general admission 2024 prices are as follows: General adult admission (19-59): $10 Kids (18 and under): Free Seniors (60+): $8 "Unearthed" exhibit only (adult ...

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                                      Leadville ATV Tours

                                      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’! Open Year Round! ATV/UTV Tours Leadville ATV Tours provides you with the chance to be guided over 12,000ft of elevation into the rockies. We begin our tours at 1 Harrison Avenue in Leadville Colorado, right across from ...

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                                            Interlaken Resort

                                                  Journey to a now-abandoned resort on the shores of Twin Lakes, called Interlaken, that you can only reach by trail or boat. At this National Historic Site maintained by the U.S. Forest Service, you can roam around the original buildings, set amidst pine trees and sage, including the two-story Interlaken Hotel built in 1879 and a state-of-the-art octagonal outhouse. You ...

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                                                  Leadville/Lake County Visitor Center

                                                        Stop by the Leadville/Lake County Visitor Center when you get to town! Chat with friendly ambassadors to learn what to see and do. We can't wait to welcome you! See us at 809 Harrison Avenue, on the north end of downtown Leadville. Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Mid October): Open Daily - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winter Hours (November ...

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                                                        Leadville National Fish Hatchery

                                                        2846 Highway 300, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-0189  |  Website >

                                                              Watch fish swish at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery, built in 1889 and the nation’s second-oldest federal hatchery. Tours, Trails, and Picnics For a close-up view of the fish production process, take a self-guided tour through this brownstone building, with tanks of fish inside and out. Tours are available by appointment to organized groups. Walk the hatchery’s scenic one-mile nature trail ...

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                                                              Leadville Railroad

                                                              326 East 7th Street, Leadville, CO  |  (866) 386-3936  |  Website >

                                                                    Ride the scenic Leadville Railroad, 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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                                                                    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. It's a great trail for a family biking trip! Find local bike rentals! Did you know the Guggenheims made their fortune in Leadville? See the headframe where they struck ...

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                                                                          Mt. Massive Golf Course

                                                                          Rd 5, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-2176  |  Website >

                                                                                Mt. Massive Golf Course is a nine-hole public course near Leadville, Colorado. Set in the open spaces of the Arkansas River Valley near the river's headwaters, ringed by the tallest mountains in the state, surrounded by ranch land and forest, it has a truly spectacular setting. This affordable and friendly course caters to over 20,000 rounds annually. It is conditioned and ...

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                                                                                      Explore the museums in Leadville, Colorado, to learn about mining, life in an 1880s silver mining boomtown, and the lives of Jewish pioneers. Most Leadville museums are open late spring through early fall, with the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum open year 'round....

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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. The tour is  on dirt roads, and most roads are passable in cars. The Route of the Silver King tour has 14 stops, including mines, power plants, ghost towns, and mining camps. On your tour, please treat the mining district with care. It is located entirely on private land. ...

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                                                                                            Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts

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

                                                                                                  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, or hike under the stars leads ...

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                                                                                                  Twin Lakes Visitor Center

                                                                                                  Twin Lakes, CO, USA

                                                                                                        CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - SEE YOU IN SPRING OF 2024 To enhance your visit to Twin Lakes, stop by the Red Rooster Visitor Center, located on the south side of Highway 82 and County Road 26, in the heart of Twin Lakes, CO. From here, you can start a self-guided walking tour of Twin Lakes. You can also visit the ...

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                                                                                                        Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours

                                                                                                        5585-5591 CO-82, Twin Lakes, CO 81251  |  (970) 379-3002  |  Website >

                                                                                                              Advance reservations required please visit the Twin Lakes Boat Tour Website Feel like an explorer while crossing Twin Lakes in a pontoon boat bound for Interlaken, a ghost resort on the lakes’ far shore that can only be reached by boat or by foot. On this narrated two-hour tour, enjoy the sparkling water and warm sun on some of Colorado's largest ...

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