Spring

Wildflowers & warm sun

Spring into Your Vacation

Spring is a magical time to visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, as the snows melt and flowers pop. Experience this transition of seasons with hikes, bikes, afternoons in the museums, and drinks and dinner on patios and decks. Come in early spring for a special treat of fresh snow and uncrowded trails!

Camp Hale

Camp Hale, Leadville, CO

        Now a popular spot for fishing, mountain biking, and hiking, Camp Hale holds special importance for two reasons. It is the World War II training site of American ski troops who broke through German lines high in the Italian mountains and freed northern Italy, sustaining some of the largest United States casualties in the war. In later years, these veteran ski ...

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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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                    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 Low Cost: Access nearly 100 miles of trails at a great value! Groomed Regularly ...

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                          Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin

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

                                Come see us for the 2022 summer season, starting in late spring! Discover two of Leadville's earliest houses for a glimpse of life in a booming silver-mining town. The Dexter Cabin and Healy House feature lavish Victorian furniture, including objects belonging to Horace and Augusta Tabor, and a beautiful Victorian garden. Healy House August R. Meyer's 1878 Greek Revival clapboard house ...

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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 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. Winter Hours: Monday - Wednesday, Closed Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 10 a....

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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, Colorado & Southern Railroad

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

                                                              Ride the Leadville scenic train, 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. 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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                                                                    Mt. Massive Golf Course

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

                                                                          Now open for the summer 2021 season. For Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling, check out our winter trails. 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 ranchland and forest, it has a truly ...

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                                                                          Museums

                                                                                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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                                                                                Spring Sports

                                                                                      The Leadville area holds snow through April, giving you a long season for winter sports! Come in early spring to experience a range of activities, from summer sports in the valley to winter sports at higher elevations. Warm-weather Spring Sports: Biking: Choose from fat biking, mountain biking, and road biking on scenic byways Boating Camping Fishing Golfing Hiking & Running Horseback ...

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                                                                                      Tabor Opera House

                                                                                      Tabor Opera House, Harrison Avenue, Leadville  |  (719) 486-8409  |  Website >

                                                                                            Leadville's historic Tabor Opera House was once billed as the finest theatre between St. Louis and San Francisco. Silver baron Horace Tabor, who made his fortune in Leadville, built this opulent building in 1879 in a mere 100 days. It is now undergoing its first major rehabilitation since 1879. Join us for tours and performances! Tours Make your plans now to ...

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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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                                                                                                  Twin Lakes Visitor Center

                                                                                                  Twin Lakes, CO, USA

                                                                                                        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 Twin Lakes website to learn more about the history, businesses, and ...

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