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!

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. The Visitor Center is open Memorial Day to Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p....

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        Camp Hale

              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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                          Father Dyer Postal Route Ski Race

                          225 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-7392  |  Website >

                                Discover North America’s highest backcountry ski race! The Father Dyer Postal Route is a ski mountaineering team race held each April in the Mosquito Range east of Leadville, Colorado. This challenging course takes racers up three peaks over 12,000', including Centennial 13er Dyer Mountain (13,855’), and involves three demanding backcountry ski lines. The route is named for John Lewis Dyer, who ...

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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 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. 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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                                                        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 >

                                                                          The Tabor Opera House is the only Colorado site in a national competition to win $150,000 in historic preservation funding! Please learn more and VOTE TABOR up to 5 times/day, each day through Oct. 26, 2018! *** Experience the splendor of this majestic opera house, once billed as the finest theatre between St. Louis and San Francisco. Silver baron Horace Tabor, ...

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                                                                          Tennessee Pass

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

                                                                                The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts has become one of Colorado's premier winter and summer destinations, offering the finest in cross-country skiing and mountain biking, exquisite backcountry dining, and the coziest of overnight accommodations with ski-in/hike-in sleep yurts. Tennessee Pass Nordic Center Overlooking the stunning Sawatch Mountains, our spacious Nordic center is your gateway to all-day winter fun. ...

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