SUMMER

Wildflowers and warm sun

Be in Your Element This Summer

Summer in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, is the best time to explore. Beat the heat with our cool temps. Whether you trek into the backcountry, peer into a mine, attend a festival, or relax beside a burbling stream, you’ll discover how great it feels to be in your element.

Adventure Paddle Tours

131 CO-91, Leadville, CO Website >

        Our standup paddleboard rentals are based out of Leadville, Colorado, perfectly located for a quick pickup while heading to Turquoise and Twin Lakes. Our Turquoise Lake Paddleboard rentals are offered using the most convenient pickup location and are guaranteed the most affordable paddleboard rentals per hour. Our paddleboard rentals are available for half days and full days with a return by ...

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        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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                          E-Bike Leadville

                          113 E 7th St, Leadville, CO 80461  |  719-581-0966  |  Website >

                                E-bike Leadville is owned by Megan and Ted Green, who live in Leadville with their three kids and two dogs. As outdoor enthusiasts, Ted and Megan like to share the beauty of their surroundings with those who wish to enjoy it. As the premier e-Bike rental company in Leadville, our mission is to level the playing field and make the beauty ...

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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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                                      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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                                                  International Leadville Pack Burro Race

                                                        Burro races are part of the Leadville Boom Days festival, normally held the first weekend of August each year. Team with a burro to run 21- or 15-mile loops into the mining district and mountains east of Leadville. This race is the second leg of the Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation’s Triple Crown. Find more information on Leadville Boom Days and Burro ...

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                                                        July 4th in Leadville

                                                        Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO 80461

                                                              Leadville celebrates July 4th with small-town charm! Join us for these annual events. Firecracker Fun Run 8:30 a.m. - A Firecracker 5k fun run kicks off the morning. Meet at the corner of Harrison Avenue and 5th Street. July 4th Parade 10 a.m. - Enjoy an old-fashioned parade along Harrison Avenue, Leadville's main street. Cool floats, local bands, burros, Victorian ...

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                                                              Leadville Boom Days

                                                              Leadville, CO, United States Website >

                                                                    Join us August 2-4, 2024, for Leadville Boom Days! The three-day celebration honors this mining town's 1880s gold and silver rush heritage. Leadville Boom Days is a Colorado mountain festival and historical celebration of the Old West, with burro races, contests of mining skills, and a street fair with over 100 food and craft booths. The event is beloved by locals ...

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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 Race Series

                                                                                316 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO 80461 Website >

                                                                                      Races are on! However, in 2021, field sizes have been set with Colorado Covid-19 guidelines in mind. Therefore, they may be smaller than in the past. The iconic Leadville Race Series began in 1983 with just 45 runners making the epic 100-mile trek through rugged Rocky Mountain terrain. Today, the world-renowned series stretches from New York to California and hosts thousands ...

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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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                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                    Summer Sports

                                                                                                                          Summer sports near Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, mean adventuring without the heat. Enjoy a backdrop of blue-sky mornings, cool breezes, and wondrous wildflowers as you splash, roll, stroll, roar, or more through breathtaking scenery. Summer in the high country is short. Make sure you catch it! Biking Boating Camping Fishing Golfing Hiking & Running Horseback Riding Hunting Off-Roading Paddling Racing ...

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                                                                                                                          Tabor Opera House

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

                                                                                                                                2024 Hours - Open Thursday through Sunday - Guided Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. 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 ...

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                                                                                                                                Mt. Elbert Canoe & Kayak Rental

                                                                                                                                6451 Colorado 82, Twin Lakes, CO  |  310-245-0992  |  Website >

                                                                                                                                      Rent a canoe or kayak and explore beautiful Twin Lakes and Turquoise Lake! Enjoy it on the water! Mt. Elbert Canoe will supply the canoe, single/tandem kayak, instructions, car straps/pads, paddles, oars, life jackets, safety horn, anchor and PFDs. Walk-ins are always welcome but booking online ahead of time are recommended to assure you get a boat.  Rent for a ...

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                                                                                                                                      Pack Burro Picnics

                                                                                                                                        |  719-293-4213  |  Website >

                                                                                                                                            Pack Burro Picnics 5-hour Hiking Experience 5 Miles Round Trip Minimum 4 Guests, Maximum 8 Guests Picnic Lunch Included A Pack Burro Picnic is a unique way to experience the high alpine back country in Colorado. The tour starts at an elevation of 10,500 feet and ascends approximately 2 miles to the summit of Chalk Mountain at an elevation of ...

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                                                                                                                                            SUP & Cycle

                                                                                                                                            Twin Lakes SUP & Cycle, Colorado 82, Twin Lakes  |  ​970-420-0200  |  Website >

                                                                                                                                                  Have a great vacation with stand-up paddle board, kayaks 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. Pet Friendly Come to us for these services: Paddle Board Rentals (single, double, multi-person and party barges) Single and Tandem ...

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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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                                                                                                                                                              Top Out Adventures

                                                                                                                                                                |  615-606-8717  |  Website >

                                                                                                                                                                    Top Out Adventures is a premier guiding and adventure travel group. From the permits, lodging and transportation to route setting, they take care of the details. With experienced guides who are highly trained in the outdoor and medical response, you will have an adventure you'll never forget. You can join the Top Out Adventures crew on an all-inclusive trip staying at ...

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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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