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.

Aspen Whitewater Rafting (Twin Lakes Location)

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

        Closed for the season.  See you in Summer 2023! 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 ...

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        Cloud City Adventures

        Leadville, CO, USA Website >

              Fantastic GUIDED E-Bike TOURS of Leadville and the surrounding area Long time locals of Leadville, Colorado guide awesome tours of historic Leadville.  Tours leave from downtown locations. Our E-Bike tours let our guests see Leadville in a unique way.  Our guides are trained to support those that live with disabilities and their crew to experience outdoor tours too. We actively ...

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              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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                    Leadville by Lamplight Tours – Cemetery, Ghost or Mining District Tours

                    700 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-1418  |  Website >

                          Take a walk back in time and learn about Leadville’s amazing history!  Local historian Roger Pretti, the author of Lost Between Heaven and Leadville: Specters, Spooks and Shades of the Departed in a Colorado Silver Camp, leads these fun, fact-filled tours. Leadville, the world's greatest mining camp, is Colorado's premier destination for history lovers, patrons of the paranormal and mining ...

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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 >

                                      Closed for the season.  See you in Summer 2023! 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 ...

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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 and Snowmobile/Snowcat Tours in the Winter 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 ...

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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

                                                                    On July 4, 2023, Leadville celebrates with small-town charm! Check out all of the July 4th events. A Firecracker 5k fun run kicks off the morning at 8:30 a.m., followed by an old-fashioned parade. Join us for planes and a picnic at the Annual 4th of July Airport Fly-In and Cookout. Fireworks glow at dusk against the backdrop of ...

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                                                                    Leadville Boom Days

                                                                    Leadville, CO, United States Website >

                                                                          Join us August 4-6, 2023, 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: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p....

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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, 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 >

                                                                                                              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, on dirt roads, most 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. The few remaining structures are ...

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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 >

                                                                                                                                      Tours Closed for the Season.  See you in Summer 2023! 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 ...

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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 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 Bike Rentals - Including hardtail, full suspension, gravel, and kids ...

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                                                                                                                                            Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts

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

                                                                                                                                                  Summer season:  June to October. 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 ...

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                                                                                                                                                  Twin Lakes Visitor Center

                                                                                                                                                  Twin Lakes, CO, USA

                                                                                                                                                        Closed for the season.  See you in Summer 2023! 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 ...

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                                                                                                                                                        Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours

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

                                                                                                                                                              Closed for the season.  See you in Summer 2023! Advance reservations required! 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 ...

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