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.

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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        Cemetery, Ghost, and Safari Tours

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

              Tours resume Summer 2021 Take a walk back in time and learn about Leadville’s amazing history. The Delaware Hotel, the town’s beautifully restored and last remaining Victorian hotel, offers a series of guided, narrated Leadville Safari tours from June through September. Local historian Roger Pretti, the author of Lost Between Heaven and Leadville: Specters, Spooks and Shades of the Departed in ...

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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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                          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. Leadville Boom Days and the burro races have been ...

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                                      July 4th in Leadville

                                      Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO 80461

                                            July 4, 2021 Come enjoy an old-fashioned morning parade and a quick fun run. Stay for fireworks at dusk against the backdrop of Colorado's highest peaks! Celebrate Independence Day with small-town charm. Hike, bike, fish, ride the train, take a boat tour, and drive the scenic byways. Explore Twin Lakes and more. Relax in a comfortable hotel, motel, B&B, cabin, or vacation ...

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                                            Leadville Boom Days

                                            Leadville, CO, United States Website >

                                                  Aug. 6-8, 2021 Leadville Boom Days will be canceled in 2020. Please join us in 2021! Leadville Boom Days, which takes place the first full weekend in August, is a three-day celebration of this mining town's 1880s gold and silver rush heritage. See the 12 reasons you can't miss Leadville Boom Days! Burro-and-runner teams race through the mountains, miners crack rock ...

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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: Thursday - 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 >

                                                                    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 of racers on foot and in the saddle. Year after year, endurance athletes from all over the world test their grit, guts and determination with the ...

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                                                                    Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad

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

                                                                          Make plans to join us starting May 2021 for our upcoming season! 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 ...

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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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                                                                                Mt. Massive Golf Course

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

                                                                                      Reopens spring 2021 for the next golfing 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 ...

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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. For the route, see page 29 of the Leadville/Lake County Heritage Guide. You can pick up a printed guide at the Herald ...

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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 >

                                                                                                              Tabor Opera House will reopen for tours in the spring of 2021. Experience the splendor of this majestic opera house, 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 ...

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                                                                                                              Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts

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

                                                                                                                    Opens for the winter season on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 2020: Cookhouse: Dinner Thursday-Sunday nights at 6 p.m., by reservation only. Private events are available. Happy Hour every Saturday from 2-4:30 p.m. Enjoy a one-mile hike to the Cookhouse for outdoor cocktails and appetizers. Open house, no reservation needed. Brunch every Sunday at 11 a.m., by reservation ...

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                                                                                                                    Twin Lakes Visitor Center

                                                                                                                    Twin Lakes, CO, USA

                                                                                                                          The Twin Lakes Red Rooster Visitor Center reopens for the summer season in late May 2021. 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. ...

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                                                                                                                          Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours

                                                                                                                          5585-5591 CO-82, Twin Lakes, CO 81251  |  (866) 936-3654  |  Website >

                                                                                                                                Feel like an explorer while crossing Twin Lakes in a motor 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 glacial lakes. Once the boat lands, roam the buildings where the ...

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