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

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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        Cemetery, Ghost, and Safari Tours

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

              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 a Colorado Silver Camp, ...

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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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                          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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                                      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. Please check back for more information on Leadville Boom ...

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                                            July 4th in Leadville

                                            Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO 80461

                                                  On July 4, 2021, Leadville celebrates with small-town charm! A 5k fun run kicks off the morning at 8:30 a.m., followed by an old-fashioned parade. (People who are unvaccinated are asked to wear masks and socially distance at the parade. Enjoy a Birds of Play concert at FREIGHT at 7 p.m. Fireworks glow at dusk against the backdrop ...

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                                                  Leadville Boom Days

                                                  Leadville, CO, United States Website >

                                                        Leadville Boom Days is canceled in 2021.  Leadville Boom Days is a three-day celebration of this mining town's 1880s gold and silver rush heritage, normally held the first full weekend of August. Check back for details in 2022!...

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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 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 >

                                                                                            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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                                                                                                  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 >

                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours

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

                                                                                                                                      Come see us for the 2022 summer season, starting in late spring! 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 ...

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