Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing

Glide through winter

Nearly 100 miles of trails near Leadville are groomed regularly from late fall to early spring for winter travel. Glide through smooth tracks or tromp atop the snow. For overnight adventure, plan a hut trip or camp in a yurt.

Mineral Belt Trail – Groomed Winter Trail

        Trail Name: Mineral Belt Trail Distance: Loop of 11.6 miles, with numerous access points Elevation Gain: 9,900' - 10,600' Activities: Non-motorized: Nordic ski, skate ski, snowshoe, fat bike, walk Difficulty Rating: Blue Equipment: Rent equipment in downtown Leadville Cost: Free * Conditions: See the latest grooming report. TRAIL MAP Why It’s a Gem This trail loops the city of Leadville, ...

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        Tennessee Pass Nordic Center – Groomed Winter Trails

          |  (719) 486-1750  |  Website >

              Trail Name: Tennessee Pass Nordic Center Distance: 27 kilometers (nearly 17 miles) of set track and wide skate lanes Activities: Non-motorized: Nordic ski, skate ski, snowshoe, fat bike Difficulty Rating: Mostly green and blue, with some black Equipment: Select classic XC skis, skate skis, fat bikes, or snowshoes from the Nordic Center’s well-stocked rental program. Lessons: Private and group lessons! Please ...

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              Mt. Massive Golf Course Ski Trails

              259 County Road 5A, Leadville, CO 80461

                    Trail Name: Mt. Massive Golf Course Distance: 6k at the golf course and 6k at the Links to Lake loop that starts at the golf course parking. Elevation Gain: Minimal; golf course elevation is 9,860’ Activities: Non-motorized: Nordic ski, snowshoe Overall Difficulty Rating: Green Equipment: Rent equipment in downtown Leadville Lessons: Learn from Dan Batwinas, USSA Level 200 Cross Country Ski Coach. ...

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                    Alpine Ski & Sport

                    504 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (866) 908-SKIS (7547)  |  Website >

                          Come visit your local full-service ski shop servicing the Leadville / Lake County area. We rent ski, snowboard, snowshoe, and cross-country ski packages, with group rates available. You can also buy discount lift tickets to Ski Cooper from us. If you are staying in Leadville and skiing in Vail or Summit County, rent your gear at Alpine Ski & Sport to ...

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                          Colorado Trail & Continental Divide Trail

                                The Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail run together through most of Lake County, Colorado, from Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake, across the lower slopes of Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert, around Twin Lakes to Interlaken. From there, the CDT heads up Hope Pass, and the Colorado Trail veers east. Hikers and trail runners can access these trails at multiple ...

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                                Community Threads

                                609 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-4000  |  Website >

                                      This consignment shop offers a wide range of sporting goods, as well as athletic and casual clothing. Visit us to pick up an extra layer or to outfit yourself with gear for your favorite sport, all at an affordable price....

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                                      Cycles of Life

                                      309 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-5533  |  Website >

                                            Cycles of Life is a full service bike shop in Leadville, Colorado. We are situated at 10,152' above sea level, and surrounded by mountain peaks ranging from 12,000' to 14,443′. Our rentals let you try out the area's great trails. Winter Rentals Fat Tire Bikes: The summer ends, sooner than later here in Leadville, but the desire to ride doesn’t extinguish. With ...

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                                            East Side Mining District Roads

                                            Co Rd 1, Leadville, CO 80461

                                                  An intriguing network of county roads threads through Leadville's East Side Mining District. As you explore these dirt roads, you'll pass 1880s headframes, wooden ore houses, and maybe even rail tracks heading into a hillside. To the west are incredible views of Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, the state's two highest peaks. To the east looms the Mosquito Range and the ...

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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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                                                        Groomed Winter Trails

                                                              Did you know that there are nearly 100 miles of groomed winter trails near Leadville? And that most are free? See where you can go cross-country skiing, skate skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, and snowmobiling. Want company? Find upcoming races and events on our calendar! Overview map: Shows trail networks and maps. 5 Free Trail Systems See the latest grooming and trail conditions ...

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                                                              Hut Trips

                                                                    Prefer to camp with a roof over your head? For a Colorado classic experience, gather a group of friends for a hut trip you’ll remember forever. The 10th Mountain Division Huts are perfect base camps in summer or winter for backcountry hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing. Or journey to 12,000’ for a night at Weston Pass Hut, sustainable lodging built into the ...

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                                                                    Interlaken Trail

                                                                    Colorado Trail, Buena Vista, CO 81211

                                                                          The trail to Interlaken leads to a turn-of-the-century ghost resort on the shores of Twin Lakes. Along the way, you'll pass through pine forests, aspen groves, and revel in views across a large blue glacial lake and out to some of the state's highest peaks. When you reach Interlaken, you can wander around the buildings, tour through James Dexter's cupola-topped cabin, ...

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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 Outdoors

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

                                                                                      Leadville Outdoors is an independent mountain shop located in historic downtown Leadville, catering to the backcountry and cross-country skier, trail runner, backpacker, and mountain lover. We rent cross-country, backcountry, and alpine touring skis, as well as avalanche gear, crampons, snowshoes, and more winter travel gear. You can rely on our great selection of quality essentials and an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Whether ...

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                                                                                      Leadville Ski Country

                                                                                      116 E 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (800) 500-LEAD (5323)  |  Website >

                                                                                            Leadville Ski Country rents skis, snowboards, snowshoes, and snowmobiles. Let us plan and arrange your next winter trip to Colorado. We offer personal service and have all the equipment you'll need to make your next trip joyful. Ski & Snowboard Rentals: Leadville is just eight miles from Ski Cooper, the best kept secret in Colorado, and offers discount lift tickets. We are ...

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                                                                                            Mineral Belt Trail

                                                                                            Mineral Belt Trail, U.S. 24, Leadville Website >

                                                                                                  Mineral Belt Trail 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, ...

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                                                                                                  Sawatch Guides

                                                                                                  225 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (970) 485-3752  |  Website >

                                                                                                        Sawatch Guides, established in 2012, is a professional guide service based Leadville, Colorado. Our experienced staff is here to provide you with high quality outdoor adventures above 10,000'. Our trips can include hiking and scrambling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, rock climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering, hut trips, and more. Our desire is to help you reach your goal. Trips can ...

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                                                                                                        Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts

                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                              Turquoise Lake Road

                                                                                                              Turquoise Lake Rd, Leadville, CO 80461

                                                                                                                    Distance: Approximately 14 miles Sports: Cycling, fat biking, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling The peaceful paved road around Turquoise Lake leads through pine forests and open areas looking out to high peaks in the Mosquito Range, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, and the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Wind through its turns to access campgrounds and picnic areas, or ride around it by ...

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                                                                                                                    Yurt Camping

                                                                                                                          Discover your inner nomad with a trip to a Colorado yurt. These unique structures make for a new-and-different camping experience. (Surprise: They're warm in winter!) Trek to the high, remote Leadville Backcountry Yurts or spend a night in luxury at the Tennessee Pass sleep yurts for a special adventure. Have a bigger group? Consider a hut trip with room for ...

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                                                                                                                          Like Diamonds – East Side Mining District Groomed Winter Trail

                                                                                                                                What It Is An out-and-back trip along groomed winter trail to a high, jaw-dropping view of the snow-covered mountain ranges surrounding Leadville. Sports: Fat biking Hiking Nordic skiing Snowmobiling Snowshoeing Mileage: 4.8 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 11,056’ – 12,000’ Why It’s a Find The elevation gain is steady but not too steep, and the scenery is worth every step—views ...

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