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.

If you’re heading into the backcountry, be sure to check out our Colorado Backcountry Winter Safety Resources.

Groomed Winter Trails in Leadville

        Snow comes early and stays late in North America's highest city! Conditions are great from late fall well into May. Whether you Nordic ski, snowshoe, fat bike, or snowmobile, you'll love the groomed winter trails in historic Leadville, Colorado. Hit the motherlode! Why Leadville's Trails Are Pure Gold Low Cost: Access nearly 100 miles of trails at a great value! Groomed Regularly ...

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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 >

                          Open for business! Practicing social distancing protocols. Face coverings required. Community Threads offers a wide range of new and consigned sporting goods, athletic and casual clothing, running shoes, and gifts.  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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                                Leadville Outdoors

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

                                      Leadville Outdoors is an independent mountain shop located in historic downtown Leadville, CO. We cater to the backcountry and cross-country skier, trail runner, backpacker, and mountain lover. You can rely on our great selection of quality essentials and an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff. We're happy to dial you in with maps and trail conditions, help you pick the appropriate gear, ...

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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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                                            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 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 >

                                                                          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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                                                                          Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts

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

                                                                                We are open!  Please check our Facebook page for the most current updates related to Covid-19 status changes. 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 ...

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                                                                                Turquoise Lake Road

                                                                                Turquoise Lake Rd, Leadville, CO 80461

                                                                                      Distance: Approximately 14 miles Sports: Cycling, fat biking, mountain 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 ...

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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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                                                                                            Evansville Loop – Groomed Winter Trail – East Side Mining District

                                                                                                  Trail Name: Evansville Loop Distance: 4 miles Elevation Gain: 10,800’ – 11,400’ Activities: Motorized and non-motorized: Nordic ski, fat bike, snowshoe, snowmobile, snow bike Equipment: Rent equipment in downtown Leadville Cost: Free * Conditions: See the latest grooming report for the East Side Mining District TRAIL MAP (interactive map / printable map) Check our Colorado Backcountry Winter Safety Resources, especially if you ...

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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’ Check current grooming conditions Why It’s a Find The elevation gain is steady but not too steep, and the scenery ...

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                                                                                                        Mt. Massive Golf Course Ski and Snowshoe Trails

                                                                                                        259 County Road 5A, Leadville, CO 80461

                                                                                                              Trail Name: Mt. Massive Golf Course Distance: 17km of skate and classic trails, groomed daily Elevation Gain: Minimal; golf course elevation is 9,860’ Activities: Non-motorized: Nordic ski, snowshoe Overall Difficulty Rating: Green Equipment: Rent equipment at the course or in downtown Leadville Lessons: Learn from Dan Batwinas, USSA Level 200 Cross Country Ski Coach. Free to members. RSVP to 970-640-4811. Cost: Suggested ...

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                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                    Stumptown Loop – Groomed Winter Trail – East Side Mining District

                                                                                                                    Co Rd 3, Leadville, CO 80461

                                                                                                                          Trail Name: Stumptown Loop Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 11,000’ – 11,400’ Activities: Motorized and non-motorized: Nordic ski, fat bike, snowshoe, snowmobile, snow bike Equipment: Rent equipment in downtown Leadville Cost: Free * Conditions: See the latest grooming report for the East Side Mining District TRAIL MAP (interactive map / printable map). Check our Colorado Backcountry Winter Safety Resources, especially if ...

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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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