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Buckeye’s Cabins

Take your Colorado vacation to new heights by booking a stay with Buckeye’s Cabins. These four cozy log cabins are centrally located in Leadville, a city famous for its mining…

Interlaken Resort at Twin Lakes

Interlaken Resort, located on the south side of Twin Lakes, was considered Colorado’s most beautiful resort in the late 19th century. Built in 1879 and expanded after James V. Dexter…

Twin Lakes Historic Walking Tour

The village at Twin Lakes grew in popularity once gold was discovered in the area, with commerce centered there for area miners. In the 1860s, the area, then known as…

Dining in Leadville, Colorado

Grab a Bite in Leadville! Leadville, Colorado offers many dining options from casual pizza and full-service, post-play meals to relaxed family restaurants and authentic Mexican restaurants. Grab a sweet and…

Leadville’s Businesses and Services

Do you live in Leadville? Are you looking to relocate? Following are businesses and services that will help you connect with people, feel more settled, take care or your home,…

Leadville Area Campground Map

So many of Leadville’s visitors come to play in the great outdoors, and with thousands upon thousands of acres of wilderness, there are plenty of campgrounds to accommodate them. While…

Grand West Village Resort

Tucked in a lodgepole pine forest, just minutes from Historic Downtown Leadville, is the Grand West Village Resort. What can best be described as the quintessential Colorado resort, it consists…

Leadville’s Lodging Options

When choosing to spend time in Leadville, there are lots of lodging options to consider. Because the city is steeped in history, it should come as no surprise that there…

Historic Leadville Walking Tour

Leadville, a Victorian-era mining town, was once home to 30,000 residents. In its heyday, it saloons, dance halls, and brothels. Thanks to the profiting gold and silver mines, there was…

The Museums of Leadville, Colorado

Leadville has commemorated its rich and wild history through the establishment of eight museums—more museums per capita than any other city in Colorado! With a history steeped in dramatic stories…

Swim Year-Round at the Lake County Aquatic Center

Swimming is a great year-round activity that’s perfect for the whole family. At Leadville’s Lake County Aquatic Center, water stays a warm 85°, making it a great summer and winter…

Sledding for the Young at Heart

When snow has been falling all month and cabin fever has hit its peak, it’s time to grab your sled (or tube) and head to your favorite sledding hill. While…

How Molly Brown Became Unsinkable

Born in 1867, Margaret (Molly) Tobin would rise from humble beginnings to celebrity status. Using her fame for philanthropic and political purposes, she would ultimately garner the title, “Unsinkable.” After…

Leadville’s Temple Israel

At the height of Leadville’s mining days, the city’s population hit 30,000, 300 of whom were Jews. This courageous community built Temple Israel in 1884, the oldest of the area’s…

High Adventure, Off-Road Fun

The quickest route from one town to the other in the Rocky Mountains is often up and over a mountain, which explains why Colorado has so many high mountain passes….

Bag a Big One: Hunting in Leadville

Colorado’s 23 million acres of serene public land are home to big game, small game, and everything in between. While there are many private ranches that host hunting parties, the…

Double the Fun at Twin Lakes

A mere 15 minutes south of Leadville is Twin Lakes, a small town nestled below Independence Pass and under the shadows of Colorado’s tallest mountains. Named for the two glacial…

Pay Tribute to WWII at Camp Hale

Camp Hale is located between Leadville and Red Cliff on the Top of the Rockies scenic byway. Built in 1942, Camp Hale specialized in training soldiers in mountain climbing, skiing,…

Ski Cooper: The Locals’ Mountain

Enjoy super soft, all-natural snow at Ski Cooper, Leadville’s hometown mountain. The trees on this historic ski mountain were first cut by Colorado’s 10th Mt. Division, which used Tennessee Pass’s…

Bike the Winter Blues Away

Don’t hang up your bike just because the trails are covered in snow. Grab a fat bike and head to one of Leadville’s numerous groomed trails. In this high-altitude city,…

The Lake County War

In Chaffee County (once part of Lake County), the Lake County War was a series of events that led to the formation of a vigilante group that used illegal arrests…

Ski Joring: Leadville’s Signature Event

Join the residents of Leadville as they cheer on, or compete in, Colorado’s most wild winter event—Ski Joring! During this event, horses and riders pull skiers at a fast pace…

Matchless Mine and Baby Doe’s Cabin

In 1879, silver tycoon, Horace Tabor, purchased the richest silver mine of the time, an investment that brought in $2 billion by today’s standards. However, wasteful spending by him and…

Climate at 10,200 Feet

At 10,200 feet, Leadville feels as though it touches the sun. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, it’s almost always a great time to play outside. Summers…