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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…

The High Altitude Life

Few cities promote a lifestyle as unique as Leadville’s. Its history, environment, and location help create people who are tough, healthy, and totally down-to-earth. Leadville is one of Colorado’s most…

Sail Along Shimmering Blue Water

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado has over 2,000 lakes and reservoirs, many of which are ideal for boating. With landscapes ranging from tall-grassed plains to high mountain valleys,…

Explore Leadville’s Trails the Old Fashioned Way – On Horseback!

Discover Leadville’s high country the way the early settlers did—on horseback. Animal and nature lovers can explore Leadville’s expansive trail system from the comfort of a horse. While local outfitters…

Tennessee Pass Nordic Center: Leadville at its Best

The ultimate Colorado experience can be found at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, where cross-country ski adventures begin. Gear can be rented, food and drinks purchased, and lessons arranged. Located…

Mosquito Pass: Straight Up from Downtown

Located in the Mosquito Range, Mosquito Pass travels from Leadville to Highway 9 north of Fairplay. At 13,186 feet, it’s the highest pass in the United States. In the 1870s,…

Hit the Slopes in Leadville

As home to 58 mountains that top 14,000 feet, it’s no wonder Colorado is famous for its world-class skiing and snowboarding. With an abundance of soft, powdery snow, sunny, blue…

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…

Circle High Above Leadville on the Mineral Belt Trail

Encircling Leadville is the Mineral Belt Trail, one of Colorado’s highest and most scenic paved pathways. At 11.6 miles, this ADA accessible trail winds through aspen groves, conifer forests, and…

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…

Getting to Leadville

Though Leadville is only 100 miles from Denver, its high mountain setting makes it feel worlds away. At 10,200 feet, a drive from any direction is stunning. From Denver &…

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…

Snowmobile Trails Abound at 10,200 Feet

Snowmobiling is one of the most thrilling ways to experience America’s snow-lined backcountry. And Leadville, with its abundance of snow and national forest land, is the quintessential snowmobiling destination. Snowmobile…

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,…

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…

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…

Solitude and Serenity Accompany High-Mountain Fishing

Despite being landlocked, Colorado offers hundreds of stunning locations for fishing. With an abundance of snow and subsequent runoff, the Centennial State boasts more than 6,000 miles of streams and…

Welcome to Leadville

In the heart of Colorado, tucked in a high mountain valley and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, is Leadville, a city rich in history, abundant in outdoor recreation, and home to…