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Hit Your Longest Drive at America’s Highest Golf Course

Want to hit your longest drive? Then head up to high elevation, where thinner air means less resistance on your golf ball. It’s been calculated that for every 5,000 feet…

Turquoise Lake: Leadville’s Sparkling Gem

Five miles west of Leadville sits Turquoise Lake, one of Colorado’s favorite high-altitude recreation destinations. Dammed in the 19th century and named for the rare turquoise deposits found nearby, Turquoise…

Follow the Train Line on Hagerman Pass

In the late 19th century, the president of the Colorado Midland Railroad built a line from Leadville to Aspen. Today, Hagerman Pass follows this train line, providing an adventurous way…

Breathtaking Views at Clear Creek Reservoir

Twenty miles south of Leadville is Clear Creek Reservoir, a body of water that’s part of the “Eleven-Mile Reach,” a 500-year-old floodplain that starts at the confluence of the Arkansas…

Skate Away at Huck Finn Ice Rick

This winter, head to Leadville’s Huck Finn Ice Rink, an outdoor skating rink that’s ideal for athletes wanting to switch up their routine, families seeking a fun activity, and kids…

Boom Days: A Celebration of Leadville’s Mining History

Celebrate Leadville’s rich mining history at Boom Days, a multi-day street fair that takes place the first weekend of every August. Stroll among 100 food carts and crafts booths, take…

Play Like a Kid in Leadville’s Big Backyard

Leadville is a world-renowned recreation destination. Whatever the season, there’s an exciting and fun activity waiting for you. With its cooler temperatures, sunny, blue skies, and fields full of wildflowers,…

Hundreds of Hikes for All

John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives more than he seeks.” Nowhere is this sentiment truer than in Leadville, where hiking trails veer through alpine forests,…

Boat America’s Best Whitewater

With the arrival of warm springtime temperatures, Colorado’s snow trickles into streams, flows into creeks, and finally joins a mighty river where it becomes whitewater. It’s during this time of…

Discover Tranquility on a Snowshoe Hike

Discover Leadville’s winter wonderful with a snowshoe hike. When snow is deep in the forest and pine trees are draped in white, the world becomes quiet and still. After a…

Find Something Precious: Leadville Rockhounding

In April of 1860, prospectors struck gold in California Gulch near present-day Leadville. Within the month, 10,000 people had descended upon the area, establishing multiple boom camps in hopes of…

Get a Mountain Education or Just Come to Play at Colorado Mountain College

With one of the longest winter seasons in Colorado, Leadville residents take their winter sports seriously. So much so, Colorado Mountain College offers courses in Cross-Country Skiing and Ski-Area Management….

The Past is Revealed in Leadville’s Historic Mining District

While people enjoy exploring Leadville’s mining district in the summer, heavy snowfall turns it into a sports enthusiast’s wonderland. Leadville’s Historic Mining District is located immediately east of downtown, at…

Pack a Picnic, Toss a Frisbee: Leadville Town Parks

Any sunny day is a perfect day to visit a park. Leadville has several parks where you can bring your kids, play soccer, let your dog loose, or simply take…

Hiking at the Top of the World

In Colorado, hiking is a way of life. Hundreds of trails, from flat lakeside paths to steep mountain switchbacks, scatter the state, making hiking easy and accessible for so many…

Insane Racing at Altitude: The Leadville Race Series

In 1983, a group of runners took off on an insane task—to run 100 miles through high-altitude, rugged Rocky Mountain terrain. Their grit and determination inspired the creation of the…

Businesses and Services for All Your Needs

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

The San Isabel National Forest

Because it’s centrally located and has trailheads in 11 counties, Colorado’s San Isabel National Forest is one of the state’s most accessible forests. Lake County’s Leadville Ranger District is right…

Climbing with Altitude: Leadville’s Climbing Areas

Colorado is the Rocky Mountain state. So, it should come as no surprise that it’s home to some of the nation’s best rock climbing. With varying surfaces that include limestone,…

Catch Amazing Views from the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

The 1860s-mining boom changed the face of Colorado as high-country mining towns spread like wildfire. Today, the Top of the Rockies scenic byway connects these historic towns while providing drives…

Camp Under Colorado’s Brightest Stars

When you feel the need to unplug, to step away from the chaos of everyday life, there’s no better solution than camping. With a campfire before you and the bright…

Hike a Colorado Fourteener for the View of a Lifetime

Colorado is famous for its awe-inspiring, scenic views. Nowhere are these views more stunning than atop a 14,000-foot mountain. Something amazing happens to the mind and the heart at this…

Drive Along High-Mountain Roads for the Ultimate Scenic Tour

Want a more casual, leisurely Colorado experience? Jump into your car and head out for a scenic drive. Colorado’s web of picturesque roads climbs mountain passes, cruises through valleys, and…

Bike For Miles Along High Mountain Roads

It’s no secret Coloradans are passionate about biking. For many, two-wheeled fun means hitting roads and paths the moment the snow has melted. With Colorado’s endless blue skies and 300…