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Fish, Boat, & Play at the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

Leadville is located in the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, where some of Colorado’s heaviest runoff aggregates into the beginning of the Arkansas River. Also referred to as the Upper Arkansas…

Have Fun and Learn Something New at Leadville’s National Fish Hatchery

Created by Executive Order in 1889 to increase the supply of fish for inland waters, the Leadville National Fish Hatchery is a Leadville mainstay that’s been entertaining families for generations….

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Ice Fishing in Leadville

Fishing season doesn’t have to end when the lakes freeze over. For some, this is the best time of year to fish. Imagine, it’s just you, the shanty, the winter…

It’s Always a Good Time in Leadville

Leadville celebrates its history, environment, and love of a good old party through several annual festivals and events. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is. If it’s snowing…

The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

Located within an 1899 Victorian school building (Leadville’s original high school), the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum has been hailed as “the Smithsonian of the Rockies” and “the…

Art, Dining, Breweries Oh My!

After a day of playing outside or exploring the relics of Leadville’s past, it’s time to relax by perusing galleries, getting a bite to eat, or enjoying a pint of…

Disc Golf: Your Newest Passion

When all it takes is a disc to get started, disc golf has become a very popular sport for people of all ages and abilities. With close to 200 courses…

Leadville’s BBQ and Brews Festival

Catch some rays while sipping freshly brewed beer and eating smoked barbecue at Leadville’s BBQ and Brews Festival. For two days at the end of each June, Leadville closes off…

Cross-Country Ski through Leadville’s Winter Wonderland

Elevate your appreciation for the environment and your surroundings with a cross-country ski on Leadville’s scenic, well-groomed trails. With 300 days of sunshine and plentiful snow, Leadville is Colorado’s premier…

The Scenic Byways of Colorado

Many of America’s most stunning drives can be found in Colorado. From their car, visitors can ascend some of the state’s highest points, cross fields of wild grasslands, skirt raging…

Three Peaks of Fun at Copper Mountain

Head over Fremont Pass for a great day of skiing at Copper Mountain. Not to be confused with neighboring Ski Cooper, Copper offers 2,465 acres of terrain, 23 lifts, and…

A Golf Course For Summer and Winter Sports

Tucked under Turquoise Lake, amid fir, spruce, and pine trees is the secluded and spectacular Mt. Massive Golf Course. With 360° views of the Sawatch, Collegiate, and Mosquito Mountain Ranges,…

Mountain Bike Among the Clouds

Colorado is paradise for the knobby-tired tribe in more ways than one. So much so, mountain bikers come from all parts of the globe to take advantage of Colorado’s world-renowned…

Drive into the Sky on Independence Pass

Just south of Leadville is Independence Pass, which scales the Continental Divide from Twin Lakes to Aspen. While it’s part of the Top of the Rockies scenic byway, it’s also…