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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…

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…

Leadville: A Small City with a Big History

Leadville’s 150-year history has had a profound effect on shaping Colorado’s landscape. From its earliest gold strikes to the establishment of its national forests, Leadville has played a major role…

The Stagecoach Robbery Mystery

In 1879, when the silver boom was at its peak, loads of the precious metal were being shipped from Leadville to Buena Vista via stagecoach. The days and times of…

Jesse Fuller McDonald: From Engineer to Politician

Born in 1858 in Ohio, Jesse Fuller McDonald was a student of civil engineering and surveying. In 1879, he moved to Leadville to pursue a career in mining, though his…

Ride the Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad

Hop aboard the Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad for the most relaxing and scenic Rocky Mountain experience. This two-and-a-half-hour train ride takes passengers up 1,000 feet from Leadville and through…

Explore the Original Tabor Home

Horace Tabor and his first wife, Augusta, moved into a two-story clapboard house in 1877. Just two years later, Horace declared their home’s location ideal for his new project—the Tabor…

Booms and Busts: The Route of the Silver Kings

Ride the Route of the Silver Kings, a self-guided driving tour that takes visitors through Leadville’s historic mining district. This 20-square-mile tour consists of a set of interconnected roads where…

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,…

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…

The Legacy of Horace Tabor

Horace Tabor’s life story is a testament to hard work but also a great anecdote about short-sightedness. From a simple stone-cutter, he would grow to become one of the country’s…

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…