Great Living @ 10,200′
No matter what you’re looking for in a mountain town, you’ll find it here in Leadville. Ask a history enthusiast and you’ll hear all about Leadville’s mining days and notorious characters like Doc Holliday, Horace Tabor, and the Unsinkable Molly Brown. Ask outdoor adventurers, and they’ll tell you about the highest peaks in Colorado and some (but probably not all) of the beautiful hidden lakes in these parts. We think you’ll be convinced that Lake County is the perfect location for hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, and much more.
Leadville is perhaps best known for its race series, a staple of our town that brings in runners, riders, and spectators from all over the world! Check out the Leadville Race Series to find out more.
Looking to hit the slopes? We’re just a short drive to world-class ski resorts such as Copper, Vail, Aspen, and Breckenridge. But did you know we have our own ski mountain just minutes outside of town here in Leadville? Ski Cooper offers world-class Colorado skiing without the high prices and crowds of the big resorts.
Come bike in Leadville! Whether you like riding on the road, trail, or even the snow, we have it all. Leadville, with its miles and miles of trails and open roads, is an ideal place for bike enthusiasts. Check out the local bike shop, Cycles of Life, for trail maps, road maps, and all the information and gear you’ll need for biking in Leadville.
Ever been on a snowmobile adventure? Check out the Leadville backcountry in a whole new way! Take a guided tour of some of the most beautiful scenery the high country has to offer, or go out and create your own adventure. Check out White Mountain Tours just a few miles north of town. (Also, don’t forget to check out White Mountain Zipline Tours in the summer months!)
Leadville’s Rich History
Museums, Tours, and More
Leadville’s loaded with hours of education and entertainment for any history buff. You can purchase a museum passport at the Chamber of Commerce and see firsthand all the rich history our city has to offer. The passport is valid from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and is good for all of these wonderful historic places: Healy House and Dexter Cabin; Heritage Museum; National Mining Hall of Fame and Matchless Mine; House with the Eye; Temple Israel; Tabor Home; and Tabor Opera House.
Also check out the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad, which offers a 2.5-hour tour of some of the most beautiful scenery that the Rockies have to offer. Daily trips are available from May to October.
For more info, visit the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leadville’s site. You can also check out more of the businesses that you’ll find here at our Dining and Nightlife page. And don’t miss out on any of the fun and crazy events that take place here!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (719) 486-1930 or visit our Contact page.