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 about Leadville’s mining days and notorious characters like Doc Holliday and Horace Tabor. Ask outdoor adventurers, and they’ll tell you about the highest peaks in Colorado and some of the beautiful lakes that you’ll find here. You’ll be convinced that Lake County is the perfect location for hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, and much more.
Leadville is perhaps most known for our race series. The race series is a staple of our town and brings in runners, riders, and spectators from all over! Check out the link below to find out more about the series.
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 endless miles of trails and open roads, is the place for every bike enthusiast. Check out this link to 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 that the high country has to offer or take one 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!
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Leadville’s Rich History
Museums, Tours, and More
Leadville, most known for its mining history, offers endless hours of education and entertainment to any history buff. But our mining past is not all our town has to offer for a history enthusiast. Purchase a museum passport at the Chamber of Commerce so you can see firsthand all the rich history that Leadville 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 an amazing 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.
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Check out some more of the awesome businesses that you’ll find here at our Leadville Food/Drink 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 ask. Call (719) 486-1930 or visit our contact page.