Don't forget to bring sunscreen and canned oxygen!
Photo by Holly Mandarich
If you're looking for a long or short hike, Leadville has it. There are so many trailheads close to Leadville. Easier hikes include Turquoise Lake Trail, Native Lake Trail, or Mineral Belt Trail. If you want to become a true Coloradan though, you can hike a 14er (14,000 ft mountain) like Mt. Massive, Mt. Sherman, or the highest peak in CO - Mt. Evans.
The cutest little mining town. It's kept all its charm from the Gold Rush days but also has new, modern restaurants and shops with everything you'll need during your stay with us.
These races will take your breath away. Because of Leadville's elevation, these races are some of the hardest in the country, but you'll get some great views of the Rockies with these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Photo by Chris Henry
Boom Days is a Colorado Mountain Festival and a celebration of the Old West. There are gunslingers, burro races (CO's state summer sport), contests of mining skills, and over 100 booths. Experience Leadville in all its glory with three days of food, art, craft, and activities that everyone will enjoy.
The second oldest federally operated National Fish Hatchery in the country. This was made to increase the depleting fish supply for inland waters. The hatchery grounds occupy 3,072 acres of clean, cold water that creates the perfect environment for growing trout.
Tabor Opera House
The Tabor Opera House renovation is a $10 million dollar project that should be done by the end of 2021. This building was deemed a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and will soon be the cultural and community center of Leadville.
Scenic rides through the Rocky Mountains with views of all the highest peaks, wildflowers, and aspen groves and you'll learn about Leadville's history. This is the perfect trip in the summer or fall.
Zipline at the Top of the Rockies, only a 10-minute drive from Leadville, and is open all seasons! Enjoy a two-hour prospect tour or enjoy zip lining in the middle of a train tour!
Go on a Horseback Riding trip through the Rockies at tap into your inner rancher. You'll have incredible mountain views (of course) and pass old mines and logging sites, you could even ride to the top of Mt. Zion!
Photo by Holly Mandriarich
Photo by Taylor Grote
Walk/wade fly fishing in the Arkansas River. You're likely to find some wild brown trout, but the smaller streams support a healthy population of wild browns and brook trout and you can find cutthroat trout in the high alpine lakes in the area.