The history of Leadville is filled with dramatic stories of real people who made, and lost, fortunes in this frontier mountain town spiced with Victorian flavor. People known to all of us-Carnegie, Guggenheim, Susan B. Anthony, the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Doc Holliday, Oscar Wilde, Horace and Baby Doe Tabor-are just a few of the many who fill Leadville's past.
Located in the famous 1880's silver mining boomtown of Leadville, the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development and processing of our nation's natural resources. 719-486-1229, mininghalloffame.org
Just 15 minutes from Leadville you’ll find the charming and historic village of Twin Lakes and its geological namesake, Colorado’s largest glacial lakes. The lake waters reflect soaring mountaintops and provide a splendid gateway for fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, biking in the warm weather months, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Historical Twin Lakes was once a bustling hub that connected Aspen and Leadville during the Gold Rush of the 1800s, and the Red Rooster Tavern and Brothel now serves as the Twin Lakes Visitors Center. The famed Interlaken Hotel, favored by well-heeled 1880s travelers, is accessible by trail or boat.
Ski Cooper has more than 480 ski-able acres, with ski school, rentals and Nordic center. Enjoy our low prices, friendly staff and short lift lines.
The leadville Twin Lakes trail system is a must do for Snowshoeing, Nordic & cross-country, and cycling trails.
The Mineral Belt Trail is an all-season trail groomed for winter nordic skiing and enjoyed by cyclists in the summer.