On July 4, 2022, Leadville celebrates with small-town charm! Check out all of the July 4th events.A Firecracker 5k fun run kicks off the morning at 8:30 a.m., followed by an old-fashioned parade. Join us for planes and a picnic at the Annual 4th of July Airport Fly-In and Cookout.Fireworks glow at dusk against the backdrop of Colorado’s highest peaks! (Weather conditions permitting) Wrap up the evening with a Birds of Play concert at FREIGHT. On Saturday, shop a local community market and flower market.Join us for an old-fashioned Fourth!
Held the weekend of the historic Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB, the Leadville 10K Run is the shortest run in the series, but covers the first and last 3.1 miles of the infamous Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva.
Take on 50 miles of extreme territory that starts at 10,200 feet and reaches 12,000 feet on four separate occasions at the Silver Rush 50 Run. It will leave your lungs burning, heart pounding and eyes completely amazed — while also preparing you for the pinnacle Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva.
50 miles that will put your skills and endurance to the test. Technical climbs and descents are met with the glorious mountain views of Leadville. 8,000 feet of elevation gain over these 50 miles presents an excellent test for the Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB in August. Test your limits with the Silver Rush 50 MTB.
At Leadville Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival Weekend, see the unique sport of ski joring and join mountain bike and Nordic ski races, a paintball biathlon, and umpteen other kinds of winter fun!
The legendary “Race Across The Sky” 100-mile run is where it all started back in 1983. This is it. The race where legends are created and limits are tested. One hundred miles of extreme Colorado Rockies terrain — from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet. You will give the mountain respect, and earn respect from all.
This is it, the race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies, this event was created for only the most determined athletes. Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing to 12,424 feet, you’ll be challenged to catch your breath — while the views try to take it away.
Leadville Boom Days is a Colorado Mountain Festival and historical celebration of the Old West, with gunslingers, burro races, contests of mining skill, and a street fair with over 100 food and craft booths. Celebrating Leadville’s rich mining history, the event is beloved by locals and visitors alike. It is always the first full weekend in August. Come join us August 4-6, 2023 for three days of fun, food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family!Leadville is located in the heart of the central Colorado Rockies, at an elevation of two miles above sea level. This authentic, real wild west, historic mining town is nestled in a beautiful high mountain valley surrounded by the highest mountains in the state. So high that they are snow covered most of the year. Come to Leadville and enjoy the beauty of the Sawatch and Mosquito ranges, the fascinating history of the biggest gold and silver boom town there ever was! The people are friendly, the air is clean and refreshing, and enjoy Leadville, Colorado on its biggest weekend of the year!
A Quiet Get-Away Nestled in SanIsabel National Forest
Mt. Elbert Lodge began as a base camp for a miner with gold claims on Black Cloud Creek, back in the heyday of Colorado’s mining boom. Today we are a quiet get-away nestled in SanIsabel National Forest at the base of Colorado’s highest peak. Step out of today’s often-hectic world into an earlier time at Mt. Elbert Lodge, where we have few TVs, and no radios or phones in our comfortable, well-kept housekeeping cabins. What we do have is a front row seat to the grandeur of the Colorado Rockies. Gaze out any window at mountains that rise to protect our beautiful high valley and we are sure you’ll be entranced. Then step out the door and decide — is today for hiking to the peaks, wandering the mountain meadows, pursuing your passions for technical rock climbing, mountain biking, river rafting, fishing high mountain lakes and streams, exploring the old mining towns, or just sitting on the porch soaking up the glorious Colorado sun. In the winter, well the spot is the same but you trade your boots for cross-country skis, snowshoes, and ice fishing gear. Please note our access to AspenColorado is not available in the winter.