Welcome to Leadville
Make new friends and partake of yesteryear’s riches in Leadville!
You’re invited to relax and enjoy a peek at Colorado’s high country in this colorful guide. Then peruse our web site, Coloradoinfo.com. Pause, breathe deeply and imagine a carefree Leadville vacation.
One of the most notable traits of our city is its warmth -- both from the welcome you’ll receive and from the Colorado sunshine. In fact, you’re closer to the sun here than in any other incorporated city in North America. Our (literally!) breathtaking elevation of 10,152 feet is nearly twice that of Mile High Denver.
Though high in the Rockies, Leadville is just over 100 miles from Denver and 130 miles from Colorado Springs. Sure, it’s easy to reach, but you’ll soon discover this fantastic all-seasons getaway is hard to leave. And our affordable lodging rates, scrumptious homestyle meals and lovingly preserved history, not to mention exhilarating views crafted by Nature, provide you with an unforgettably rich vacation.
For spectacular mountain vistas, drive the Top of the Rockies Scenic and Historic Byway system. Journey back to yesteryear in downtown Leadville, where lovingly preserved Victorian architecture accents the shops, antique stores, galleries, museums and restaurants. Much of what you’ll find inside those shops and galleries has been crafted by our local artists and artisans. Hungry? You can eat on the fly or linger over a more elegant meal. For a bit of nightlife, take in an 1880s saloon and live music or simply stroll along our history-filled streets.