What's Happening: Leadville & Twin Lakes

Friendly faces and historic places await you in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado.

Welcome! We're glad you're planning a vacation in Leadville and Twin Lakes. You'll find lots of helpful information in this guide and even more online at VisitLeadvilleColorado.com. When you arrive, our friendly, down-to-earth attitude will make you feel right at home, and our affordable prices mean that you can stay longer and do more.

We're centrally located and closer than you think. You'll feel a world away from city life, but we're actually just 100 miles from Denver and 130 miles from Colorado Springs - a one-tank trip that's easy on the budget and on the eyes. All the highways in Lake County are part of the Top of the Rockies Scenic and Historic Byway, one of the most beautiful drives in the Colorado - if not the country.

Harrison Avenue and the streets in downtown Leadville are lined with Victorian architecture, specialty shops, antique stores, restaurants, museums and galleries. Check out locally made foods, clothing and artwork. Dining runs the gamut from a quick bite to a relaxing meal to slowly savor with friends and family.

After dark, sidle up to the bar in an 1880s saloon, dance to live music or take a moonlight stroll through downtown.

With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, there's always something here to explore and experience. Summertime in Leadville and Twin Lakes brings scores of blooming wildflowers, daytime temperatures in the mid-70s/80s and cool, fresh air at night. In the fall our mountains turn brilliant shades of yellow, gold and orange.

Check out the turning of the aspen trees during a scenic drive or hike, on a bike or a ride, from our golf course or a
car on a historic train, while casting a line, or on horseback.

What's winter like in the highest-elevation city in
North America? It means abundant, all-natural snow for downhill skiing and riding, and 50 miles of free, groomed trails for Nordic skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Our springtime visitors can continue to enjoy the winter trails before the snowmelt.

Explore Leadville's National Historic Landmark
District, dusk walking tours and moonlight stargazing all year.

You have friends in high places. See you very soon for your el-e-vacation in Leadville and Twin Lakes!