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Collegiate Peaks: Leadville, Salida & Buena Vista

Collegiate Peaks: Leadville, Salida & Buena Vista
3 days
These mountain towns are the kind of places where the lady on Main Street with the kayak over her shoulder throws a neighborly nod your way and the corner barista welcomes customers by first name.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local:

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Day 1
Activity

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

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What would it be like to work in a mine, blasting rock in narrow passageways deep underground? Find out at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, where you can tour replicas of mines and... Read More

Lunch

High Mountain Pies

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We, the High Mountain Pies Culinary Team, are dedicated in our quest to broadcast our fresh and delicious pizza to the hungry world via our mountaintop pizza shop. Read More
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Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin

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Discover Leadville's finest Victorian homes for a glimpse of Western life in a booming silver-mining camp. Healy House is a restoration of August Meyer's home built for his bride; later became... Read More

Dinner

Pastime Bar and Cafe

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Leadville's Historic Pastime Bar & Cafe is the last existing saloon on old State Street where there was once 64 saloons.

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The Delaware Mercantile at the Delaware Hotel

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The Delaware Mercantile at The Delaware Hotel is Leadville's largest and most unique shopping experience. From clothing to jewelry, souvenirs to toys, antiques to artwork, The Delaware Mercantile... Read More
Lodging

The Historic Delaware Hotel

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With lodging, dining and shopping all under one roof, the Delaware Hotel is a one-of-a-kind property in Leadville, if not in Colorado. Perfect for small groups, intimate meetings, reunions,... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Tennessee Pass Cafe

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We use organic, locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible to create delicious plates that feed your soul after your mountain adventures. Think local mountain vibe meets metropolitan quality.... Read More

Activity

Collegiate Peaks - Scenic and Historic Byway

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This paved 57-mile route parallels the Continental Divide at the foot of the Sawatch Range Read More

Insider's Tip

Take the Byway to Salida: Make your way along through the state's towering peaks and valleys from Leadville to Salida.
Lunch

The Fritz

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Gastro-Pub? Americana Bistro? Global Cafe? Call it what you want, we call it delicious, and hopefully you will too. Sandwiches by day, Small and large plates at night. Served late so you can enjoy... Read More
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Browns Canyon Adventure Park

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HARNESS THE CHALLENGE on an aerial playground overlooking the Arkansas River at the entrance to the renowned Browns Canyon National Monument.  Soak in the incredible 14,000' scenery as you... Read More

Dinner

Amicas

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At Amicas we transform the freshest, highest-quality ingredients into delicious pizzas, paninis; scrumptious salads; home-made desserts; and microbrews all worth traveling for. Whether you've... Read More

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Elevation Beer Company

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We all had the same dream of starting a brewery that brewed the highest quality barrel aged and specialty beers we could imagine. At the same time we all dreamed of living in an area of Colorado... Read More
Lodging

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

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Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is a gorgeous natural oasis surrounded by towering peaks. Your perfect getaway, with every amenity. Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is where you can do it all.... Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Jan's Restaurant

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Down-to-earth place offering hearty servings of American fare, including breakfast, plus a bar. Read More
Activity

Colorado Adventures

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Established in 1976, and twice named Colorado's Company of the Year!  Specializing in 1/2-day to 5-day whitewater rafting adventures on 5 stunning Colorado rivers. Two favorites on the Arkansas... Read More

Lunch

Eddyline Restaurant, Brewery & Taphouse

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Wood-fired pizza & grill, Award winning Ales & Lagers, Colorado's only 16oz micro-cannery! Read More
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Boneshaker Cycles

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Boneshaker Cycles is a local bicycle shop dedicated to all things cycling! Sales, Rentals, demos, repairs, accessories, maps, ride advice, etc. Bikes....that's all we do! Read More
Dinner

House Rock Kitchen

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House Rock Kitchen is a fast casual, from scratch, healthy, fun option in Buena Vista. Read More
Activity

Deerhammer Distilling Company

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This family-owned micro-distillery is nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountain's Collegiate Peaks in downtown Buena Vista, Colorado. With our primary focus on artisan American style whiskey, we... Read More
Lodging

Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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Come soak in Colorado's purest, geothermal, gravity-fed mineral spas. Historically noted for their medicinal and therapeutic value, the springs were used for centuries by the Ute Indians as a... Read More