Leadville/Twin Lakes

As the highest incorporated city in North America, Leadville's Victorian beauty is is even more unique due to the high-elevation grandeur all around it. Just 100 miles east of Denver, it's accessed along with neighboring Twin Lakes on U.S. Hwy. 24 via the Top of the Rockies Scenic and Historic Byway

During Leadville's silver-boom heyday starting in 1879, adventurers from near and far flocked 2 miles high to seek riches and glamour in the high-elevation hotspot once considered for Colorado's capital. Adventurers still come year-round for its glorious outdoors activities, startling mountain landscape (including the state's highest fourteener) and historical main drag filled with dining, shopping and lodging options.

Want travel tips? Try traveling mid-week for open roads, always stick to the trails and dress in layers for high-elevation temperature swings no matter the season.

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Two people wearing helmets, googles and winter gear ride a red snowmobile near Leadville with snow-covered mountains in the distance.
10 Winter Adventures at Leadville & Twin Lakes

If you’re seeking winter adventures at the top of the Rockies, you’ll find outdoorsy treasures ...

Couple pauses for a snowshoe selfie near Leadville with mountains in the background.
Experience Romantic Winter Fun in Leadville & Twin Lakes

There’s plenty of romantic fun in winter in Leadville and Twin Lakes . Check out ...

Uphill skier in Leadville
Experience Winter Trails in Leadville

Take in the majestic beauty of Leadville from its 100 miles of groomed winter trails ...

A contestant is pulled behind a horse down Main Street at the annual Leadville Ski Joring event.
Skijoring in Leadville

Experience Leadville 's annual skijoring event at Crystal Carnival during the first weekend in March ...

Skier in snow at Ski Cooper in Leadville
Winter Sports in Leadville, North America's Highest City

Enjoy winter sports — like downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and more — ...

A family snow tubing at Ski Cooper in Leadville
Experience Ski Cooper in Leadville

Ski Cooper is a wonderful place to escape the crowds and take a much-needed break ...

Two women at the top of a hike facing mountains with a blue sky above.
Outdoorsy Summer Fun in Leadville & Twin Lakes

This summer, discover the many outdoor adventures waiting in Leadville and Twin Lakes . You'll ...

A meandering road cuts through sunlight-dappled mountain scenery near Leadville and Twin Lakes.
Explore Leadville & Twin Lakes, Two Genuine & Historic Mountain Towns

Come to Leadville and Twin Lakes , and discover two genuinely historic mountain towns. Located ...

Fall color along Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
9 Reasons Why Locals Love Leadville (and So Will You)

Flanked by the highest peaks in the Rockies and immersed in colorful mining and frontier ...

Bird's-eye view of Leadville in autumn with mountains, fluffy white clouds and blue sky overhead.
4 Travel Tips for Your Vacation to Leadville & Twin Lakes at the Top of the Rockies

Take a sky-tickling trip to Leadville , North America’s highest incorporated city, for high-alpine beauty ...

During Leadville's silver-boom heyday starting in 1879, adventurers from near and far flocked 2 miles high to seek riches and glamour in the high-elevation hotspot once considered for Colorado's capital. Adventurers still come year-round for its glorious outdoors activities, startling mountain landscape (including the state's highest fourteener) and historical main drag filled with dining, shopping and lodging options.

Want travel tips? Try traveling mid-week for open roads, always stick to the trails and dress in layers for high-elevation temperature swings no matter the season.

Restaurants

Plan your trip

Find places to stay

Leadville's natural attractions

Leadville/Twin Lakes

As the highest incorporated city in North America, Leadville's Victorian beauty is is even more unique due to the high-elevation grandeur all around it. Just 100 miles east of Denver, it's accessed along with neighboring Twin Lakes on U.S. Hwy. 24 via the Top of the Rockies Scenic and Historic Byway

Two people wearing helmets, googles and winter gear ride a red snowmobile near Leadville with snow-covered mountains in the distance.
10 Winter Adventures at Leadville & Twin Lakes

If you’re seeking winter adventures at the top of the Rockies, you’ll find outdoorsy treasures ...

Couple pauses for a snowshoe selfie near Leadville with mountains in the background.
Experience Romantic Winter Fun in Leadville & Twin Lakes

There’s plenty of romantic fun in winter in Leadville and Twin Lakes . Check out ...

Uphill skier in Leadville
Experience Winter Trails in Leadville

Take in the majestic beauty of Leadville from its 100 miles of groomed winter trails ...

A contestant is pulled behind a horse down Main Street at the annual Leadville Ski Joring event.
Skijoring in Leadville

Experience Leadville 's annual skijoring event at Crystal Carnival during the first weekend in March ...

Skier in snow at Ski Cooper in Leadville
Winter Sports in Leadville, North America's Highest City

Enjoy winter sports — like downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and more — ...

A family snow tubing at Ski Cooper in Leadville
Experience Ski Cooper in Leadville

Ski Cooper is a wonderful place to escape the crowds and take a much-needed break ...

Two women at the top of a hike facing mountains with a blue sky above.
Outdoorsy Summer Fun in Leadville & Twin Lakes

This summer, discover the many outdoor adventures waiting in Leadville and Twin Lakes . You'll ...

A meandering road cuts through sunlight-dappled mountain scenery near Leadville and Twin Lakes.
Explore Leadville & Twin Lakes, Two Genuine & Historic Mountain Towns

Come to Leadville and Twin Lakes , and discover two genuinely historic mountain towns. Located ...

Fall color along Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
9 Reasons Why Locals Love Leadville (and So Will You)

Flanked by the highest peaks in the Rockies and immersed in colorful mining and frontier ...

Bird's-eye view of Leadville in autumn with mountains, fluffy white clouds and blue sky overhead.
4 Travel Tips for Your Vacation to Leadville & Twin Lakes at the Top of the Rockies

Take a sky-tickling trip to Leadville , North America’s highest incorporated city, for high-alpine beauty ...