10 Hidden Gems Things to do in Leadville That You Shouldn't Miss

October 21, 2021 Velvet Champine

Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 2,602 at the 2010 United States Census. Situated at an elevation of 10,152 feet (3,094 m), Leadville is the highest incorporated city and the second highest incorporated municipality in the United States. A former silver mining town that lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Leadville Historic District contains many historic structures and sites from its dynamic mining era. In the late 19th century, Leadville was the second most populous city in Colorado, after Denver.
Restaurants in Leadville

1. Mayflower Gulch

Leadville, CO
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5.0 based on 54 reviews

Mayflower Gulch

Reviewed By 2gonesomewhere - Marathon, United States

A nice short hike, moderate. You can go 5 miles or so, out and back. Climb a ridge to look out across scenery, examine scattered remnants of Boston Mine/town area. Wildflowers abound in season.

2. Elk Mountain Adventure Tours

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5.0 based on 68 reviews

Elk Mountain Adventure Tours

We are a snowmobile/UTV tour and rental company with a location in leadville co and steamboat springs co . Our utv tours in leadville co run in the historic mining district and offer spectacular views of Colorado's tallest peaks. Our snowmobile tours are in leadville for scenic rides and steamboat for the private land high adventure rides.

3. Top of the Rockies Ziplines

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5.0 based on 261 reviews

Top of the Rockies Ziplines

EXPERIENCE 6 THRILLING ZIP LINES AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD. All zips have double cables for the safest zipping. "Self-braking" is not required; our "catch brakes" will bring you to a safe and comfortable landing. TOP OF THE ROCKIES zip line is located on Highway 91 just 14 miles south of Copper Mountain from Exit 195 on Interstate 70. Our PRIVATE 2500 acre property high on the Continental Divide has 40 old gold mining claims, pine and aspen forests, vast canyons and bubbling streams. Ride a 6-1/2 ton Monster Truck up to the first zip line deck at 11,200 feet,then experience SIX separate zip lines with long lines up to 850 feet. All zip decks are flat on the ground for easy access. Zip line areas are connected by scenic, easy walking, down-hill trails. Fly side-by-side on four twin lines and 1 single, then soar side-by-side-by-side from the rocky cliffs on the BIG NUGGET ZIP, a Triple Header. Land on our 100' tall Sky Tower with majestic views of Mount Elbert & Mount Massive, two of the tallest mountains in North America. At least two professional zip line guides accompany every tour group. We are the closest zip line company to Summit County, only minutes away from Copper, Breckenridge, Keystone, Dillon and Vail, approximately one and a half hours from the metro Denver area. Aspen is approx. 1 hour away over Independence Pass in summer months. It's always cool and comfortable year round in this high alpine area. Ask about our Rails & Zip line Combo with lunch. We are the only zip line company in the world to fly over a moving train. Winter Snow Zipping tours include a snow cat/zip line tour or snowmobile/zip lining combos.

4. Ski Cooper

Leadville, CO +1 800-707-6114 http://www.skicooper.com/
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4.5 based on 249 reviews

Ski Cooper

Ski Cooper is a family-friendly, affordable Colorado ski resort located just outside of historic Leadville, known for short its lift lines, soft snow, and an authentic skiing atmosphere. Base area amenities include a day lodge, cafeteria, Irish pub, rental shop, retail store, adult and children's ski school, and ski patrol. Additionally, a mountain-top Yurt provides on-mountain food and beverage. Cooper is the perfect destination for anyone seeking a quality Colorado skiing experience without having to fight crowds and spend a fortune. Discover why Cooper is truly "The Heart of Skiing in the Heart of the Rockies".

Reviewed By beastie3 - Branson, United States

I say don't read this review because we should look to keep this place secret. This is the perfect ski area if you are looking for reasonable prices, quick lift lines, well maintained and groomed runs, and generally a great ski experience. No Summit County Ski Cooper is not, but they don't claim to be either. Go enjoy a great day of skiing and help keep our little secret.

5. White Mountain Snowmobile Tours

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4.5 based on 381 reviews

White Mountain Snowmobile Tours

White Mountain Snowmobile Tours has been in business for more than 30 years under the same local ownership and management. We offer Family, Performance and High Adventure Riding on the Continental Divide. The location is 14 miles south of Copper Mountain on Highway 91 from Exit 195 on Interstate 70. Our snowmobiles are top-of-the-line Polaris 550s, both Grand Touring and RMKs.

6. National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403 +1 719-486-1229 [email protected] http://www.mininghalloffame.org/
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4.5 based on 397 reviews

National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

We are open for business seven days a week. Face masks and social distancing are required of all visitors.

Reviewed By Coralellen - Ormond Beach, United States

Great way to spend several hours when taking a break from skiing, but even on a warm day we would give it a 5. The interactive displays, the history, the mineral collections and the personal histories are wonderful, while teaching so much. There is enough variety of visual display that all ages will enjoy. There are several areas specifically designed for children.

7. Leadville National Fish Hatchery

2844 Highway 300, Leadville, CO 80461-9751 +1 719-486-0189
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Leadville National Fish Hatchery

Reviewed By emilyjodavis - Leadville, United States

The Leadville National Fish Hatchery is great for more than just the historic fish hatchery. They have many great hiking and cross country skiing trails accessible from their parking lot. You can even access the Colorado Trail if you follow the connecting trails to it. At the lakes above the hatchery you can learn about the history of the previous lodge that had hosted tourists many years ago. You can still find remnants of the lodge. There is a playground and picnic area accessible from the nature trail, just a short hike from the parking lot. The fish hatchery is easy to get to, right off a paved road just outside of town. Great stop in Leadville accessible year-round

8. Temple Israel

201 W 4th St, Leadville, CO 80461-4301 +1 303-709-7050 [email protected] http://www.jewishleadville.org/
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Temple Israel

A restored, 1880s frontier synagogue in historic Leadville. The only building of its kind west of the Mississippi, it now houses a museum dedicated to the Jewish pioneers of a booming mining city. Come visit Temple Israel to learn more about a vibrant community that supported an active civic and social world whilst satisfying the city's commercial needs.

Reviewed By COGuest

Don't miss! Had visited years ago, and had some people staying with me from back East who were interested in history. So, I took them to Leadville. Called in advance to be sure they would be open, and as luck would have it, got Mr. Korn to show us around. He is the one you want to have give you a tour; he is a font of knowledge about Leadville, the building, the reconstruction of the building, the historic cemetery, and more. This is worth a stop if you are anywhere nearby, or worth a little day trip if you are in Eagle or Summit County for a visit. Be sure to go by the nearby historic cemetery if weather permits.

9. Mosquito Pass

Leadville, CO
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Mosquito Pass

10. Western Hardware Antique Mall

431 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461-3613 +1 719-486-2213 http://antiqueswh.com/antiques.html
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Western Hardware Antique Mall

Reviewed By diannew392 - Sugar Land, United States

I always enjoy stopping and finding a hidden gem in this huge warehouse full of antiques. Two floors filled with something for everyone. Just the large floor to ceiling wall of small drawers will take you back in time when the shopkeeper knew everyone and where everything was stored. A fun place to visit and maybe you will find that hidden treasurer too.

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