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.
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4.5 based on 192 reviews
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".
Looking for a casual, affordable skiing escape from FL to see if I could still ski after an 11-year absence. Internet search yielded Ski Cooper/Leadville and both delivered more than what I wanted. Great service (family operated!) and equipment. Reasonably complex runs for beginner-intermediate skiers...MoreHi Jack, We are thrilled you found your way to Cooper & that you had a great time! Thank you for your review!
4.5 based on 288 reviews
Don't let the outside appearance fool you, there is a lot to see. Upon entering was friendly greeted. Others leaving spoke about how they enjoyed it and we did, too. When leaving had another friendly visit and was told about a drive through the old mining area and headed right there. This drive is not for the faint or small car. You travel on gravel roads, some very rough, narrow, and steep, and a longer trip than it looks. But glad we drove it. Recommend museum.
4.5 based on 125 reviews
Formed by a dam, Twin Lakes is surrounded by biking trails and is also enjoyed by fishermen.
We stop here and took some pictures because the views are breathtaking, specially when the mountains are snowed and in the middle of the day you can see the sun shining on top of them, I will not spend more than that one hour taking pictures but it is recommended to visit because The scenery is very good.
4.5 based on 398 reviews
We rode the train up on a beautiful fall day. Nice ride but this falls into the been there done that category- no need to do again . Some nice views. If you're under 70 you will be in minority .
5 based on 53 reviews
I've occasionally been here in the past. Last week when the snow was too deep to ski on forest trails, I tried the partly-groomed Mineral Belt Trail. It was a good ski. Nice people along the way. Great views and varied terrain. Mostly easy ski and occasional thrills!
5 based on 61 reviews
I am a longtime summer resident who enjoys taking my guests on this authentic mine tour that, because of the limited size of tour groups, feels very personal and rewarding for all visitors. But just today, I encountered a message on the answering machine saying that as of June 15, 2017, the mine was not yet open for tours for the season. No reason given. Wanted you all to know not to plan on it.
5 based on 42 reviews
This is where we take visitors during the summer. It is a beautiful and comfortable climb with beautiful flowers and a few interesting ruins from the mining days. What you wear depends on the weather and temperature. In summer we just wear light clothing, and you can even do the hike in running shoes, although light hiking boots are better. Be sure to bring your camera ... lots of photo ops.
4.5 based on 60 reviews
We toured this fish hatchery primarily because a friend was working there and wanted us to see it. It is historically interesting as it was established in 1889 and is the second oldest in the US. It sits at an elevation of close to 10,000 feet, just outside the charming little town of Leadville, CO.
The main hatchery building, constructed of redstone from the region, has some interesting exhibits and there's a fish pond outside where you can buy some fish food and feed the trout.
By far, the best feature was a short (1 mile) nature hike that led to a lake and beautiful views of nearby Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert. When you get to about the half way mark, you can sit in a lovely porch swing overlooking the lake with view of the mountains.
4.5 based on 41 reviews
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.
Temple Israel is an interesting place to visit. It tells the story of early Jewish settlers in the West. Two famous merchants got their start in Leadville, and the advertisements and photos from that era make interesting reading.
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