A few of the many exciting activites in the Leadville area...
Lake County Recreation Department
Lake County Swimming Pool, Ice Rink, Sledding & Tubing Hill, Gym, Ball Diamonds, and Parks.
58th Annual Leadville Boom Days in Historic Old Leadville
Mining Events,Burro Race, Parade, Rodeo & Lots of Family Fun!!
“The Race Across the Sky” Races of a lifetime. A Leadville historic event every year!!!
Ski joring is the highlight of Leadville’s annual Winter Carnival, which takes place the first weekend in March. Along with a snowshoe race series, Loppet race and dog sledding events, the weekend is packed with winter activities that your family will talk about for years to come.
In conjunction with Leadville’s famous Golden Burro Cafe & Lounge, will present Leadville-history storytelling every Saturday night starting promptly at 7 p.m. at the Tabor Home Museum. Tickets are $6 for adults, and children under 12 free, and can be purchased at the Tabor Home Museum or the Golden Burro in advance at any time, but no later than Saturday before 5 p.m. for that same evening’s performance. Learn about the Red Stockings Lady, The Famous Ice Palace, Leadville’s Winter of 1899 and many more entertaining and fascinating facts about Leadville’s past, told by our most famous storyteller and historian, Judge Neil Reynolds. A great family experience, especially for those looking for evening entertainment after a day of skiing at Ski Cooper! Meal discounts are available at the Golden Burro Cafe & Lounge for anyone presenting their Ski Cooper lift tickets for a great dinner before the performances at the Tabor Home Museum.For more information, contact:
The Mineral Belt Trail, one of Colorado’s newest, highest and most spectacular paved pathways. Dedicated on July 29, 2000, this trail loops the city of Leadville, traveling through aspen groves, conifer forests, wildflower meadows, and open vista sage parks.
North America’s Highest
Serving excellent breakfast, lunch and a wide selection of micorbrews. Cart & club rentals, pro shop, best darn views on earth, and reasonable prices. For more information, call (719) 486-2176.
Located in the famous 1880′s silver mining boomtown of Leadville, Colorado at the top of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development and processing of our nation’s natural resources. Mining’s colorful history is showcased throughout the facility. The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum is the only federally-chartered non-profit national mining museum.
Back Country Tours
Route of the Silver Kings
A “must stop” for ghost towners and explorers is the Leadville Chamber of Commerce, where you can pick up a free map called “The Route of the Silver Kings.” This informational guide will tell you a little about the mines surrounding Leadville, as well as show you the way. Most of the roads are easily accessible with any vehicle. It is well worth the trip!!
Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce
809 Harrison Ave 719-486-3900 or 888-532-3845
Leadville 100 Race Series
Started with the Leadville Trail 100 with just 45 runners in 1983, the Leadville Race Series now stretches across three months, and hosts thousands of racers on foot and in the saddle. Endurance athletes worldwide now make the pilgrimage to Leadville, Colorado, with the single goal of competing in a “Race Across the Sky.” DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP: June 10th.
Ski Cooper Winter Activities
With a mountain full of powder, snow cats and one of the most highly regarded ski schools and ski patrols in the country, you’d think Ski Cooper had it all. Well, there’s even more.
Apres Ski happens on a daily basis at the lodge at the base of the mountain. On weekends you can catch performers and musicians along the likes of Leon Joseph Littlebird, who regularly visits our humble ski mountain to provide musical entertainment as well as amazing story-telling.
Sponsored in part by Sawatch Backcountry and the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Ski Cooper’s annual Telefest celebrates telemark skiing and the hard core bunch who do it. With over 100 participants, Telefest is one of the largest telemark ski events in Colorado.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The last weekend of the ski season brings lots of visitors to Ski Cooper to celebrate spring. This includes, yes, the Easter Bunny.