With an average of 310 days of sunshine a year, historic silver mining boomtowns,  the state’s highest peaks, and abundant public lands, Lake County, Colorado, features countless opportunities for year-round, high-country fun. Discover our trails, tours, and high peaks!

There are so many things to see and do. The Leadville/Lake County Visitor Center in downtown Leadville is a great resource for maps, menus, brochures, and information about area attractions.

Did you know, Leadville is the highest incorporated city in North America?  It’s sitting at 10,152 feet above sea level!  Take a drive on the Top of the Rockies Scenic and Historic Byway.  I promise this is a great way to take in Lake County’s amazing views.

Did you know that the East Side Mining District is a 20 square mile area covered with mines.  These mines were in use from 1860 to 1999.  The mines produced gold, silver, lead, molybdenum, zinc, and copper.  In summer, you can hike, or drive the county roads that go through the East Side Mining District.  In winter, many of these roads are perfect for skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.

Remember, Leadville is fantastic for outdoor exploration.  Trails near Leadville will keep you busy and active all year!

Check out the Year-Round Trails

  • 14ers
  • Colorado Trail & Continental Divide Trail
  • East Side Mining District Roads
  • Interlaken Trail
  • Leadville Mountain Biking Trails
  • Leadville National Fish Hatchery
  • Mineral Belt Trail
  • Mt. Elbert
  • Tennessee Pass Nordic Center
  • Turquoise Lake Trails

There are simply so many reasons to explore this area.  If you love the outdoors, a small-town feel, and are a history buff, because Leadville has the deepest Wild West roots in the country   You should starting planning a trip out this way.

Restaurants, Drinks and More!

Before & After Leadville

Buchi Cafe Cubano

Casa Blanca Restaurant

Casa Sanchez

City on a Hill Coffee & Espresso

Cookies with Altitude

High Mountain Pies

Leadville’s Historic Pastime Cafe

Quincy’s Steak & Spirits

Silver Dollar Saloon

Tacos La Mina

Treeline Kitchen

Check out the Highest Golf Course in North America

Sitting at 9,680 feet, Mt. Massive Golf Course is the highest golf course in North America!  Set in the open spaces of the Arkansas River Valley near the river’s headwaters, ringed by the tallest mountains in the state, surrounded by ranchland and forest, it has a truly spectacular setting.  This Course offers golfers the chance to tee off on greens surrounded by beautiful ranchland and forests with towering peaks on the horizon.

Remember, Thinner air at higher elevations enables golf balls to fly faster and farther.


Let’s Go Fishing

Lake County is a fisherman’s dream. The Arkansas River is known as one of the best wild brown habitats in Colorado. Here are a few top spots you should check out the fishing guide and a few prime fishing spots include:

Hayden Reservoir

Twin and Turquoise Lakes

Crystal Lakes

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