The Silver King Inn & Suites is at the Top of the Rockies!
Take Highway 91 South off of West Interstate 70 just before Copper Mountain Ski Resort. Drive 22 miles to the Historic town of Leadville. As you enter Leadville you will veer left onto Hwy 24 also known as Poplar St. You will see the Silver King Inn and Suites on the left.
We are conveniently located for any of your needs with several businesses within walking distance & our historic downtown is only a short 1 mile drive!
There are many fun & exciting activities nearby!
Ski Cooper (7 miles)
Mount Elbert/Mount Massive Hiking Trails (12 miles)
Mount Massive Golf Course (3 miles)
Turquoise Lake (5 miles)
Twin Lakes (18 miles)
Pictures by Stephanie Wagner & Shannon Ferguson
Leadville, Colorado sits at the heart of the Rockies at 10,152ft making it the highest incorporated city in the United States. Situated within the San Isabel National Forest and surrounded by three wilderness areas, Leadville is popular with hikers and campers. The Mount Massive Wilderness, the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness, and the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness are all within a few miles of Leadville. We’re home to the 2 highest peaks in Colorado, Mount Massive & Mount Elbert & are notable for having a large number of 14,000 foot peaks viewable from town.
Leadville has an alpine subarctic climate with cold winters and mild summers. Need a break from the heat? Summers rarely peak above 72 degrees & we see over 310 days of sunshine throughout the year!
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Snow falls 9 months a year here making us the first & last place in Colorado for snow in the season. We average 149 inches a year & maintain it with over 100 miles of groomed trails.
Once a booming mining camp, Leadville is one of the last preserved mining towns in the state and has more original turn-of-the-century buildings and houses than any other mountain community. There is no shortage of heritage tourism opportunities here. Leadville also has more museums and historical sites per ca-pita than nearly any other city in Colorado. Originally called Silver City, Leadville was the last place Doc Holliday was a law man and the first proposed capital of the state. In the late 19th century, it was the second most populous city in Colorado, after Denver.
Leadville is truly a mecca to be experienced! Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiasts, history buff, or just looking to enjoy life 2 miles high, we have it all!
Click below to experience all that Leadville has to offer!
Leadville, Colorado, stars in a new Street Level series from Colorado Public Television (Channel 12). In two intriguing shows, host Juliana Broste will honor 10th Mountain Division heroes, snowcat to Chicago Ridge, schuss Ski Cooper, explore Leadville’s fat tire biking scene, visit the Tabor Opera House, and check out Tennessee Pass Cookhouse and sleep yurts.
Experience Leadville in the winter & play like the locals!
Watch both episodes below!
Check out all of our local events
WillPower & Grace Mondays!
Every Monday evening at 6pm you are invited join in an hour of glorious movement(think: sweat!). Cardio, strength training, flexibility and balance all rolled into 1 awesome, barefoot hour. Beginners are welcome (just start with level 1!) as this class is taught at various levels.
Family Group Ride
Hosted by Cloud City Wheelers / Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series
All Ages Family Group Ride.
Pay attention to announcements on where to meet!
Tuesday Zumba® at Freight!
Every Tuesday until September 24th
Join us on Tuesday nights at FREIGHT Leadville for ZUMBA®!
FREIGHT is located at 320 E. 9th Street in Leadville. Classes are TUESDAYS 6: 30-7: 30 p.m.
WHAT TO BRING:
* Water or a sports drink
* A FRIEND! Your first class is free
If you have never taken any of my Zumba classes anywhere before, your first class is FREE. For returning students:
– $8 for one class (cash or credit/debit card)
– $30 for 5 classes ($ 6 / class, cash or card)
– $50 for 10 classes ($ 5 / class, cash or card)
This class is designed for adults. (Babies are always welcome; keep in mind that the class can be noisy). If you have an older child who wants to participate, please contact me BEFORE CLASS. There is no child care available. If you bring a child with you, you are fully responsible for them during the class.
Leadville Colorado Railroad
Fall Weekend Specials
All Aboard for fall! Come and see the beautiful fall colors as they change in the amazing Rocky Mountains.
For open dates click here.
Friday September 20th 6:15pm-8pm
Join the Lake County Public Library for a free movie night. Please be sure to bring your own snack and something comfy to sit on. Doors will open at 5:30 and the show begins at 6:15.
We are the Colorado Brewery Running Series and we run for beer!
Join us for our Fall Colors 5k at Periodic Brewing in Leadville on Saturday, September, 21st @ 11AM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery! Take on a 5k in the highest incorporated city in the United States! This course will wind up and down the areas surrounding Leadville, but since this is an un-timed fun run, feel free to take your time! Don’t forget to slow down and take in the beautiful vistas, and the breathtaking views of the changing colors during peak Aspen season in Colorado! No matter what pace you choose to run this course in, no matter what, there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line!
We are all about being active, having fun and giving back to our local community. +10% of your registration dollars go directly to local non-profits!
Registration is limited, so sign up today!
ABOUT THE RUN:
This may be different than other “races” you’ve done. We like to keep things relaxed, and all of our events are untimed so everyone can run or walk at their own pace. Instead of closing down the streets, we ensure a safe and fun running route on sidewalks, through parks, and along trails. The course is staffed with encouraging volunteers to cheer you on and point you back to the brewery for your much-deserved beer!
EVENT DAY DETAILS:
Please arrive 30 minutes before the start to get checked-in.
Bring a valid ID. You do not need to be 21 to enjoy the event, but must be 21 to enjoy the beer. Please drink responsibly! (Registered, underage participants receive a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage).
This is an open course, meaning roads will NOT be closed. You are responsible for obeying all traffic laws and regulations.
We run rain or shine! Dress appropriately for the weather.
There will not be a bag check; please plan accordingly.
Bring extra money if you want to purchase food, more beer, or any of our great Colorado Brewery Running Series merchandise!
Learn more at breweryrunningseries.com/colorado
All participants receive a FREE craft brew from the brewery and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series…plus goodies and giveaways from our partners and sponsors + a chance to win sweet door prizes and more free beer! Your registration also earns you an invitation to stick around and enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, food offerings, local vendors, and fun with our sponsors.
Colorado Brewery Running Series merchandise, including shirts, hats, stickers, heat press brewery logos, and seasonal items will be available at the event. You can also add on a Brewery Running Series T-shirt for $10 at the time of registration, and pick it up when you check-in on site.
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT:
Our motto = be active, have fun, give back! In addition to pairing some exercise with great craft beer, a portion of all proceeds goes back to local non-profits. We are very proud that the Colorado Brewery Running Series has so far donated over $14,000 to local non-profits! 10% of our proceeds help support our nonprofit partners.
MBT Fall Colors Tour for Seniors Thursday, September 26th
This special motorized tour is open to those individuals who do not wish to – or cannot due to mobility issues – walk or bike the trail. This tour is the only time the county allows vehicles other than maintenance vehicles on the trail, allowing senior citizens and others the opportunity to enjoy the fall scenery along the trail. The event was named after long-time Leadville resident Phylis Hakala, who always made sure that the seniors and those less mobile were able to get out and experience the natural beauty of their surroundings.
Call the senior center for questions and reservations as participation grows every year, so please RSVP so that organizers may plan accordingly
Fall Colors By Rail and Trail
The fall colors season is already shaping up to look pretty promising and autumn doesn’t even officially get started until September 23. The aspens are slowly starting to turn and those extended blue-sky summer days made up for the late summer start.
And now you can add one more good thing about this special time of year. Well, make that two. The Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad is extending its season in 2019 and adding weekend trips through October 27.
All Aboard The Pumpkin Patch Express
If you’re looking for a fun fall activity that’s perfect for the entire family, look no further than the Pumpkin Patch Express on the Leadville Railroad. Every Saturday & Sunday in October the 10 a.m. train ride will be magically transformed into The Pumpkin Patch Express. Celebrate the season with plenty of activities for the family to enjoy, including a jack-o-lantern coloring area, face-painting, on-train photographer to take those perfect fall pictures of your group in costume, games, and much more! Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Book your ticket aboard The Pumpkin Patch Express today! Book online for Saturdays & Sundays at 10 a.m. thru October 27.
Oktoberfest on the Leadville Railroad
Come, raise a glass with the Leadville Railroad and celebrate Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains.
Board our train in Leadville and enjoy a special selection of seasonal libations. Take in the beautiful mountain views from the train as you take in an ale on the rails! Or sip your cider as you watch the golden aspens pass by, breathing in the crisp alpine forest. The Oktoberfest Railroad Rides will be leaving their historic depot every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2 p.m. Enjoy the beauty of an alpine autumn as you travel up above the Headwaters of the Arkansas River during this 2.5-hour scenic train ride. Special rides include seasonal add-ons from a flight of seasonal beers to fresh-pressed cider and some culinary treats you can only find this time of year.
For more details connect online at www.leadvillerailroad.com -or- call 1-866-386-3936. Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m. in October.
Of course, the train’s Fall Photo Weekend Rides continue this Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. It’s coming into peak season so best to book online as not to miss out.
Join us for some fall trail riding and scavenger hunt action! Family friendly trail user appreciation party! Get clues and ride or run the trails to solve the answers. Prizes and BBQ at the Ski Club Hut to follow. $10 suggested donation
Jack & Zero Welcome Sign Paint & Sip
Friday October 11th
Come celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with your favorite Pumpkin King. Wear your favorite Halloween T-Shirt or costume!
Please note: Surface of project TBD (Wood or Canvas)
When: Friday October 11th
Time: 5:15 p.m.- 8:15 p.m.
Where: Lisa Starr Art & Design located at 616 Harrison Ave
What to Bring: Drink of your choice and a snack to share
There is a 4 person minimum and a 10 person maximum for each class.
Reservation Website: http://lisastarrdesigns.wixsite.com/home/book-online
Warren Miller Film at Cooper November 9th
Celebrate the official kickoff to winter with Warren Miller’s 70th annual film,”Timeless”, presented by Volkswagen. Travel with top skiers and snowboarders to renowned mountain locations across the globe. This showing at the Cooper Lodge on Saturday, November 9th at 7pm is a fundraiser for the Cloud City Ski Club. Tickets are $17/adult, $9/child age 6-12. This event does sell out. Buy your tickets online at https://www.skicooper.com/warren-miller-movie/
2020 Winter Dew Tour Copper
Dew Tour is excited to announce Copper Mountain will host winter’s most anticipated ski and snowboard competition and festival February 6-9, 2020. The four-day winter Dew Tour will include the world’s best male and female skiers and snowboarders competing in individual halfpipe, slopestyle and para snowboard competitions, along with Dew Tour’s signature Team Challenge competition and includes industry award shows, a special invitational competition and a calendar of fan-based activities and more.
Woohoo- the USSSA National Snowshoe Championships are coming to Leadville in 2020! Start training now, in our abundant spring snow!Posted by Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado on Thursday, April 4, 2019
22nd Annual Ice Fishing Derby February 8th 7am-12am
22nd Annual Ice Fishing Derby. Twin Lake, Dexter Point Parking lot. You have a year to get your poles ready.
NEW FOR 2020
* 2 Ice Auger will be given away
* 2 Ice Shacks will be given away
* Door prizes will be given away through out the tournament
Can’t wait to see you all back next year for this FAMILY-FRIENDLY Ice Fishing Derby.
Please let us know if you have any great ideas.
Danny Gurule (719) 293-5057
Angelina Salazar (719) 293-0567
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