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! Click below to see us in the news!
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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!
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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!
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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!
The History Behind Gold Digger, The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor
LIVE EVENT! The history behind Baby Doe and Horace Tabor is more fascinating than fiction. Abandoned by her husband, pregnant, and working a gold mine alone, Baby Doe meets Horace Tabor, married and twice her age. Tabor, a postmaster and washed-up prospector, strikes it rich, buys dozens of silver mines, and is elected lieutenant governor and U.S. senator. In 1883, he scandalously divorces his wife and marries the beautiful Baby Doe in Washington D.C. with the president in attendance. Though society shuns them, the Tabors live an extravagant and charitable life, until the silver crash of 1893.
Rebecca Rosenberg, author of GOLD DIGGER, THE REMARKABLE BABY DOE TABOR, will present a compelling visual presentation about Baby Doe.
Rosenberg grew up in Colorado exploring old mines, ghost towns, and honky-tonks with her family, sparking her life-long love of the Rocky Mountains and obsession with the Tabors. Now, she lives and writes on her lavender farm in Sonoma, California. Her other books include The Secret Life of Mrs. London, Lavender Fields of America, Silver Dollar (2020), and Champagne Widows (2021).
Turtle Paint & Sip Class
Time: 5:15 p.m.
$30 (includes all supplies & studio fee
Where: Lisa Starr Art & Design located at 616 Harrison Ave
What to Bring: Drink of your choice and a snack for yourself or enough to share
*There is a 4-person class minimum and a 12-person class maximum**
Reservation Website: http://lisastarrdesigns.wixsite.com/home/book-online
Michael Martin Murphey and Carin Mari at the Tabor Opera House
Friday, August 23rd
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM at the Tabor Opera House
Hazel Miller is not just a great singer, “she is a force of nature!” quotes the Rocky Mountain News. Her voice has been called “stunning, moving and powerful.” Hazel has been a sought after performer in Colorado for the past 24 years. Whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop, or Gospel, her voice charges the songs with a primal dose of genuine soul.
Our Labor Day tradition where Copper celebrates the best of the American spirit. Incredible free live music, kids’ crafts and a Makers Market, makes this THE Labor Day event for the entire family. Free to the public to attend!
The 2019 line-up includes North Mississippi Allstars, The Earls of Leicester, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ruston Kelly, Molly Tuttle, Bishop Gunn, Futurebirds, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Nathan Kalish and The Last Callers, Aaron Burdett Band and the Country Music Showdown. Sunday headliner to be announced July 1st. Learn more at coppercountryfest.com
VIP Tickets: Premiere and reserved seating, covered main stage performance seating and a commemorative poster! Click ticketing link to purchase now.
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.
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Wine Glass Paint & Sip
We are offering a special 7 hour Paint & Sip Class
Cost: $125.00 *$50.00 deposit required to reserve spot*
Choice of White or Red Wine Glass
Time: 10:00 A.M. *7 HOUR CLASS*
What to Bring: Drink of choice for entire 7 hour class
LUNCH AND SNACKS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE CLASS FEE
Synagogue of the Summit Walk and Talk
Synagogue of the Summit will be coming to Leadville to go to the Hebrew Cemetery on Sunday, September 15, 2019 for an informative walk and talk at the cemetery with Bill Korn, President of the Temple Israel Foundation. As part of the activity, there will be some weeding, raking, cleaning up, and general prepping of the cemetery for the winter months. The activity starts in the morning, but the TIME IS TBD at this point. For more specific information, go to www.synagogueofthesummit.org.
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
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