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!
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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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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.
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)
If you are an employee of Lake County School District, all of your classes are $ 5 with your staff ID.
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.
Oktoberfest on the Leadville Railroad
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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.
Mother Jones, The Fire of Indignation
The history of mining, like the history of industrialization everywhere, brought exploitation of workers. Whether it was fighting for child labor laws, organizing women, or building unions, Mother Jones, vagabond agitator and self proclaimed hell-raiser, was everywhere during America’s industrial revolution. Arrested time and again, she declared she could raise more hell in prison than out in her quest for fair wages and working conditions and became known as The Most Dangerous Woman in America.
Join us for a showing of Mother Jones’, National Mining Hall of Fame compelling induction video and discussion with Associate Professor of Politic Science James Walsh, University of Colorado Denver and author of Irish Denver about Mother Jones continued relevance today. For thirty years Mother Jones advcated on behalf of organized labor. Where miners were most exploited, in the company towns of West Virginia and Colorado, she led powerful demonstrations and strikes. Her voice led to the labor laws we value today.
Walsh will also discuss his work over the past several years to erect a memorial to the miners buried in unmarked graves in Leadville’s Evergreen Cemetery.
Reserve your free ticket by calling 719-486-1229. Donations are requested and will benefit the miner’s memorial in Evergreen Cemetery.
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
Check out the upcoming Fat Biking events for 2020!
Tennessee Pass Night Jam: Feb 8th
Mineral Belt Mayhem: March 7th
Fatty Patty 50k : March 21st
East Side Epic: April 11th
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