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!
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.
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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!
9 REASONS WHY LOCALS LOVE LEADVILLE (AND SO WILL YOU)
Experience Leadville & play like the locals!
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.
Watch both episodes below!
For updated information on all our races with the Leadville Race Series please click above.
Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad
The Fall Specials will be September 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th 2020 departing the depot at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
The Devils Tail BBQ Special, features an evening train ride, on July 3rd, 2020 departing the depot at 6:00 pm, September 4th, 2020, and September 11th, 2020
This package deal is available throughout the train season.
Rockies by Rail 2020!
Our popular Colorado tour is back and better than ever! New for 2020! Cumbres & Toltec 50th anniversary event featuring 4-6-0 No. 168 and other Victorian Iron Horses! Super dome on the California Zephyr! Last mainline wig-wag signal! Bonus photo opportunities at both Chama and Durango! Plus all of these great railroads: Durango & Silverton, Leadville Colorado & Southern, Rio Grande Scenic, Royal Gorge Route, Georgetown Loop, Colorado Railroad Museum, South Park roundhouse, Pueblo Railroad Museum and More!
For tickets click the picture above!
Shaky Hand String Flingers
Sunday September 6th
Shaky Hand String Band is excited to play an end of the summer party in the town where the band began at High Mountain Pies. Come grab a pie and some pints and take in the tunes to wrap up this crazy summer. Great seating arrangement outside for 50 people!
Check out all the fun things to do in & around Leadville with our free online guides!
For more information on Leadville & Twin Lakes please visit the official website below
For information on Copper Mountain events please visit the website below.