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 !
Ski Cooper is Open!
Opening Day is this Saturday, November 30 from 9am to 4pm. We plan to have 400 acres and 41 trails open on the front side and off the Piney Basin Triple Chair. Final adjustments in those numbers may be made before opening. The new terrain still needs more snow to open and some finishing touches so that won’t be open just yet. Let the fun begin!
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.
Mountain Top Yurt Dinners at Ski Cooper!
Take a snowcat ride to the top of Cooper for a delicious gourmet meal on the top of the mountain. Your meal will be a pairing of locally sourced ingredients & local wines served in a cozy yurt. Return to the base by snowcat transportation. It’s an unforgettable experience!
2019-20 Season Available Saturday Dinner Dates: December 21 & 28, January 4, 11, 18 & 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, March 7, 14, 22 & 28.
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Come enjoy a 90 minute relaxing & nourishing restorative yoga practice to feel revived and renewed. On Nov. 17th from 4:30-6pm Sondra Funk (200 hr yoga teacher) will guide you through this practice to help you rest and restore before the holiday season is upon us. You can expect longer held poses in supine (on your back), sidelying or seated positions with lots of props to support your body, guided meditation to hold your mind, calming music to bring a deep sense of relaxation and the space to let go and fill your cup.
Restorative yoga is a powerful antidote to stress because it down-regulates the sympathetic nervous system and activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest, digestion, energy conservation and slowing the heart rate. Different from sleep, which involves REM brain states during which dreams can trigger stress, conscious rest is designed to activate the alpha and theta wave states, which are associated with deep relaxation and meditation.
Spots are limited to make sure we have enough props for everyone so sign up today… you won’t want to miss this deliciously nourishing practice.
Join us on Historic Harrison Avenue on Friday December 6th for the Annual Parade of Lights!
Parade participants should meet in front of the National Mining Museum at 5:30. The parade starts promptly at 6 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the best entry in these categories: Business, Non-Profit and Individual.
Following the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos. We will also have our three favorite C’s: Carolers, Cocoa, and Cookies!
Friendly Friday at Hello Fern Studio
Join me for the first of a series of creative sessions at Hello Fern Studio! This ornament making session will be a 2 night commitment, Dec 6th and the 13th from 7-9 pm. Check out the Parade of Lights on Friday the 6th then come on up the street to create your own handmade clay ornaments. The 13th we will be glazing. Must come to both nights. No experience necessary. Some beverages and light snacks provided, but feel free to bring some to share. Cost is $40, space is limited, please RSVP to email@example.com or message me on FB.
Join us for our 3rd Annual Seafood Tasting Dinner. We will be serving multiple courses of primarily Maine seafood, which we overnight ship to Colorado. The menu will depend on what is catching that week. Expect delicious and spectacular preparations, as Eric does what he loves doing most. $75/person. Limited seating. Please call to reserve 719.293.2200.
An Evening with Celesta, Donna, and Scott: Christmas Edition December 14th
Join us for our 2nd annual Christmas concert at The Old Church. This concert will feature The Old Church Singers, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and holiday readings!
TICKET PRICES (Cash or Check only)
$10 – Children/Seniors
$12 – Adults
The winner of this months poll was The Grinch (2018)! Join the Lake County Public Library Friday, December 20th 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.
Pastime Bar & Cafe’s:
The uglier the better!!!! Come show us your best dance moves with a dance off at 11 pm!!! Prizes for UGLIEST sweater. $5 Taco bar all night! Drink specials!
Mardi Paws 2020
Save the Date for Planned Pethood Leadville’s Mardi Paws! It’s a New Orleans style party fundraiser to help us help Leadville’s pets. We’ll have music, dancing, Cajun food, a silent auction & more! Stay tuned for more info…Sign up for our Mailing List (here) to get info directly!
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.
Backcountry Film Festival – Leadville February 1st
Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:00pm
$12 CMC members, $15 non-members.
Proceeds support Colorado Mountain Club as a nonprofit.
No hard copy tickets- ALL TICKETS ARE WILL CALL AT DOOR
The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like Colorado Mountain Club at the local level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues.
Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup.
-“Can’t Ski Vegas”, Joey Schusler, Ben Page, and Thomas Woodson
-“Drawn to High Places”, Nikki Frumkin and Outdoor Research
-“Endless Winter: Chapter One”, Nikolai Schirmer
-“Khutrao”, Agreste Chile
-“Leave Nice Tracks”, Dan Cirenza, Marius Becker, and Kyle Crichton
-“A Climb for Equality”, Rylo and Caroline Gleich
-“Colter: A Legacy of Adventure”, Sawyer Thomas and Rils Wilbrecht
-“Backflippers”, Luigi Dellarole
-“Climate Change in the Kennels”
-“Peak Obsession”, Cody Townsend and Bjarne Salen
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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