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)
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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. 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. Summers rarely peak above 72 degrees & we see over 310 days of sunshine throughout the year.
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!
Check out all of our local events!
Salsa every Monday until May 26th
Live Music every Tuesday & Saturday!
May 25th at the Tabor Opera House
Savor The Tabor Fundraiser Sunday, June 2nd
Do you have your tickets for the 2nd annual Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation fundraiser, a fabulous 6-course dinner featuring mouthwatering courses by three of Leadville’s best chefs, AKA “The Three Erics”?? You don’t want to miss this meal. June 2nd at the Silver Dollar. All proceeds go to the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation so we can keep bringing you performances and fundraising to rehabilitate this magical historic building.
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Chatham County Line & John Craigie
Friday, June 14th at the Tabor Opera House
Chatham County Line is a veteran ensemble at the top of its game, and is sticking to its considerable strengths – poignant songwriting and inventive acoustic arrangements that draw upon a broad array of American roots influences, highlighted by trademark three and four part harmonies that shine throughout.
John Craigie is renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, he carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own.
Wildflower Watercolor Workshop
Instructor: Ursula Gilgulin
Date: Saturday, June 22, 10am-3pm
Cost: $35 Non-Credit
Join the CMC Leadville Campus for this four-hour watercolor painting experience. Beginners through advanced painters are all welcome. Wildflowers from Ursula’s gardens will be provided. This is an indoor workshop. Please bring watercolor materials: paints, brushes, paper and pencils. Some supplies will be provided by the instructor and available for sharing.
A Rooftop Evening with Lady Godiva
Thursday, June 27th
2019 BBQ & Brew Festival
Jun 21 at 10 AM – Jun 22 at 5:30 PM
Join us for America’s Highest BBQ Competition, at 10,152′!
The Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce is excited to host a family-friendly, fun-filled weekend of tasting fresh BBQ prepared by some of the country’s best pit masters, sipping fine local micro brews, and listening to live music.
A car show and performances at the Tabor Opera House are all part of the two-day festival in this historic Colorado mountain town.
FESTIVAL ADMISSION IS FREE
with tickets available for purchase for food and drinks.
Families will enjoy a kids’ zone with carnival games and prizes and a kids’ BBQ cook off.
BBQ AND BREW
There’s mouthwatering BBQ in this Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event, which is also a cup event for the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association. Pit masters will cook chicken, pork ribs, pork, and brisket and compete for $10,152 in prizes—one dollar for each foot of Leadville’s elevation! Taste a BBQ you especially like? Give that chef a vote for the People’s Choice Award!
LIVE MUSIC AND TABOR OPERA HOUSE CONCERTS
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A Day With The Tabors
Sunday, June 30th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tabor Home Tours, 10 AM – 4 PM, $7.00/pp
Matchless Mine Cookout, 11AM -1:30 PM *author readings, music by Birds on a Line, mules, mountain men, gold panning. By Donation, CASH ONLY to facilitate the restoration of the Matchless’ Hoist House.
Tabor Opera House, 2 PM – 5:00 PM, 2 PM Free Concert by the 101st Army Band, 3:30 PM *author readings and signings
*Author readings by:
Diane Brotemarkle – The Inner Life of Baby Doe Tabor
Ann Parker- The Silver Rush Series
Donna Baer Stein – The Silver Baron’s Wife
JULY 4TH IN LEADVILLE
Celebrate Independence Day with small-town charm. North America’s highest-elevation town marks July 4th with a Firecracker 5k Run at 8:30 a.m. and a rousing parade at 10 a.m. along historic Harrison Avenue!
Extend your holiday by coming to Leadville early or staying late! Hike, bike, fish, ride the train, and drive the scenic byways. Visit eight museums with a Leadville Museum Passport, explore Twin Lakes, and more. Relax in a comfortable hotel, motel, B&B, cabin, or vacation rental.
Check our calendar for details and other fun happenings in July. And join us this year for an old-fashioned Fourth!
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Spend your Friday on the Mountain with Italian Night at Cooper on Friday, July 12 from 6pm to 8pm. Enjoy a delicious buffet of Italian food favorites while listening to soothing violin music.
Leadville Colorado Railroad
DEVILS TAIL BBQ SPECIAL
The Devils Tail BBQ Special, features an evening train ride, on July 5th, 2019 departing the depot at 6:00 pm, August 30th, 2019, train will be departing the depot at 4:30pm.
BBQ Special Costs: $65.00 per adult ($45 per child
Leadville Colorado Railroad Wildflower Tour
See the alpine flowers at their peak, splashing the mountain world with vibrant color! Join our experienced tour guides for a 20 minute hike through the pine forests, aspen groves and open meadows. View a vast array of many wildflowers at the water tower.
Adult – $63 Child – $34
The Wild Flower Special train rides will be:
July 20th at 10:00 am
July 27th at 10:00 am and
August 3rd at 10:00 am.
Leadville Boom Days
Aug. 2-4, 2019
Leadville Boom Days, which takes place the first weekend in August, is a three-day celebration of this mining town’s 1880s gold and silver rush heritage.
Burro-and-runner teams race through the mountains, miners crack rock by hand, a parade rolls down the avenue for nearly an hour, wild West gunfights break out, and ladies and gentlemen in Victorian costumes roam the crowd.
Motorcycle games, a car show, a rod and gun show, two nights of Boom Days dances, and Cowboy Church are part of the festivites. Also on tap are live music, a pie-eating contest and egg toss, live music, pancake breakfasts, and a food and craft fair with more than 100 vendors.
The 68th annual Boom Days festival, a Local Legacy Event, takes place Aug. 2-4, 2019. See details and other events happening near this festival. Then make plans to join us! For more information about this event click the image above.
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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 above
Check out all of our Summer Races & Training Camps!
Run through the historic mining district’s challenging old mining roads and trails, and hit a high of 13,185 feet at Mosquito Pass during the Leadville Trail Marathon or Heavy Half Marathon. The views will leave you breathless, if you’re not already. The marathon will mark its 18th year in 2019, while the Heavy Half will mark its 14th.
Open to all runners, this camp offers an introduction to the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva and is the perfect training tool for this year’s race. Seasoned veterans provide a great education as you cover the LT100 Run course over a three-day period June 21 – June 24th, 2019.
Whether you’re a “Race Across the Sky” first-timer or an old hand, we encourage you to join us in Leadville for an informative look at the country’s most scenic and challenging ultra-run course. Group training runs — both day and night — will familiarize you with key sections of the course, and discussion sessions with race veterans will help you get the most out of your race experience. Come spend some quality time with us and get to know your fellow racers. Our training camp is an experience you will carry with you forever.We like to think of it as a long weekend of good food, good running and good friends. Please note that the schedule may have to be adjusted due to the snowpack, but we’ll try to keep you informed as the run date approaches.
Over the course of 3 days, you’ll ride every mile of the legendary course with special attention to the most grueling sections: Powerline, St. Kevins and the incredible Columbine climb. In the evening, join your camp guides for Q&A sessions on proper training, diet, bike setup and crewing logistics.
Take on 50 miles of extreme territory that starts at 10,200 feet and reaches 12,000 feet on four separate occasions at the Silver Rush 50 Run. It will leave your lungs burning, heart pounding and eyes completely amazed — while also preparing you for the pinnacle Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva.
Buckle up! The Leadville Stage Race takes the course of the historic Leadville Trail 100 MTB and spreads it over three exciting days. Riders get the chance to win daily prizes and maybe even wear the leader’s jersey on days two and three.
This is it, the race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies, this event was created for only the most determined athletes. Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing to 12,424 feet, you’ll be challenged to catch your breath — while the views try to take it away.
Held the weekend of the historic Leadville Trail 100 MTB, the Leadville 10K Run is the shortest run in the series, but covers the first and last 3.1 miles of the infamous Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva.
The legendary “Race Across The Sky” 100-mile run is where it all started back in 1983. This is it. The race where legends are created and limits are tested. One hundred miles of extreme Colorado Rockies terrain — from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet. You will give the mountain respect, and earn respect from all.
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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