Best 10 Things to Do in Leadville, CO during Summer
1. Take a Hike!
Easy: Clinton Gulch Resevoir
Moderate: Hagerman Tunnel Trail
Photo taken at the base of Mt. Sherman Trail Head from Iowa Gulch.
2. Bike the Mineral Belt Trail
The Mineral Belt Trail is an 11.6 mile paved trail that loops around Leadville, through its historic mining district. The trail's setting is quintessentially Colorado Rocky Mountain landscape. https://www.mineralbelttrail.com/
3. Paddle Board Twin Lakes
You can rent paddle boards at Twin Lakes SUP & Cycle. It's a great activity for the whole family, even dogs! Make sure you reserve them in advance on busy weekends! While your in Twin Lakes, make a day of it! Fish, sit on the beach, hike picnic... it's one of the best views in Colorado!
4. Take a Scenic Ride on the Leadville Train
Take a 2.5 hour ride through Leadville's stunning surroundings. The tour goes above tree line so don't forget your coat! (You can also bring your dog!!!) https://leadville-train.com/
5. Grab Dinner on the Rooftop at Treeline Kitchen
Eat an amazing meal while looking out at 14,000 foot mountains in the heart of Leadville. It's our favorite spot! https://treelinekitchen.com/
6. Visit the fish hatchery
Observe and feed the trout while learning about conservation efforts. There are short trails to stocked ponds where you can see the trout in their natural habitat. https://www.fws.gov/fish-hatchery/leadville
7. Zip line
Enjoy the views from the air. You can even soar over the Leadville Train! https://www.topoftherockieszipline.com/
8. Tour the Tabor Opera House
Explore Leadville's history with a tour of the Opera House, and imagine how it looked in 1879. Trust us, it's epic! https://www.taboroperahouse.net/
9. Take a Rafting Day Trip
Leadville is located in the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, where thousands of visitors come every year to experience the country’s best rafting. No river has better whitewater than the Arkansas! There are lots of amazing companies to choose from.
10. Explore the Rocky Mountains in a UTV
11. Visit Us at Elevation Goods!!
Ok, I know we said 10 things. But you've got to walk around historic Harrison Ave! There are lots of wonderful shops including Elevation Goods. We can't wait to see you this summer!
Ok, that's a pretty good round up. But, believe it or not, that's not all! You can also golf the highest golf course: https://www.mtmassivegolf.com/. Take a spa day at Nourish. Take a Scenic drive over Independence Pass. The options are endless!