At a height of 10,152 feet, Leadville, holds the distinction of being the highest incorporated city in the United States. The region was once home to one of the largest silver strikes in the states. Today, the 70 square blocks of the city remain home to numerous historic buildings and the area is recognized as a National Historic Landmark.
Located in the center of Colorado, high up in the Rocky Mountains, the city boasts stunning views complete with clean mountain air. A wealth of outdoor activities appeals to hikers, bikers, snowshoers, fishermen, skiers and history buffs.
Tourists to the region can enjoy riding on the Colorado Scenic Train system. Passengers will have the opportunity to chug through the rugged mountains in a genuine train station while dining in one of the luxury 1950’s era train cars. Along the way riders will have be able to catch glimpses of the local wildlife.
In the heart of Leadville the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum offers visitors a first hand look at the history that made Colorado.
The Old Hundred Mile Gold Mine tour allows sightseers the chance to ride a genuine mine train Free gold mine panning is also available for young and old. Tours are available from May 15th to October 5th.
While visiting Leadville consider accommodations at the Black Cat Bed and Breakfast located in Twin Lakes. Located only 12 miles south of Leadville, visitors can stay in modern comfort with panoramic views from their room. Each room features its own private back with a private entrance.
Black Cat Bed and Breakfast
250 Reva Ridge Road
Twin Lakes, CO 81215
The Ores Mine Bed and Breakfast sits on the shores of Twin Lakes south of Leadville. A small establishment, each of the five rooms has its own private bath. Visitors will be offered a full hearty breakfast each morning. The hotel features turn of the century furnishings and views of the lake.
The Ores Mine Bed and Breakfast
6285 County Road 10
Twin Lakes, CO 81251