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About Leadville

Located in the middle of Colorado, Leadville is a real gem of a place. This small mining town is situated in driving distance of Denver and Colorado Springs and would be perfect for both relaxation or an action-packed vacation. Book your Leadville vacation rental with FlipKey today to secure your next trip.

About Leadville

Leadville is nestled within a mountain valley and is the ideal place to visit if you're looking for a sunny resort! It has been known to have approximately 310 days of bright sunshine each year.

The town was first settled in 1859 and was essentially a mining town. Most locals worked within the mining industry due to 30 mines which provided a great deal of income. It also had 10 huge smelting works producing over $15m worth of silver, gold and lead each year.

Over the years, the town has relied heavily on the industry to create new opportunities for locals. Due to the Leadville’s rugged terrain, a large number of racing events take place here each year, as well as running and mountain biking events.

If you're looking to get an authentic flavor of Colorado, Leadville has held onto its quaint historical and cultural features which makes for a charming atmosphere.

What to do

Leadville is extremely proud of its history, and one of the best ways to delve into these incredible stories is to visit one of the many museums within the town. The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the most popular. This attraction gives a detailed overview of the mining community which replicas of mines and many interesting artefacts to view.

Many outdoors enthusiasts visit Leadville to try out the wide range of activities on offer. Options include mountain biking, hiking and even horseback riding around the lakes. However, the town also has plenty to offer, such as shopping, restaurants cafes, galleries and, of course, the museums.

During the winter, Leadville is a popular resort for snowshoeing and skiing. If you plan on travelling in March, you may catch the yearly skijoring contest which takes place on the very first weekend of the month.

Top travel tips

In order to get around Leadville, you'll need to have access to a car as there are no major public transport options. There are a number of trains to and from Leadville to Vail and Dotsero however, so this may be the best option if you're travelling from these areas.

The closest airports to fly into are Eagle County Airport and Aspen-Pitkin County Airport.

On the lookout for a family-friendly outdoors vacation with plenty to do to keep everyone occupied? Look no further than Leadville. With history, beautiful scenery and action-packed activities galore, there's something for everyone. Book your Leadville rental with FlipKey today.