Aspen Leaf’s Guide to Cloud City!

Aspen Leaf
Aspen Leaf
Aspen Leaf’s Guide to Cloud City!

Food scene

An amazing place for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, not to mention the occasional sweets! All items on their menu are crafted with the utmost care, and always come out the kitchen hot, fresh and delicious! My favorite breakfast is the Waffled bowl, which includes eggs, your choice of meat, home fries (which are diced hash browns), and 2 waffles that have these amazing sugar clusters embedded within. No need for syrup!
Silver Llama
An amazing place for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, not to mention the occasional sweets! All items on their menu are crafted with the utmost care, and always come out the kitchen hot, fresh and delicious! My favorite breakfast is the Waffled bowl, which includes eggs, your choice of meat, home fries (which are diced hash browns), and 2 waffles that have these amazing sugar clusters embedded within. No need for syrup!
A really cool Brewery where you can try all the suds Leadville has to offer! The building is actually an original victorian that was meticulously restored and then converted into a pub. Take a moment to go in and relax after a day on the mountain!
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Periodic Brewing
115 E 7th St
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A really cool Brewery where you can try all the suds Leadville has to offer! The building is actually an original victorian that was meticulously restored and then converted into a pub. Take a moment to go in and relax after a day on the mountain!
As fresh as the mountain air, Treeline's menu is full of exotic local creations that breathe some life into our towns food offerings! The atmosphere is a very calming, in-trend space with much to see, including salvaged beams of the original historic structure, as well as a small exhibit of local artifacts. My favorite dish is the Blackened Cod, a flavorful mix of roasted peppers, cod and hazelnut. All dishes lean towards the lighter side and their bar is fully stocked, so its the perfect spot to retreat for an Apres Ski!
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Treeline Kitchen
615 Harrison Ave
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As fresh as the mountain air, Treeline's menu is full of exotic local creations that breathe some life into our towns food offerings! The atmosphere is a very calming, in-trend space with much to see, including salvaged beams of the original historic structure, as well as a small exhibit of local artifacts. My favorite dish is the Blackened Cod, a flavorful mix of roasted peppers, cod and hazelnut. All dishes lean towards the lighter side and their bar is fully stocked, so its the perfect spot to retreat for an Apres Ski!
Yee Haw! The best fast food place in Leadville! Stop by and grab yourself a delicious belly buster burger, which is a fresh take on the All American hamburger with a side of fried pickle and wash it all away with your choice of milkshake. The onion rings and Texas chili will make you kick those boots together as you walk out feeling fully satisfied. The cows come home to Wild Bill's!
Wild Bill's Restaurant
200 Harrison Ave
Yee Haw! The best fast food place in Leadville! Stop by and grab yourself a delicious belly buster burger, which is a fresh take on the All American hamburger with a side of fried pickle and wash it all away with your choice of milkshake. The onion rings and Texas chili will make you kick those boots together as you walk out feeling fully satisfied. The cows come home to Wild Bill's!
This is our version of Starbucks, but without all the frilly drinks. City on a Hill offers all types of brews, plus Breakfast and Lunch along with locally made gifts and an Art Gallery. It's also an excellent location to sit, enjoy a warm mug of coffee or tea, and watch the snow fall through the big windows.
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City on a Hill Coffee & Espresso
508 Harrison Avenue
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This is our version of Starbucks, but without all the frilly drinks. City on a Hill offers all types of brews, plus Breakfast and Lunch along with locally made gifts and an Art Gallery. It's also an excellent location to sit, enjoy a warm mug of coffee or tea, and watch the snow fall through the big windows.
This small family owned cafe offers all of the treats people love. Coffee, Espresso, Lattes, Iced Coffee, Smoothies, Ice Cream, Gelato, Muffins, Nachos, Pretzels, Churros, Candy and Free Wifi!
D'Love Gourmet Coffee 'n' Ice Cream
605 Harrison Avenue
This small family owned cafe offers all of the treats people love. Coffee, Espresso, Lattes, Iced Coffee, Smoothies, Ice Cream, Gelato, Muffins, Nachos, Pretzels, Churros, Candy and Free Wifi!
Have you ever had Cuban coffee? It's SUPER rich, but I hear that's because American coffee is actually super watered down. I'm guilty of liking my iced coffees, not gonna lie! Buchi Cafe offers coffee that can give you a real jolt, even if you're a seasoned sipper! It's a great way to start an active day when you pair that cup o java with one of their amazing fusion food menu items. And sitting on their patio on a warm summer day? Ugh, the perfect way to start your day!
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Buchi Cafe Cubano
401 Harrison Avenue
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Have you ever had Cuban coffee? It's SUPER rich, but I hear that's because American coffee is actually super watered down. I'm guilty of liking my iced coffees, not gonna lie! Buchi Cafe offers coffee that can give you a real jolt, even if you're a seasoned sipper! It's a great way to start an active day when you pair that cup o java with one of their amazing fusion food menu items. And sitting on their patio on a warm summer day? Ugh, the perfect way to start your day!
Okay so you might notice the flooring in front of the Silver Dollar doesn't match the rest of Harrison Avenue. There's a reason for that, but you gotta go ask the bartender for the funniest show of rebellion I have heard so far in Leadville! The Silver Dollar also has some REAL history behind it, if you couldn't already tell by it's exterior. Walk in, and take a look around and learn some rich history. It's a great atmosphere for afternoon drinks, just make sure to eat something from their kitchen before heading out, or the altitude might get you after those drinks!
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The Legendary Silver Dollar Saloon
315 Harrison Avenue
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Okay so you might notice the flooring in front of the Silver Dollar doesn't match the rest of Harrison Avenue. There's a reason for that, but you gotta go ask the bartender for the funniest show of rebellion I have heard so far in Leadville! The Silver Dollar also has some REAL history behind it, if you couldn't already tell by it's exterior. Walk in, and take a look around and learn some rich history. It's a great atmosphere for afternoon drinks, just make sure to eat something from their kitchen before heading out, or the altitude might get you after those drinks!
Serving authentic Mexican cuisine complemented by great margaritas, beer, and wine. Voted Best Mexican Food and Best Green Chile by readers of the Herald Democrat. Open Monday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Casa Blanca Restaurant
118 East 2nd Street
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Serving authentic Mexican cuisine complemented by great margaritas, beer, and wine. Voted Best Mexican Food and Best Green Chile by readers of the Herald Democrat. Open Monday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Mexican & Latin American Cuisine, Full Bar. Indoor and sidewalk seating. Open Mon - Fri, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m, Weekends 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Casa Sanchez 2
422 Harrison Ave
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Mexican & Latin American Cuisine, Full Bar. Indoor and sidewalk seating. Open Mon - Fri, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m, Weekends 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ooooweee do we love our pies! and sandwiches, and wings, and salads, and smoked trout, the list goes on and on!!! High Mountain Pies is an absolute MUST if your family likes pizza. It's one of those casual places that you order when you want to have an easy meal that's top quality. The pesto base is spectacular, and there are many vegetarian options, even outside of their pizza, cuz pizza can be anything right? You might find a long wait sometimes, but us locals see that as a good thing, because there's never enough time to enjoy our recreational outdoor activities! It also means everything out of their kitchen comes out hot and fresh!
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High Mountain Pies
115 West 4th Street
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Ooooweee do we love our pies! and sandwiches, and wings, and salads, and smoked trout, the list goes on and on!!! High Mountain Pies is an absolute MUST if your family likes pizza. It's one of those casual places that you order when you want to have an easy meal that's top quality. The pesto base is spectacular, and there are many vegetarian options, even outside of their pizza, cuz pizza can be anything right? You might find a long wait sometimes, but us locals see that as a good thing, because there's never enough time to enjoy our recreational outdoor activities! It also means everything out of their kitchen comes out hot and fresh!
Everyone knows Pizza Hut, it's a hut where you can order pizza! No fuss options along with a daily lunch buffet and full salad bar. They also recently renovated.
Pizza Hut
2017 North Poplar Street
Everyone knows Pizza Hut, it's a hut where you can order pizza! No fuss options along with a daily lunch buffet and full salad bar. They also recently renovated.
Come for Filet Mignon Sunday-Thursday or Prime Rib Friday & Saturday. Fresh, hot vegetarian lasagna option also available. Meals include a baked potato, salad with specialty house dressing, and soft, sweet bakery bread. Dessert specials are always delicious. Open 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.
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Quincys Steak & Spirits
416 Harrison Ave
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Come for Filet Mignon Sunday-Thursday or Prime Rib Friday & Saturday. Fresh, hot vegetarian lasagna option also available. Meals include a baked potato, salad with specialty house dressing, and soft, sweet bakery bread. Dessert specials are always delicious. Open 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.
Everybody knows Subway, and what they're about! No fuss sandwiches and salads made to order and ready just the way you want them!
Subway
903 Poplar St
Everybody knows Subway, and what they're about! No fuss sandwiches and salads made to order and ready just the way you want them!
Our only Asian Cuisine in town can be found over at Schezuan Taste, served in a family friendly environment! This is a sit down restaurant, so take a load off and order the fried rice, some noodles, maybe a bit of Ma Po tofu, I like mine spiccccyyyyyy! They also have some pretty awesome house specials if you want to be adventurous!
Szechuan Taste II
500 Harrison Ave
Our only Asian Cuisine in town can be found over at Schezuan Taste, served in a family friendly environment! This is a sit down restaurant, so take a load off and order the fried rice, some noodles, maybe a bit of Ma Po tofu, I like mine spiccccyyyyyy! They also have some pretty awesome house specials if you want to be adventurous!
Think local mountain vibe meets metropolitan quality, and you get what Tennessee Pass Cafe is like. The team sources locally as much as they can, which means fresh and high quality food! Plates lean towards nutritional and tasteful, with a local spin on some known dishes. You'll often find groups of locals relaxing on the patio during the summer, which also has an outdoor fireplace!
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Tennessee Pass Cafe
222 Harrison Avenue
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Think local mountain vibe meets metropolitan quality, and you get what Tennessee Pass Cafe is like. The team sources locally as much as they can, which means fresh and high quality food! Plates lean towards nutritional and tasteful, with a local spin on some known dishes. You'll often find groups of locals relaxing on the patio during the summer, which also has an outdoor fireplace!
Hungry for an exceptional dining experience above and beyond the metro-cuisine scene? Take a refreshing one mile hike or nordic ski out to the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse at the base of Ski Cooper and savor an elegant evening of four-course dining in an idyllic backcountry setting. Dinner however, is by reservation only. FANCY LIVING, HERE WE COME!
tennessee pass cookhouse
Hungry for an exceptional dining experience above and beyond the metro-cuisine scene? Take a refreshing one mile hike or nordic ski out to the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse at the base of Ski Cooper and savor an elegant evening of four-course dining in an idyllic backcountry setting. Dinner however, is by reservation only. FANCY LIVING, HERE WE COME!
Our capable kitchen and service staff make sure that every guest enjoys a relaxed and scrumptious fine dining experience. Our meals feature comfortable Colorado cuisine served just the way you love it!
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The Twin Lakes Inn & Saloon
6435 CO-82
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Our capable kitchen and service staff make sure that every guest enjoys a relaxed and scrumptious fine dining experience. Our meals feature comfortable Colorado cuisine served just the way you love it!
Leadville's Historic Pastime Bar & Cafe was built in 1878 and is now the last existing saloon on old State Street (W 2nd), and is still very much alive and kicking! Their burgers were also voted best in town! I gotta tell ya, they also throw some of the best holiday parties, I wont forget Halloween 2019, that night was super fun! The atmosphere can vary at times, which is perfect because sometimes you just wanna go for some food, other times you wanna go for a repeat of Halloween 2019 haha.
Leadville's Historic Pastime Bar & Cafe
120 W 2nd St
Leadville's Historic Pastime Bar & Cafe was built in 1878 and is now the last existing saloon on old State Street (W 2nd), and is still very much alive and kicking! Their burgers were also voted best in town! I gotta tell ya, they also throw some of the best holiday parties, I wont forget Halloween 2019, that night was super fun! The atmosphere can vary at times, which is perfect because sometimes you just wanna go for some food, other times you wanna go for a repeat of Halloween 2019 haha.
The Scarlet is a tavern on Harrison that's frequently located by a younger, more hyped crowd. It's a great place to listen to some live sets by local artists, and the drinks are cheap too. Peep the floor hatch in the main area, I heard that it was part of a network of tunnels from the prohibition era!
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Scarlet Tavern
326 Harrison Avenue
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The Scarlet is a tavern on Harrison that's frequently located by a younger, more hyped crowd. It's a great place to listen to some live sets by local artists, and the drinks are cheap too. Peep the floor hatch in the main area, I heard that it was part of a network of tunnels from the prohibition era!

Recreation

WE <3 SKI COOPER! Long before the days of our mega-resorts, the Ski Cooper reigned supreme. Nowadays, its the local gem for a chill, relaxed ski/board session with your close family & friends! The perfect place to learn, with many of the trails being Beginner or Intermediate. Heads up, we just opened the Tennessee Creek Pass portion, a challenging back mountain full of single and double diamonds, not for the faint of heart! Low cost, Low Key, Low Maintenance and Lo-cal (local)? We Leadvillians <3 that.
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Ski Cooper
232 County Road 29
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WE <3 SKI COOPER! Long before the days of our mega-resorts, the Ski Cooper reigned supreme. Nowadays, its the local gem for a chill, relaxed ski/board session with your close family & friends! The perfect place to learn, with many of the trails being Beginner or Intermediate. Heads up, we just opened the Tennessee Creek Pass portion, a challenging back mountain full of single and double diamonds, not for the faint of heart! Low cost, Low Key, Low Maintenance and Lo-cal (local)? We Leadvillians <3 that.
Alpine Ski and Sport is Leadville's premier outdoor sports rental company. They offer equipment rentals for Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, and Cross Country winter sports. In the summer, Alpine offers guided fly fishing on both public and private land, with the owner Tim showing you the ropes! (or lines, haha). As our guest, you'll be offered a discount coupon which will bring the already low prices down further, so you can spend some of that extra money getting a warm snack at, on or before the slopes!
Alpine Ski & Sport
711 Harrison Ave
Alpine Ski and Sport is Leadville's premier outdoor sports rental company. They offer equipment rentals for Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, and Cross Country winter sports. In the summer, Alpine offers guided fly fishing on both public and private land, with the owner Tim showing you the ropes! (or lines, haha). As our guest, you'll be offered a discount coupon which will bring the already low prices down further, so you can spend some of that extra money getting a warm snack at, on or before the slopes!
The Mineral belt trail is a fun way to stay active, enjoy nature and your favorite outdoor sports, and learn something along the way! Featuring 11.6 miles of Aspen Grovesm Conifer Forest, Wildflower meadows and open sage parks, this paved trail is suitable for everyone to take part. Best of all, in the winter this trail is still maintained and groomed for winter activities such as Nordic Skiing, snowshoeing and fatbiking. It winds in and out of town so you can conveniently access it and take a break every once in awhile!
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Mineral Belt Trail
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The Mineral belt trail is a fun way to stay active, enjoy nature and your favorite outdoor sports, and learn something along the way! Featuring 11.6 miles of Aspen Grovesm Conifer Forest, Wildflower meadows and open sage parks, this paved trail is suitable for everyone to take part. Best of all, in the winter this trail is still maintained and groomed for winter activities such as Nordic Skiing, snowshoeing and fatbiking. It winds in and out of town so you can conveniently access it and take a break every once in awhile!
Flying has long been a dream of humanity...but planes didn't really cut it like we thought it would. Enter the zip line. Nothing but a dangling string, a harness, and the open skies flying through the Top of the Rocky Mountains. It's especially a fun treat to fly over the train as it passes beneath you during the fall when the colors change. In the winter, this company also offers backcountry snowmobiling as an additional activity.
Top of the Rockies Zip Line
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Flying has long been a dream of humanity...but planes didn't really cut it like we thought it would. Enter the zip line. Nothing but a dangling string, a harness, and the open skies flying through the Top of the Rocky Mountains. It's especially a fun treat to fly over the train as it passes beneath you during the fall when the colors change. In the winter, this company also offers backcountry snowmobiling as an additional activity.
Unique and exciting hands-on dog sledding tours that the whole family can enjoy! Take a trip through the back country with some four legged friends and create some new memories. The ride of your life, powered by doge. Yuss!
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Alpine Adventures Inc
21767 US-24
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Unique and exciting hands-on dog sledding tours that the whole family can enjoy! Take a trip through the back country with some four legged friends and create some new memories. The ride of your life, powered by doge. Yuss!
Ahhhhhhh... nothing beats the Hot Springs after a long day of skiing, or for us locals, maybe a stressful day or a Sunday afternoon soak. Whatever it may be, you cant compare the warm, mineral-rich waters of pure geothermal bliss. Cottonwood hot springs is the place to be, and has been since the days of the Ute Indians. Sauna and Spa are also available. Go refresh and revitalize, you deserve it.
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Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
18999 County Road 306
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Ahhhhhhh... nothing beats the Hot Springs after a long day of skiing, or for us locals, maybe a stressful day or a Sunday afternoon soak. Whatever it may be, you cant compare the warm, mineral-rich waters of pure geothermal bliss. Cottonwood hot springs is the place to be, and has been since the days of the Ute Indians. Sauna and Spa are also available. Go refresh and revitalize, you deserve it.
We have nothing but cool kids, which is why our park has a skate park, and a snack bar, and a sound system, and rec leagues, and a warming hut, and ice skate rentals and an ice rink in the winter. Yeahhh, I guess you could say...Leadville's pretty cool...
Huck Finn Park
650 West 4th Street
We have nothing but cool kids, which is why our park has a skate park, and a snack bar, and a sound system, and rec leagues, and a warming hut, and ice skate rentals and an ice rink in the winter. Yeahhh, I guess you could say...Leadville's pretty cool...
Did you know this is the highest golf course in America? Surrounded by the open space adjoining the Arkansas River, ringed in by the mountains of the state as well as Ranch Land and forest as far as the eye can see. Unsurprisingly, it's a wondrous Leadville attraction at a very reasonable rate, conditioned and maintained to the same level of the nearby Resort golf courses, but with a much lower price tag. Wanna get another round?
Mt. Massive Golf Course
259 Rd 5
Did you know this is the highest golf course in America? Surrounded by the open space adjoining the Arkansas River, ringed in by the mountains of the state as well as Ranch Land and forest as far as the eye can see. Unsurprisingly, it's a wondrous Leadville attraction at a very reasonable rate, conditioned and maintained to the same level of the nearby Resort golf courses, but with a much lower price tag. Wanna get another round?
Down the river and through the woods, the Adventure company can take you! While they focus mainly on River Rafting, they also have 15 other activites to choose from. Activities such as: Horseback Riding, Ziplining, Inflatable Kayaking Mountain Biking, Jeep Tours, ATV Tours and even Hot Air Ballooning! For River Rafting, 25 different trips on 4 different rivers from 5 different locations serve the beginner to the expert! If you want an Adventure, you know where to find one.
The Adventure Company
12753 US Highway 285
Down the river and through the woods, the Adventure company can take you! While they focus mainly on River Rafting, they also have 15 other activites to choose from. Activities such as: Horseback Riding, Ziplining, Inflatable Kayaking Mountain Biking, Jeep Tours, ATV Tours and even Hot Air Ballooning! For River Rafting, 25 different trips on 4 different rivers from 5 different locations serve the beginner to the expert! If you want an Adventure, you know where to find one.
Keeping up with the tradition of our small town winter recreations, the Dutch Henry Tubing hill is the perfect place to bring the family to have some fun. If you bring your own sled or tube, the hill is completely free! If not, you can always rent one for $7 an hour, but only during the hours of 11-5, and only on Saturdays or Sundays. Sledding and Tubing, woo!
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Dutch Henri Tubing Hill
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Keeping up with the tradition of our small town winter recreations, the Dutch Henry Tubing hill is the perfect place to bring the family to have some fun. If you bring your own sled or tube, the hill is completely free! If not, you can always rent one for $7 an hour, but only during the hours of 11-5, and only on Saturdays or Sundays. Sledding and Tubing, woo!
So a Nordic Center is a place for all types of different outdoor winter activities. My office mate, being from California thought it was a place for Nordic people to hang out. Oh he's so funny! The Nordic Center offers skis, snowshoes, lessons, a coffee bar, beer and wine, soups and sandwiches, a toasty woodstove and large sunny deck! Enjoy 25 Kilometers (about 15 1/2 miles) of Set Track and Wide Skate lanes on a groomed trail system. It's another great place for the novice to expert!
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Tennessee Pass Nordic Center & Sleep Yurts
East Tennessee Road
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So a Nordic Center is a place for all types of different outdoor winter activities. My office mate, being from California thought it was a place for Nordic people to hang out. Oh he's so funny! The Nordic Center offers skis, snowshoes, lessons, a coffee bar, beer and wine, soups and sandwiches, a toasty woodstove and large sunny deck! Enjoy 25 Kilometers (about 15 1/2 miles) of Set Track and Wide Skate lanes on a groomed trail system. It's another great place for the novice to expert!
Your genuine small town fly shop for the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Outfitting you with everything you’ll need from flies, line, tippit, and reels, to the local fishing report so you can check conditions before you go. The shop also provides equipment and instruction for the minimalist Tenkara method that developed from ancient Japanese fly fishing. Whether you’re looking to learn or an experienced angler, stop by to book a custom trip or just pick up some local flies!
Colorado Fly Fishing Guides
504 Harrison Avenue
Your genuine small town fly shop for the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Outfitting you with everything you’ll need from flies, line, tippit, and reels, to the local fishing report so you can check conditions before you go. The shop also provides equipment and instruction for the minimalist Tenkara method that developed from ancient Japanese fly fishing. Whether you’re looking to learn or an experienced angler, stop by to book a custom trip or just pick up some local flies!

Shopping

The only supermarket in town! Don't like Safeway? Pretend it's an Albertsons! Don't know what Albertson's is? It's a supermarket!
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Safeway
1900 North Poplar Street
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The only supermarket in town! Don't like Safeway? Pretend it's an Albertsons! Don't know what Albertson's is? It's a supermarket!
"Sweet Melly broooo!!" Don't you want that? Don't you want the outdoor world to know you have good taste in your gear? You can have it, if you visit Melanzana. Melanzana offers handmade, durable and collectible outdoor clothing that can only be purchased in person, at their one location here @ 10,200. They are so in demand that depending on when you come up, you may not find anything on the racks at all. If you walk out with that sweet Melly though, be ready to bask in the glory of all that is Melanzana's Microgrid fleece. Sweet Melly bro, indeed.
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Melanzana Outdoor Clothing
716 Harrison Avenue
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"Sweet Melly broooo!!" Don't you want that? Don't you want the outdoor world to know you have good taste in your gear? You can have it, if you visit Melanzana. Melanzana offers handmade, durable and collectible outdoor clothing that can only be purchased in person, at their one location here @ 10,200. They are so in demand that depending on when you come up, you may not find anything on the racks at all. If you walk out with that sweet Melly though, be ready to bask in the glory of all that is Melanzana's Microgrid fleece. Sweet Melly bro, indeed.
So your mom called. She heard you're visiting Colorado and wants you to bring her something back. Enter Aspen Traders. Now, they aren't a shop just for mom, but rather a shop for all! Aspen Traders sources their items for sale from local artisans that sought to create something special, rather than the usual bric-a-brac you find in tourist-centric towns. I have found many garments, decorations and talking pieces that usually find a way into my bag to make the perfect gift! I wouldn't be surprised if you did too!
Aspen Traders
613 Harrison Avenue
So your mom called. She heard you're visiting Colorado and wants you to bring her something back. Enter Aspen Traders. Now, they aren't a shop just for mom, but rather a shop for all! Aspen Traders sources their items for sale from local artisans that sought to create something special, rather than the usual bric-a-brac you find in tourist-centric towns. I have found many garments, decorations and talking pieces that usually find a way into my bag to make the perfect gift! I wouldn't be surprised if you did too!
You gotta admit, the name is pretty freaking cool. A full service bike shop that specializes in all types of repair, including custom bike builds, tune ups, custom wheel building, suspension and fork overhauls, bike fitting and more. But if you're new to biking, that all sounds scary! That's the best part of cycles of life, they cater from the novice to the really fit 84 year old down the street that's been biking before you even took your first steps. Damn... I wanna be able to do what he's doin'... guess I'll see ya at Cycles of Life!
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Cycles of Life
309 Harrison Avenue
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You gotta admit, the name is pretty freaking cool. A full service bike shop that specializes in all types of repair, including custom bike builds, tune ups, custom wheel building, suspension and fork overhauls, bike fitting and more. But if you're new to biking, that all sounds scary! That's the best part of cycles of life, they cater from the novice to the really fit 84 year old down the street that's been biking before you even took your first steps. Damn... I wanna be able to do what he's doin'... guess I'll see ya at Cycles of Life!
Some of the best candy you can find, can be found here, especially when it's infused with chili and other sweet south american flavors like tamarind. This market, the only market on Harrison, carries all the Hispanic staples at reasonable prices, while maintaining the real feel of a mom and pop shop. Oftentimes, I'll just stop here if I don't feel like going to Safeway in need of essentials. It's a great way to support one of the last markets, and not just a "Supermarket"
El Mercadito
500 Harrison Avenue
Some of the best candy you can find, can be found here, especially when it's infused with chili and other sweet south american flavors like tamarind. This market, the only market on Harrison, carries all the Hispanic staples at reasonable prices, while maintaining the real feel of a mom and pop shop. Oftentimes, I'll just stop here if I don't feel like going to Safeway in need of essentials. It's a great way to support one of the last markets, and not just a "Supermarket"
Ron Bosanko grew up in northern California where his grandfather did martketry, which is wood veneer pictures. He is self taught and has been doing woodworking for about 45 years. He came to Leadville in 1998, and opened a wood shop where he worked with contractors and designers. In January 2018 he opened a storefront in the historic Tabor Building to be able to display some of the furniture and woodworking. Custom made-to-order work available! Some truly unique pieces!
Bosanko Woodworks
711 Harrison Avenue
Ron Bosanko grew up in northern California where his grandfather did martketry, which is wood veneer pictures. He is self taught and has been doing woodworking for about 45 years. He came to Leadville in 1998, and opened a wood shop where he worked with contractors and designers. In January 2018 he opened a storefront in the historic Tabor Building to be able to display some of the furniture and woodworking. Custom made-to-order work available! Some truly unique pieces!
Now this is the place to shop for gear and clothing. It's the town's consignment shop! You can find lightly used outdoor gear, and some killer clothing. Did I mention its consignment, so it helps out the community! Ah, now I get it, COMMUNITY Threads!
Community Threads
609 Harrison Avenue
Now this is the place to shop for gear and clothing. It's the town's consignment shop! You can find lightly used outdoor gear, and some killer clothing. Did I mention its consignment, so it helps out the community! Ah, now I get it, COMMUNITY Threads!
What is an essential item at 10,200 ft? Protective eye wear. No, I'm not talking goggles, I'm talking some cool shades man! Elevated Eyewear has all the new styles and brands to make sure that you look as cool as the half melted snowman down the street, whose only half melted because it's been hot out lately. Did somebody say something about shade? This sun's beatin down on me...
elevated eyewear leadville co
711 Harrison Avenue
What is an essential item at 10,200 ft? Protective eye wear. No, I'm not talking goggles, I'm talking some cool shades man! Elevated Eyewear has all the new styles and brands to make sure that you look as cool as the half melted snowman down the street, whose only half melted because it's been hot out lately. Did somebody say something about shade? This sun's beatin down on me...
Feeling crafty? Head to Fire on the Mountain! You'll find many clay based items to paint and create, as well as stellar classes which are regularly scheduled. You can also find many handmade items for sale, to bring that creative side of Leadville home!
Fire On the Mountain
715 Harrison Avenue
Feeling crafty? Head to Fire on the Mountain! You'll find many clay based items to paint and create, as well as stellar classes which are regularly scheduled. You can also find many handmade items for sale, to bring that creative side of Leadville home!
I always found it odd that the Firehouse General Store's building has always looked more suited to a general store, and not as the towns 2nd historic fire station. I found it even more odd that the building is attached to other buildings on both sides, which could've been a fire hazard back in the 1800's! Haha, but in all seriousness, this general store has all of your general items, from gourmet snacks, souvenirs, T-shirts, Western Gifts, home decor, jewelry, and pampered pet gifts. Super unique items, at affordable General Store prices!
Firehouse General Store
704 Harrison Avenue
I always found it odd that the Firehouse General Store's building has always looked more suited to a general store, and not as the towns 2nd historic fire station. I found it even more odd that the building is attached to other buildings on both sides, which could've been a fire hazard back in the 1800's! Haha, but in all seriousness, this general store has all of your general items, from gourmet snacks, souvenirs, T-shirts, Western Gifts, home decor, jewelry, and pampered pet gifts. Super unique items, at affordable General Store prices!
Essentials essentials essentials... Do you know your essentials? Fear not, these guys do! The Leadville Outdoors and Mountain Market has fully trained staff that not only know what you're looking for, but probably have also bought it themselves at some point. -------
Leadville Outdoors and Mountain Market
225 Harrison Ave
Essentials essentials essentials... Do you know your essentials? Fear not, these guys do! The Leadville Outdoors and Mountain Market has fully trained staff that not only know what you're looking for, but probably have also bought it themselves at some point. -------
It's one big souvenir shop for the race, our BIGGEST event! Get all types of LT100 Souvenirs and gear, and you'll be off to the races in swagger!
Leadville Race Series Store
316 Harrison Avenue
It's one big souvenir shop for the race, our BIGGEST event! Get all types of LT100 Souvenirs and gear, and you'll be off to the races in swagger!
Blue Earth was conceived amidst the Sawatch Mountains. Sawatch, a Ute Indian word, means "blue earth spring", as the waters from this range feed the surrounding area. We hope that the products and services we offer will nourish our community of residents and travelers and enhance their quality of life!
Blue Earth Salon & Boutique
201 West 6th Street
Blue Earth was conceived amidst the Sawatch Mountains. Sawatch, a Ute Indian word, means "blue earth spring", as the waters from this range feed the surrounding area. We hope that the products and services we offer will nourish our community of residents and travelers and enhance their quality of life!
I wish, I wish, upon a shooting star... that my painting of Mt. Elbert sells to Sotheby's for at least 50 grand! Shooting Star Gallery is a cooperative of local Twin Lakes artists, a one-of-a-kind shop! Inside you’ll enjoy handmade jewelry, wood carvings, stained glass, hand-knit hats, and so much more. A great place stop on your trip to or from Aspen!
Shooting Star Gallery
6531 Colorado 82
I wish, I wish, upon a shooting star... that my painting of Mt. Elbert sells to Sotheby's for at least 50 grand! Shooting Star Gallery is a cooperative of local Twin Lakes artists, a one-of-a-kind shop! Inside you’ll enjoy handmade jewelry, wood carvings, stained glass, hand-knit hats, and so much more. A great place stop on your trip to or from Aspen!
I love that when you go to an even (smaller) town, they have one place to do all your shopping. Twin Lakes gives you that experience with the Lake Creek General Store! They carry everything you need to be out on the lake, from fishing poles to firewood to freeze dried camping food! Don't like the options? Well, your'e kinda limited on them...
Lake Creek General Store
I love that when you go to an even (smaller) town, they have one place to do all your shopping. Twin Lakes gives you that experience with the Lake Creek General Store! They carry everything you need to be out on the lake, from fishing poles to firewood to freeze dried camping food! Don't like the options? Well, your'e kinda limited on them...

Sightseeing

Look at them fish! Feed those fish? The Leadville fish hatchery is the second oldest Federally operated fish hatchery. They allow the public to come by and take a look at the processes of fish hatcheries, as well as feed the rainbow trout! Sometimes they'll even jump out of the water. Such fun, especially for younger children!
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Leadville National Fish Hatchery
2846 Colorado 300
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Look at them fish! Feed those fish? The Leadville fish hatchery is the second oldest Federally operated fish hatchery. They allow the public to come by and take a look at the processes of fish hatcheries, as well as feed the rainbow trout! Sometimes they'll even jump out of the water. Such fun, especially for younger children!
Back in the 40's, the military found out about the Finnish Winter War, and how the Finnish rocked the mountain on skis. They were like "Heck yeah, look at them killin' it on the mountain, out maneuvering their enemies. We should do that too". And so Camp Hale was created. The camp was built outside of Leadville due to a setting of a flat valley bottom, surrounded by steep hillsides suitable for training in skiing, rock climbing and cold weather survival skills. Believe it or not, but Camp Hale also had a significant part in the creation of Colorado's ski industry... Wanna find out how? Go check it out!
Camp Hale
Back in the 40's, the military found out about the Finnish Winter War, and how the Finnish rocked the mountain on skis. They were like "Heck yeah, look at them killin' it on the mountain, out maneuvering their enemies. We should do that too". And so Camp Hale was created. The camp was built outside of Leadville due to a setting of a flat valley bottom, surrounded by steep hillsides suitable for training in skiing, rock climbing and cold weather survival skills. Believe it or not, but Camp Hale also had a significant part in the creation of Colorado's ski industry... Wanna find out how? Go check it out!
This is a cabin that a dude named August LITERALLY built for his wife Emma, so that she can have a place to entertain and work her way up to socialite status in the Victorian era, because that was like, kinda her fancy. If that ain't love, then I don't know what is. Another lavish home tour to give you a taste of a time when people were still dying of cholera!
Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin
912 Harrison Ave
This is a cabin that a dude named August LITERALLY built for his wife Emma, so that she can have a place to entertain and work her way up to socialite status in the Victorian era, because that was like, kinda her fancy. If that ain't love, then I don't know what is. Another lavish home tour to give you a taste of a time when people were still dying of cholera!
The Heritage Museum is...you guessed it, Leadville! It includes a more generalized view of life within Leadville, and also showcases Leadville's history as a town, including the fact that we, at one point, had a full sized Ice Palace Castle!!
Heritage Museum
102 E 9th St
The Heritage Museum is...you guessed it, Leadville! It includes a more generalized view of life within Leadville, and also showcases Leadville's history as a town, including the fact that we, at one point, had a full sized Ice Palace Castle!!
The All Seeing Eye of Leadville can see into your souls... Nah not really, but you can look out through its eye if ya want! It's actually a really curious form of architectural style from the 1800's, and prominent citizens were able to do these custom, art-centric details to make their home stand out. The museum takes you on a "fashion-backward" tour through a rich guys house from the Victorian era.
House With the Eye Museum
127 West 4th Street
The All Seeing Eye of Leadville can see into your souls... Nah not really, but you can look out through its eye if ya want! It's actually a really curious form of architectural style from the 1800's, and prominent citizens were able to do these custom, art-centric details to make their home stand out. The museum takes you on a "fashion-backward" tour through a rich guys house from the Victorian era.
Now if you wanna see the rough and tumble side of Leadville's history, check out the Matchless Mine! The Matchless Mine is located on the fabulously mineral-rich Fryer Hill in Leadville’s Historic Mining District. People were made rich here, to a tune of 7.2 million!!
Matchless Mine
Now if you wanna see the rough and tumble side of Leadville's history, check out the Matchless Mine! The Matchless Mine is located on the fabulously mineral-rich Fryer Hill in Leadville’s Historic Mining District. People were made rich here, to a tune of 7.2 million!!
The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development, and processing of our nation’s natural resources. Known as the “Smithsonian of the Rockies,” our museum houses 25,000 square feet of interactive and informative exhibits showcasing our collection of mining’s colorful history. Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day. General admission $12, see website for student, senior, military & more discounts, and group rates.
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National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
120 West 9th Street
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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development, and processing of our nation’s natural resources. Known as the “Smithsonian of the Rockies,” our museum houses 25,000 square feet of interactive and informative exhibits showcasing our collection of mining’s colorful history. Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day. General admission $12, see website for student, senior, military & more discounts, and group rates.
Another home, this time built for a wife named Augusta, by her husband, the famous Horace Tabor! It used to be located on Main Street, cuz this guy had big MONEYYYY. Their marraige spiraled into a sensational divorce story that became, and somewhat still is, the hot gossip of town.
Tabor Home Museum
116 E 5th St
Another home, this time built for a wife named Augusta, by her husband, the famous Horace Tabor! It used to be located on Main Street, cuz this guy had big MONEYYYY. Their marraige spiraled into a sensational divorce story that became, and somewhat still is, the hot gossip of town.
What do Houdini, John Phillip Sousa, Oscar Wilde, and Sarah Bernhardt all have in common? The Tabor Opera House! Built in 1879 by Horace Tabor, the opera house was once billed as the finest theater between St. Louis and San Francisco. You were cultured if you had the chance to visit the Tabor Opera House, and nowadays, lucky if you can see a performance on the famous original stage. Lights, camera, SING!
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Tabor Opera House
308 Harrison Ave
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What do Houdini, John Phillip Sousa, Oscar Wilde, and Sarah Bernhardt all have in common? The Tabor Opera House! Built in 1879 by Horace Tabor, the opera house was once billed as the finest theater between St. Louis and San Francisco. You were cultured if you had the chance to visit the Tabor Opera House, and nowadays, lucky if you can see a performance on the famous original stage. Lights, camera, SING!
Built in 1884, this frontier synagogue served a large and active Jewish community until about 1912. The beautiful architecture and interior of this synagogue was recently restored back in 2008, and remains one of my favorite experiences in Leadville! Quick note, it is no longer an active synagogue, but rather a historical look into the Jewish community that resided in America's highest frontier.
Temple Israel Museum
201 West 4th Street
Built in 1884, this frontier synagogue served a large and active Jewish community until about 1912. The beautiful architecture and interior of this synagogue was recently restored back in 2008, and remains one of my favorite experiences in Leadville! Quick note, it is no longer an active synagogue, but rather a historical look into the Jewish community that resided in America's highest frontier.

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Colorado Traction Laws

Being up @ 10,200, its important to understand that you will get snow and ice, which can build up quickly on the roads. Colorado maintains a "Traction Law" which is defined as "requires motorists to have either snow tires, tires with the mud/snow (M+S) designation, or a four-wheel/all-wheel-drive vehicle. All tires must now have a minimum of three-sixteenths inch tread." Remember, it is ILLEGAL to not follow this, and most of all, DANGEROUS! It is our responsibility to make sure everyone on the road is safe!
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Responsible Use

Responsible Use Colorado has had Recreational Marijuana for some time now, but don't think that we are all stoner without a care in the world. Truth is, we care about you, and we care about safe use! 1. You must be 21 to buy. 2. It is a felony to give, share or use with anyone under 21. 3. You can only buy from licensed retail stores. 4. You may have up to 1 oz, anything more you may face fines. 5. Public use is ILLEGAL. That includes on the lift and in the alleys, and even in the forest dudes! Now is also a good time to remind you that we do not allow smoking in our rentals. Need more info
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Feeling Sick? That's the altitude hitting you.

When I first moved here, I also felt sick, and it's very common. So much so, that you'll see oxygen everywhere you look. Wanna know a common misconception? We have the same amount of O2 up here as down there, but the air pressure is thinner, which is why it's harder to breathe. Your lungs have to work twice as much to get the same amount. Here's a few suggestions: 1. Drink plenty of water, you lose it through respiration! 2. Increase carbohydrate intake, your body needs the energy. 3. Don't be afraid to slow down, and sit down. Take a rest!
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Leave the Wildlife Alone!!

In the words of our Divine Queen Chris Crocker, LEAVE THE WILDLIFE ALONEEEE!!! Heres a couple quick tips: 1. They are called Wild Animals for a reason, and are understandably unpredictable and untrained. Even casually approaching them can make them feel threatened and cause them to retaliate. 2. Don't harass them either. A picture is worth a thousand words, but is it worth a thousand dollar fine, or jail time? There's things bigger than moose in jail you know... 3. Why are you feeding them? Processed human foods kill us slowly, and we're like, really big. He doesn't want ur snickers.
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Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires (Fire Restrictions)

In Colorado, we have a system that determines fire risk for our state. During dry summers, you'll see these stages on many Freeway signs dependent on which county you are in. Please do not take these lightly, you'll burn the state down, aaahhhh! Here is a link to fire restrictions in Colorado: https://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/dispatch_centers/r2ftc/documents/Fire_Restriction_Chart.pdf