Top things to do

Top Choice Cycling in Leadville

Leadville Trail 100

The Leadville 100, held in August, is one of the most famous and longest mountain-bike races in the world: 100 miles of lung-crushing, adrenaline-fueled riding on the old silver-mining roads that go from 9200ft to 1…
Top Choice Modern American in Leadville

Tennessee Pass Cookhouse

If you've never had a gourmet dinner in a yurt before, this is your chance. Diners get to hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski 1 mile to the yurt, where an elegant four-course meal featuring elk tenderloin, local rac…
Top Choice Clothing in Leadville

Melanzana

A unique outdoor clothing shop where stylish adventure wear is made right behind the counter. The factory doubles as a store; browse for hoodies, skirts, bombproof pants, ultrawarm hats and thermal wear.
Memorial in Leadville

Camp Hale

About 16 miles north of Leadville on Hwy 24, just over Tennessee Pass, lies the former US Army facility Camp Hale. Established in 1942, it was created specifically for the purpose of training the 10th Mountain Divis…
Museum in Leadville

Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin

Two of Leadville’s oldest surviving homes are decked out with the owners’ original gear, plus period pieces resembling what they may have enjoyed. The Dexter Cabin was the original home of wealthy gold-mining invest…
Historic Site in Leadville

Matchless Mine

This is where silver magnate and Colorado senator Horace Tabor made and then lost millions in the 1880s, and where his glamorous and sensational wife, Baby Doe, eventually froze to death after spending the last thre…
Mexican in Leadville

El Mexicano

Located in what is surely one of the world's most picturesque Safeway parking lots, this food truck at the north entrance of town prepares savory tacos and burritos filled with chicken, carne asada, carnitas or adov…
Brewery in Leadville

Periodic Brewing

There aren't many breweries up above 10,000 feet, which makes Periodic something of an anomaly. Hoppy and dark beers predominate, but there is also cider on tap and food in the kitchen. You can also find their beers…
Historic Building in Leadville

Tabor Opera House

Built in 1879 by multimillionaire Horace Tabor, this was once one of the premier entertainment venues in all of Colorado, if not the West, and hosted the likes of Houdini, Oscar Wilde and Anna Held. You can visit th…
Cafe in Leadville

City on a Hill

Freshly roasted beans and delectable espresso drinks are available in this attractive coffeehouse with high ceilings, exposed brick walls and comfy couches. It serves sandwiches, soups, pastries and freshly baked qu…