Leadville & Twin Lakes Area - North Central Colorado

Includes Granite, Twin Lakes

 

Experience Leadville, Granite and Twin Lakes, Colorado

LEADVILLE: A visit to historic Leadville is a true trip back in time.

Once the mining hub of Colorado, the town has remained perfectly preserved thanks to its designation as a National Historic Landmark District. More than 70 square blocks of Victorian architecture remain, along with a 20 square mile historic mining district.

Photo credit - Twin Lakes Roadhouse - Our Back Yard, Colorado Vacation Directory
Hike the Twin Lakes Reservoir & Colorado Trail with views of Twin Peaks -- 13,000-Foot
Photo credit - Twin Lakes Roadhouse - The Glacial Lakes, Colorado Vacation Directory
Naturally Formed Glacial Lakes are a Dramatic Backdrop for Vacationers and Fisher Folk
 

Visitors to Leadville can stop at the historic Tabor Opera House and the Tabor Grand Hotel, built by legendary mining magnate Horace Tabor and his wife Baby Doe. The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum gives the back story on the silver boom that created the town, and vacationers can visit the Climax Mine, the largest molybdenum mine in the world, which reopened in May 2012.

The Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railway still takes passengers up into the mountains for scenic rides, following the same routes trains used decades ago to bring famous visitors such as Doc Holliday and Oscar Wilde. A trip along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway, a 76-mile route with Leadville as its hub, will offer even more breathtaking sites.

Lodge at Ski Cooper Resort, Leadville, Colorado
Ski Cooper Day Lodge in Leadville, CO
Aspen trees overlooking Twin Lakes, Colorado
Aspen Trees Overlooking Twin Lakes
 

Visitors to Leadville can enjoy a day of downhill skiing at Ski Cooper in the San Isabel National Forest.

TWIN LAKES: If historic Leadville is still not enough, a short trip about 23 miles southwest of town takes travelers to Twin Lakes village.

Located next to Colorado's two largest glacial lakes, the town began as a stop on the route between the mining districts of Leadville and Aspen. In the late 1880s, mining magnate James V. Dexter built the nearby Interlaken Resort, a 100-acre complex featuring a dance pavilion, stables and servants' quarters. Soon after, the area became a haven for wealthy tourists who boated in the summer and skied in the winter. It remained popular until the early 1900s, when enlargement of the lakes cut off access to the resort.

Today, the town of Twin Lakes as well as the Interlaken have been carefully preserved for visitors. The Interlaken was designated a National Historic Site in 1974 and is undergoing extensive restoration work. And Twin Lakes village, at the base of Mt. Elbert - Colorado's highest 14er - has remained almost the same, with many of its classic log cabins still standing.

Leadville & Twin Lakes Area is near: Buena Vista Area

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Premium Leadville & Twin Lakes Area Businesses

Buckeye Cabins - Leadville Vacation Rentals  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Romantic, charming, log cabins at Buckeye's with woodstoves. Vacation Rentals border National Forest. Near: Leadville, an historical mining town, Copper Mountain skiing, Mt Elbert-Colorado's highest peak.

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Leadville CO & Southern Railroad Co  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Discover Leadville -- our gem high above the clouds in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Passengers ride along the old Denver, South Park Pacific and Colorado Southern Railroad line to the Continental Divide.

Scenic Byways Whitewater Rafting Attractions 


Delaware Hotel - On the National Register of Historic Places  Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Lodging, shopping, dining under one roof, history comes alive at the Historic Delaware Hotel an award winning Bed and Breakfast Inn; a time capsule of the Victorian West with Museum Quality Collectibles.

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Featured Leadville & Twin Lakes Area Businesses

Arrowhead Point Campground, Cabins & RV Park  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
WONDROUS VIEWS! Arrowhead Point is in Buena Vista: campground tent sites in the trees, RV sites BIG RIG friendly, cabins some have kitchen & bathroom. Hike, fish, raft, hot spring pools, ATV/4WD trails!

cabins Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts Groups and Reunions National Parks Hot Springs ATVing and Offroading Jeeping and Offroad Vehicles Whitewater Rafting 


Buckeye Cabins - Leadville Vacation Rentals  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Romantic, charming, log cabins at Buckeye's with woodstoves. Vacation Rentals border National Forest. Near: Leadville, an historical mining town, Copper Mountain skiing, Mt Elbert-Colorado's highest peak.

cabins Pets Welcome Scenic Byways 


Delaware Hotel - On the National Register of Historic Places  Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Lodging, shopping, dining under one roof, history comes alive at the Historic Delaware Hotel an award winning Bed and Breakfast Inn; a time capsule of the Victorian West with Museum Quality Collectibles.

motels lodges suites & condos bed and breakfast Romance Weddings, Elopements & Honeymoons Family Friendly Pets Welcome Groups and Reunions Scenic Byways Fishing Horseback Riding ATVing and Offroading Jeeping and Offroad Vehicles Golfing Restaurant Attractions More fun things to do Hunting Winter Lodging Snowmobiling Snowshoeing and nordic trails Cross country skiing Downhill Skiing 


Grand West Village - A Mountain Resort  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Vacation along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway in the mountains near the resort villages of Summit County, historic Leadville, Turquoise Lake, and Ski Cooper. Grand West has a modern attached-cabins.

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Leadville CO & Southern Railroad Co  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Discover Leadville -- our gem high above the clouds in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Passengers ride along the old Denver, South Park Pacific and Colorado Southern Railroad line to the Continental Divide.

Scenic Byways Whitewater Rafting Attractions 


Leadville RV Corral  link to Colorado vacation
CAMP IN HISTORIC LEADVILLE, CO. Big Rigs Welcome! RV hookup sites with cable TV. Clean modern restrooms. Passport America Park. Corral open all year. Daily, weekly, monthly rates. 5 grassy tent sites.

RV Parks and Resorts Scenic Byways Winter Lodging 


Lone Pine Lodge - Mountain Vacation Home  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Near Leadville, beautiful 3-bedroom vacation home in the pines, breathtaking views of Twin Lakes and Colorado's mountain! Furnished for your family's comfort, sit by the fireplace. Hike and ATV 14ers!

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M & M Cabins, Inc: Private Mountain Cabins  Colorado vacation make reservations
Mountain cabins overlook Twin Lakes near Leadville. M&M inc is a place to rest, relax and enjoy your family. Non-smoking cabins. Vacation Adventures: ATVing, fishing, hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

cabins Scenic Byways Fishing Winter Lodging 


National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Discover the colorful history of Mining showcased in Leadville. The museum is the Smithsonian of the Rockies, the exhibits are numerous and fascinating tell the story of its people, a National Hall of Fame.

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Ski Cooper & Chicago Ridge Snowcat Skiing  link to Colorado vacation
Affordable ski vacation for families. Built by the US Army 10th Mountain Division for their training before the Italian battles. Ski Cooper is the 5th oldest resort in Colorado. Lessons, snowcat tours, lift tickets.

Downhill Skiing 


Snowy Peaks RV Park  link to Colorado vacation Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page
BIG RV RIGS and Tenters: large sites with lawns, trees, WI-FI, views of snowy peaks near Buena Vista. NEW clubhouse guest rooms. On the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway with campfires, live music, trails.

cabins Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts Scenic Byways Fishing Hot Springs ATVing and Offroading Whitewater Rafting 


Snowy Peaks RV Rentals & RV Storage  link to Colorado vacation
Rentals in Buena Vista -- Less Hauling! POP-UP CAMPERS: sink, stove, refrigerator, furnace. TRAVEL TRAILERS: self-contained, full kitchen, bathroom, air-conditioning. Snowy Peaks on-site RV Storage!

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Timberline Motel & Family Kitchenette Studios  link to Colorado vacation
In Historic Leadville: motel room and family kitchenette studios, in-room coffeepots, microwave, refrigerator, WI-FI, HBO. Timberline is close to fishing at Turquoise Lake and 9 major ski areas.

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Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
2-hour boat tour your family will love: magnificent scenery, geology, wildlife, folklore. Guided walking tour of the old Interlaken Resort after a relaxing boat tour of upper and lower glacially formed Twin Lakes.

Attractions 


Twin Lakes Roadhouse Lodge - Elegant Comfort  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Unspoiled beauty of ancient Twin Lakes makes THIS part of Rocky Mountains unique. Roadhouse Lodge IS ONLY AAA lodging in area: elegant comfort, WI-FI, crisp Rocky Mountain air-dried sheets.

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RV Sales, Service & Rentals

Snowy Peaks RV Rentals & RV Storage  link to Colorado vacation
Rentals in Buena Vista -- Less Hauling! POP-UP CAMPERS: sink, stove, refrigerator, furnace. TRAVEL TRAILERS: self-contained, full kitchen, bathroom, air-conditioning. Snowy Peaks on-site RV Storage!

RV Services, Sales and Information 



For more travel information contact:

Leadville & Twin Lakes Area Activities and Maps

Scenic Byways:
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway -UPDATED-
Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway -UPDATED-

Seasonal Attractions:
Leadville CO & Southern Railroad Co

Hiking Trails:
The Colorado Trail

Fishing:
Arkansas River Headwaters Fishing Map - North

Ski Areas & Resorts:
Ski Cooper & Chicago Ridge Snowcat Skiing

Snowmobiling:
Leadville Snowmobile Trails

Local Area Maps:
Buena Vista, Park County, Leadville Area Map


 
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