Don't forget to bring sunscreen and canned oxygen!
Photo by Holly Mandarich
If you're looking for a long or short hike, Leadville has it. There are so many trailheads close to Leadville. Easier hikes include Turquoise Lake Trail, Native Lake Trail, or Mineral Belt Trail. If you want to become a true Coloradan though, you can hike a 14er (14,000 ft mountain) like Mt. Massive, Mt. Sherman, or the highest peak in CO - Mt. Evans.
Photo by Chris Henry
Another way to explore the Rockies is Mountain Biking. Going on a self guided tour in the mountains is one of the best ways to explore and adventure through the land. The Mineral Belt Trail is a 12.5 mile paved loop that wanders through Leadville’s Historic Mining District.
Boom Days is a Colorado Mountain Festival and a celebration of the Old West. There are gunslingers, burro races (CO's state summer sport), contests of mining skills, and over 100 booths. Experience Leadville in all its glory with three days of food, art, craft, and activities that everyone will enjoy.