Leadville National Fish Hatchery, Leadville

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Leadville National Fish Hatchery established in 1889 west of Leadville, Colorado is one of 70 hatcheries in the National Fish Hatchery System. It is managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. It lies within the Mount Massive Wilderness, most of whose area lies within San Isabel National Forest and which is managed by the United States Forest Service.

Leadville National Fish Hatchery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

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  • I thought the historic fishery building was very interesting . Due to covid-19 we could not go inside. They had a pond outside of the regular settling pools where you can feed the trout. Since the...  more »
  • Besides seeing fish there is a short easy hike with nice ponds. This is a short activity to fill part of your day.  more »
  • We started it in a day trip to Leadville without being sure where we would end up it what we would do. My wife spotted this online and do we dropped in. We ended up spending about 3 hours here and loved it! Interesting to see/hear about the with they are doing in restoring Colorado Greenback Cutthroats to their native range. The facility is interesting and provided a nice self guided tour. We also enjoyed the trout runs and the nature trail. A great place to visit and feel like your tax dollars are actually being put to good use in a place or two.
  • A great historic place to visit. If you are interested in learning about trout, this is the place. Besides the hatchery, there is a museum in a historic building. Great people who do a great service for Colorado. I will definitely return.

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