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Leadville

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Specialty Museums · Zipline · Ski Areas

Hidden gems in Leadville

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Duration: 8 hours
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2 hours
Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 2,602 at the 2010 United States Census. Situated at an elevation of 10152ft, Leadville is the highest incorporated city and the second highest incorporated municipality in the United States. A former silver mining town that lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Leadville Historic District contains many historic structures and sites from its dynamic mining era. In the late 19th century, Leadville was the second most populous city in Colorado, after Denver.HistorySettlementThe Leadville area was first settled in 1859 when placer gold was discovered in California Gulch during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. By 1860, a town, Oro City ("oro" is the Spanish word for gold) had sprung up and a year later its population had reached more than 5,000. But the boom was brief because the placer-mined gold soon ran out and Oro City never became a major settlement. Add Leadville and other destinations to your itinerary using our United States day trip website, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.

Side trips from Leadville

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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 4 hours

Popular things to do in Leadville

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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Leadville

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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Leadville

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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Trails in Leadville

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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2 hours

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