Spooky Halloween Fun in Leadville

October 16th, 2014

Leadville, Colorado — Boo! It’s time for some Halloween fun in Leadville, which has plenty of spooky characters in its colorful past.

Roger Pretti at Evergreen Cemetery croppedCemetery Tours: October 24 – 25, 2014
The Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Delaware Hotel’s summer walking tour program, Leadville Safaris, is announcing two evenings of cemetery tours on Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25. There will be two 75-minute tours each night, one starting at 5 p.m and one at 6:30 p.m.

Join local author and historian Roger Peterson for a guided tour of Leadville’s historic Evergreen Cemetery. You’ll learn about the history of the town and the cemetery, along with stories of the famous and infamous characters buried there.

The cost is $10; reservations are recommended. Call the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce at 855-488-1222 for tickets. The tours are limited to 20 people each, so call now!

Bonus: Save on lodging at the historic Delaware Hotel this weekend by calling 719-486-1418 and letting them know that you’ve reserved your tickets for the cemetery tour!

Stapleton Manor Haunted House: October 31 – November 1
You don’t want to miss Leadville’s Stapleton Manor Haunted House! This imaginative and popular haunted house is said to rival those in major cities. It’s been frightening folks for years. Stapleton Manor is a historic 1880s carriage house property in downtown Leadville at 118 W. 7th St. No reservations required. Children 13 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $5 per person. Open 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1.

There’s fun for the little ones, too! Bring them to the first two blocks of West 7th St. on Friday, Oct. 31, between 5 and 9 p.m. for Trick or Treat Street.

Plan to stay for the weekend! Give us a call at 855-488-1222 or visit Leadville online for vacation ideas.


Plan Your Family Ski Trip to Leadville!

October 8th, 2014

Ski Cooper - Colorado Ski Country Gems Project 2008

Leadville is the perfect spot for a week-long family ski trip. It’s affordable, the snow is real and plentiful, and there are activities for all ages. Leadville’s central location — 103 miles from Denver, 129 miles from Colorado Springs, 38 miles from Vail and 23 miles from Copper Mountain — makes it easy to get to as well. Here’s how your week in Leadville could go: Read More »


A Late Summer Weekend in Leadville, Colorado

August 26th, 2014

Wondering how and where to spend the Labor Day weekend? Here are some ideas from Leadville, Colorado. Give us a call at 855-488-1222 or visit us online at VisitLeadvilleColorado.com to plan your late-summer getaway.

Enjoying the views

Enjoying the views

taking selfies in Leadville's historic mining district

Taking selfies in Leadville’s historic mining district

Paddling on Turquise Lake

Paddling on Turquise Lake

A hike in the wilderness

A hike in the wilderness

A game of croquet on the lawns at the Healy House Museum

A game of croquet on the lawns at the Healy House Museum

Bird watching in Leadville

Bird watching in Leadville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seach for your (geocache) treasure in Leadville, Colorado!

August 18th, 2014

Geocache Label

Leadville, Colorado — There’s a real-life, worldwide treasure hunt going on all around you. Every day, millions of people around the globe participate in geocaching, a treasure hunt activity centered on GPS-enabled devices. Using specific coordinates, participants find the location and hunt for the geocache, a hidden container. Then, once the cache is unearthed, visitors sign the logbook and return the geocache to its hiding spot. Read More »


Nine Must-See Scenic Spots in Leadville and Twin Lakes

July 29th, 2014

Leadville Mineral Belt TrailLeadville, Colorado — Pack the camera and an extra memory card, you’re going to want to remember these views and share them with friends. Here are nine sights in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, that you won’t want to miss, along with some insiders’ tips for getting the best photos:

1. Top of the Rockies Scenic and Historic Byway – This 115-mile National Scenic Byway is one of just 53 in the nation. Drive it in one direction, spend the night, then drive it in the opposite direction for an entirely different view!

Insiders’ tips: Pull into the Camp Hale Memorial at the base of Ski Cooper. The training site for the 10th Mountain Division during World War II, Camp Hale is an excellent place for watchable wildlife, including foxes, deer and elk; U.S. 24 south of Leadville is a good place to spot pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and jaw-dropping views of the Collegiate Peaks. Always find a safe spot to pull off the road. Read More »