Classic Colorado adventures + outdoor fun
Next up on my CO getaways, mountain adventures abound!
More than just the Leadville 100, the area is absolutely jam-packed with activities. I mean it; you’ll have to go back. Or maybe pack a tent and stay!
Driving distance to Denver — One hour and 40 minutes west on I-70.
Nestled in the stunning Colorado Rockies, Leadville is a historical town rich with silver mining history.
In its hay day, Leadville flourished from industrial growth, attracting writers, politicians, and outlaws of all kinds.
Today, the natural environment beckons those looking to explore quieter pockets of Colorado.
Not only is Leadville right near the gorgeous and underrated San Isabel Range (National Forest), but also the Twin Lakes, Mount Elbert, Mount Massive, Mosquito Pass, and the Mayflower Gulch. (Just to name a few hot destinations.)
[Call the Rocky Mountains home]
Leadville highlight — Boats and bikes galore
Dust off your kayaks and motor boats, and drive 25 minutes south to Twin Lakes. You really shouldn’t miss an afternoon at these glacier lakes. And the best part? Twin Lakes still remains as one of CO’s best kept secrets!
If you would rather white-knuckle down-hill, check out the Mitchell Creek Loop. The trail takes you through dense alpines and across a beautiful ridge.
With all these adventures so close-by, you’ll be teaming with excitement over your next trip.
[Adventure in this nearby Colorado Oasis]
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