Activities in the High Country Near Leadville, Colorado

Photo - a mountain biker rides around Turquoise Lake near Leadville, Colorado.There’s plenty to do off campus when you hold your conference at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville

Summer events in Leadville are numerous including Boomdays Mining Celebration in August featuring a unique Pack Burro Race. Locals and international athletes alike enjoy the Leadville Trail 100 ultramarathon race and LT 100 bicycle races.

The town is rich in Colorado mining history, and home to several museums, including the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. Jeep tours and train rides explore mining country.

A few miles downstream, whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River is some of Colorado’s best. Several nearby wilderness areas, national forests and large lakes provide other recreation opportunities. The 9-hole Mt. Massive golf course is one of the nation’s highest.