Travel Blogs from Leadville, United States

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Leadville - known for silver, gold and molybdenum, Leadville, United States travel blog

Leadville - known for silver, gold and molybdenum

A travel blog entry by dhjv62a

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... of miles to the molybdenum mine on Climax Mountain. We went from 10,200 feet to over 11,200 feet on the 11 mile ride. Leadville is the highest incorporated municipality in the US. I talked to two brothers staying at the Christie Lodge in Avon, CO where ...

Get the Lead Out and Head South, Leadville, United States travel blog

Get the Lead Out and Head South

A travel blog entry by jbtheflea79

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... the stars, through the cold, crisp winter air were twinkling for me. Now, when I look back it seems ironic that I finally made this move from, of all places, Leadville. I feel asleep that night with visions of giggling Honduran children dancing in my ...

Rock Creek to Herrington Creek, Rock Creek, United States travel blog

Rock Creek to Herrington Creek

A travel blog entry by cncadventures

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June 19, 2004 We awake to a sunnier day and sleep in until it warms up a bit. After a hearty breakfast of snack bars, it is time to start packing up. We start out at 9:30 A.M. and cross Rock Creek. It is a steady climb back up over 11,000 feet. We walk a ...

American Independence Hike, Wurtz Ditch Road, United States travel blog

American Independence Hike

A travel blog entry by cncadventures

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Segment 9 – Wurtz Ditch Road to Hagerman Pass Road "Walking takes longer... than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.  Life is already too short to waste on speed."  ~Edward Abbey ...

First Hike of 2004, Hagerman Pass Colorado, United States travel blog

First Hike of 2004

A travel blog entry by cncadventures

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... decide to drive on and take our chances. This is the right choice as amazingly, the sun is breaking through as we approach Leadville. We drive to Twin Lakes Dam and leave the van parked there, then backtrack with the truck to the Hagerman Pass Trail ...

Leadville 100, Leadville, United States travel blog

Leadville 100

A travel blog entry by dannydoy

... it, I think we got up around 10ish! After breakfast, which was cooked over an open fire, we headed into town. I went to the Leadville museum followed by several antique stores. We had luch in an old style Saloon which was really nice and felt more like a ...

Home, Leadville, United States travel blog

Home

A travel blog entry by clayzeimet

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... time slapped on as 1987 is because that was the year I was born. Lived here all my life... This is the highest city in the United States, at 10,200 feet above sea level. I'm right next to the highest mountain in Colorado, Mt. Elbert. I have a lot of ...

Need oxygen, altitude is 10,152 feet, Leadville, United States travel blog

Need oxygen, altitude is 10,152 feet

A travel blog entry by bobstacytrips

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... about 2 to 6 months.   How fun.   Getting old is hell!    So we left Salida and headed to Leadville.   We went over the 11,900 foot pass.   It wasn't very dramatic as all of the area went up gradually and ...

Arriving Late, Leadville, United States travel blog

Arriving Late

A travel blog entry by jumpintb

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So, after getting up and debating a couple different locations, I finally settled on heading towards Leadville for my night of camping.  I knew I wanted to find a place that I could hike in, pitch my tent near treeline, and enjoy great views before ...

Waking up, Leadville, United States travel blog

Waking up

A travel blog entry by jumpintb

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So, after a restless night's sleep, it's about time to get up.  After falling asleep at around 11PM, I woke regularly after about 4AM.  At 7AM, I'm still not feeling the need to drag myself into the windy and cold morning at 12,000 ft (roughly ...

Leadville 100, Leadville, United States travel blog

Leadville 100

A travel blog entry by misskitto

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... line.  Speaking of lunch, we ate at the Tennessee Pass Cafe, which I would recommend to anyone going through Leadville. (Although in all honesty, I wouldn't really recommend spending any extended period of time there. Lunch and a quick walk down ...

Mountain Passes and high towns, Leadville, United States travel blog

Mountain Passes and high towns

A travel blog entry by bartlind

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... all so pretty, well keep, artistic and seem viable. Continuing along through ski-land mountains we made our way to Leadville, over Loveland pass instead of the Eisenhower Tunnel passing Copper mountain.  To another unique classic hotel that doesn't ...

Colorado, Leadville, United States travel blog

Colorado

A travel blog entry by dugnjulie

Sugar Loafin' RV park. We had a lovely drive through mountains and high desert areas to Leadville Co. today. We wondered the next morning why the frig wasn't very cold (we keep a thermometer on it) but didn't tumble to the fact that we weren't level. As ...

Rocky Mountain High, Leadville, United States travel blog

Rocky Mountain High

A travel blog entry by robno1065

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... River and saw the may ski resort in the area, many with enough snow to be still operating. We hit the town of Leadville at about 7pm after a gruelling days ride but it was a great days ride. Finished with a Beer in an 1879 Saloon whist waiting for ...

Leadville, Leadville, United States travel blog

Leadville

A travel blog entry by jrouxel

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Stop in Leadville on the way - saw Mount Elbert (elevation 14,433 feet = 4 400m), the highest summit in Colorado and the second highest in the 48 contiguous ...

You can't pretend to be there!, Leadville, United States travel blog

You can't pretend to be there!

A travel blog entry by billandteena

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... a day before. Google both trail and race for more detail. Yesterday, we rode a eleven mile loop trail (the Mineral Trail) around Leadville that topped out at twelve thousand feet. We felt like we had really done something, our highest ride ever on the ...

Hiking to old resort and watching storm approach, Leadville, United States travel blog

Hiking to old resort and watching storm approach

A travel blog entry by ocotillostb

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9/20/2010 Didja ever sit and watch a storm come over 14,000+ mountains heading straight for you?  The wind is howling and we are starting to be pelted on our little warm and cozy rv.  We are camped next to a lake, which now has whitecaps. ...

All Aboard, Leadville, United States travel blog

All Aboard

A travel blog entry by sandysteffens

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Who doesn't love a train ride? We certainly do, so Sunday's adventure took us south to Leadville Colorado - the highest incorporated city in North America. I'm talking elevation here, but based on the folks we saw living in this area, I won't say that's ...

Iditarod for Beginners, Leadville, United States travel blog

Iditarod for Beginners

A travel blog entry by sandysteffens

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... had our tour booked with Winterhawk Dogsled Adventures through 4-Eagle Ranch. They picked us up at the condo and we drove up near Leadville. When we got there you could hear the dogs barking before we got out of the car – they were quite ...

Pleasant visit with stranger., Leadville, United States travel blog

Pleasant visit with stranger.

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Heading back southbound, then ...

Scenic Byways and Historic Towns, Leadville, United States travel blog

Scenic Byways and Historic Towns

A travel blog entry by jackandcece

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... . Elbert and Mt. Massive, the two tallest peaks in the state.    We drove into the historic town of Leadville and immediately felt welcomed and drawn to the area. Afternoon sun was setting behind the mountains and rain laden clouds were ...

Across the Contintental Divide, Again, Leadville, United States travel blog

Across the Contintental Divide, Again

A travel blog entry by michael_darlene

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... lot we counted 15 to 20 cars with license plates from outside of Colorado; many of them from east-coast states. On our way eastward to Leadville, we stopped at Independence Pass, which is on the Continental Divide at 12,095 feet, and Darlene and Larry ...

A Hundred Mile Tour in Just 6 Hours!, Leadville, United States travel blog

A Hundred Mile Tour in Just 6 Hours!

A travel blog entry by rmwright

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... today are in the right order. The first are of Frisco where we stopped for breakfast on the way out. Then down Rte 91 to Leadville and a few pictures of downtown. Then pictures of Rte 24 north to I70. Because of the traffic and no place to pull off we ...

Climbing the highest mountain, Leadville, United States travel blog

Climbing the highest mountain

A travel blog entry by ocotillostb

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9/22/2010 Today, we did something that I would never have imagined...we climbed the highest mountain in Colorado in a snow storm.  Needless to say, the view was not very good, but who cares?  Our team, which is how we signed the register on ...

SKIP IT!  It was ok..., Leadville, United States travel blog

SKIP IT! It was ok...

A travel blog entry by bookitorskipit

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Our resort offered a free shuttle service (departing at 9:00 am) to Leadville so that we could take the 10:30am Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railraod to the top of the mountain and then tour the town. It was perfect weather for the outing and I ...

Top of the World, Leadville, United States travel blog

Top of the World

A travel blog entry by df5628

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... in places, a little rain, and I just looked out the window of the motel and it is snowing now.   Leadville is a neat little old mining town (Gold & Silver) that boast of the highest elevation for any incorporated town in USA, ...

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