History of Leadville
Leadville was once a silver mining town with a population only second to Denver in the 19th Century! It was laden with mines and smelters. When the USA turned to gold as its standard, however, Leadville’s economy faultered.
Today, Leadville, situated between San Isabel National Forest, the Mount Massive Wilderness, the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness, and Collegiate Peaks Wilderness is a gateway to Colorado’s outdoor recreation.
Perched at 10,152 feet, Leadville is the highest city in the United States. While its population has dwindled to 2,742 from its height during the silver rush, this historic city offers many things to do for both outdoor enthusiasts and visitors in general.EXPLORE MORE!