- The list below includes 46 free or cheap things to do in or near Leadville, Colorado, including 58 different types of inexpensive activities like Bike Paths, Hiking Trails, Off Road & ATV and Ziplines.
- From Twin Lakes to Mount Elbert, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Leadville and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Breckenridge, Frisco, Buena Vista and Idaho Springs.
Mount Elbert, the highest peak in the Rockies mountain range, offers a challenging upward hike from its base and once at the top, visitors can enjoy the breathtaking views of the surroundings which include Leadville, Mt. Massive, Twin Lakes and more.
Mayflower Gulch is a trail popular for hiking, snowshoeing and rock climbing. The trail passes through the ruins of Old Boston Mine and offers panoramic views of a variety of landscape vistas which include Pacific, Crystal and and Fletcher mountains.
Top of the Rockies Ziplines is a local company which offers adventure zipline tours of the Rocky Mountains with their five different ziplines. They also offer combo tour packages which include snow zipping and snowmobile tours.
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Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad offer sightseeing train rides through multiple picturesque landscapes such as the Arkansas River Valley, San Isabel National Forest and more, accompanied by an informative commentary. Visitors are also allowed to explore the caboose and the engine room.
At the Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin, visitors can learn about history of Leadville's mining history. The location also offers special programs, offers overnight student trips, and participates in day events.