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History Lives HERE!!! Colorado Mine Tours

February 16, 2018

Leadville was once home to H.A.W. Tabor, who became almost as famous for leaving his wife and marrying a younger woman as for discovering one of the richest silver strikes in the state. His second wife, Baby Doe Tabor, became the stuff of legends — there's even an opera about her.

Leadville was a very influential boomtown — it was almost named as Colorado's capital city. Well-preserved, Leadville has 70 square city blocks of Victorian buildings — like the Delaware Hotel — all part of a designated National Historic Landmark District, along with 20 square miles of a preserved mining district. More than 50 buildings date back to the 1870s, including the Tabor Opera House. For a spirited look back on the Old West, don't miss the annual Leadville Boom Days celebration each August, complete with gunslingers, burro races, mining competitions, food and more.
 
Leadville is located in the geographic center Quick read more or view full article of Colorado, on U.S. Hwy. 24, part of the Top of the Rockies Scenic and Historic Byway. The town's paved Mineral Belt Trail offers year-round recreation for bikers, hikers, snowshoers and cross-country skiers.

In winter, head out to Ski Cooper, a great and affordable family ski area; in summer, catch a ride on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad excursion. And don't miss the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, a truly fascinating look at the powerful industry and all the metals that helped build the state.

Just 20 miles from the town of Leadville at the base of Independence Pass is the historic Twin Lakes area, where you’ll find world-class fishing and some of Colorado's most spectacular lake and peak scenery. Twin Lakes is close to the trailhead of Mount Elbert and the renowned Interlaken Hotel historical site. It’s a true small-town American West experience.


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Museum of the West

February 16, 2018
The Museum of the West offers a thousand years of history that can be experienced. "Ride" in a stagecoach, "fly" a 1958 Cessna, gaze upon an ancient Anasazi pottery, follow the history of the weapons that tamed the west and venture into our uranium mine that will take you back to the "boom" of the 1950s. Discover exciting new exhibits that educate and entertain. Get connected to a wealth of historical, genealogical and natural history materials in the Loyd Files Research Library.
http://www.museumofwesternco.com
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Ice Climbing in Lake City, CO

February 16, 2018

Lake City Ice Park

Lake City Ice Park. Photo by Mary Carkin.
Beautiful blue ice for your climbing pleasure is located just one block south of historic Lake City, Colorado.   Lake City's farmed ice climbs are really easy to get to, and you won't be waiting around in a line. 

Lake City Ice Climbs, Inc. is a Colorado non-profit organization dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind climbing experience at the Lake City Ice Park.  It is a volunteer-based organization.  The Lake City Ice Park is located, with permission, on public, Bureau of Land Management lands.  Water for the park is generously provided by the Town of Lake City, Colorado.

For more information about the Lake City Ice Park and Lake City Ice Climbs, visit the website or call 970-275-4106.

Lake City Ice Park Features

The Lake City Ice Park offers:
  • Bolted anchors
  • There is no charge to climb.
  • Easy access to food, fuel, and lodging
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