"Silver Mining and an Infamous Love Triangle" Top 5 Page for this destination Leadville by basstbn

Leadville Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 76 photos

Leadville, Colorado

When I think of Leadville, Colorado, the first thing that comes to my mind is the story of Horace and Augusta Tabor and Horace's ill-fated love interest in Elizabeth "Baby" Doe, all brought to stage in Douglas Moore's outstanding American opera The Ballad of Baby Doe. More about that elsewhere on my Leadville page!

We came into Leadville on a day trip while staying in a mountain cabin near Salida, Colorado. Most will come here from places like Vail. Leadville, another of Colorado's 19th century mining boom-towns, has a number of interesting things to see and do.

The buildings shown are within the Leadville National Historic District.

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  • In a nutshell:Colorful history in a mountainous setting.
  • Last visit to Leadville: Jul 1987
  • Intro Updated Mar 14, 2003
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  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2009 at 3:16 AM

    Thank you for the great tips. Heading to Leadville this summer. Already fascinated with it's history, more so now!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2004 at 10:32 AM

    Well done pages. Fascinating detail about the Hoarce Tabor - Baby Doe saga. I camped just outside of Leadville and did a little mountain climbing near there several years ago.


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