Video: Trips on a Tankful—Leadville, Colorado

The highest city in the U.S. offers plenty to see and do for travelers of all kinds

Sitting at an elevation of more than 10,000 feet above sea level, Leadville, Colorado, is the highest city in the U.S. Whether you’re looking to escape Denver for the weekend or planning a road trip through Colorado, this fun, historic mountain town has plenty to see and do for travelers of all kinds.

Here are a few things you should do during your trip to Leadville. 

Where to stay. While there are lodges and hotels in the town of Leadville, RVers can find plenty of free, dispersed camping options just outside of downtown.

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Silver Dollar Saloon. Once frequented by outlaws like Doc Holliday, the historic Silver Dollar Saloon is a must-visit location. 

High Mountain Pies. For unique pizza creations, wings, and more, this pizza parlor offers fresh, made-to-order eats. 

Timberline Lake Trail. After your dining and imbibing adventures downtown, head to this dog-friendly trail to explore the outdoors. You’ll be greeted with alpine lake views and plenty of breathtaking mountain scenery. 

Melanzana. Shop locally at one of Leadville’s premier outdoor clothing companies. Doubling as a storefront and factory, you can even watch the production line while you browse.

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