The Father Dyer Postal Route is a ski mountaineering team race in the Mosquito Range just east of Leadville. This race is the highest backcountry course in North America, and takes racers up 3 peaks over 12,000' including Centennial 13er Dyer Mountain (13,855’)and involves three demanding backcountry ski lines.
5/26 — Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad Season Open
2018 season begins May 26, running through October 7. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit Leadville Train
6/2 — Turquoise Lake 20k
A beautiful course around the lake. First half on the road, then finish up on the singletrack. Individuals 18 and under participate for free. Proceeds benefit Lake County Sports Hall of Fame, preregister in-store at Melanzana or www.ultrasignup.com
Individuals pre-registered for the Turquoise Lake 20k can participate in the Fish Hatchery 5k for free on June 3, 2018!
6/3 — Fish Hatchery 5k
Located at the historic Leadville National Fish Hatchery, the event features a scenic cross country style course that winds through subalpine forest near and around the Evergreen Lakes and lower Rock Creek area. The route consists of dirt road, path and trail.
Individuals 18 and under participate for free. Pre-register at Melanzana or www.ultrasignup.com
6/16 — Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half
The course for both of these races is out and back through the historic mining district on the east side of Leadville.
Visit the Leadville Trail 100 website here, Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half Marathon
, for more details and registration information.
6/22 — Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival
Come out and taste offerings from some of the best pit masters in the country. Live music and family activities included! June 22 & 23, 2018
More info at: Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival
7/4 — Leadville July 4th Parade
Celebrate Independence Day with the Leadville community, starting at 10:00AM down Harrison Ave.
Fireworks at dusk from Dutch Henry Hill.
7/4 — Firecracker 5k
Celebrate the 4th of July in North America's highest incorporated city: good ol' Leadville, CO! Start/finish downtown. Parade will follow the race. Pre-register at Melanzana or www.ultrasignup.com. All proceeds benefit Skyline Little League Baseball, Lake County Sports Hall of Fame, and Leadville Nordic.
7/7 — Silver Rush 50 Mountain Bike Race
The 50-mile out-and-back course takes racers through the historic mining district on the east side of Leadville. Primarily on double track dirt roads, first set by miners and their burros, it will begin at the Cloud City Ski Hut (located just below Colorado Mountain College on Hwy 24 on the South end of Leadville). The start will be a dramatic mass start up Dutch Henry Hill to an old mining road, taking riders through the grand and historic mining district.
Check out the Leadville Trail 100 website, Leadville Race Series
, for race registration and for more details regarding this race.
7/8 — Silver Rush 50 Trail Run Race
This run is conducted on the same course as the Silver Rush 50-Mile Mountain Bike Race.
The 50-mile out-and-back course takes racers through the historic mining district on the east side of Leadville. Primarily on dirt roads, first set by miners and their burros, it will begin at the Cloud City Ski Hut (located just below Colorado Mountain College on Hwy 24 on the South end of Leadville). The route takes runners through the grand and historic mining district.
Please check the Leadville Trail 100 website, Leadville Race Series
, for registration information and for more details regarding this race.
8/3 — Boom Days
Leadville Boom Days is a Colorado Mountain Festival and historical celebration of the Old West, with gunslingers, burro races, contests of mining skill, and a street fair with over 100 food and craft booths. Bring your whole family!
August 3-5, 2018. For more information visit Leadville Boom Days.
8/11 — Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race
Scenic 100 mile out and back course with approximately 14,000' elevation gain. Steep climbs and serious descents. Start and finish in historic downtown Leadville.
Visit Leadville Race Series
for more information.
8/18 — Leadville Trail 100 Run
A scenic 100 mile out and back in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. Lowest point is 9,200 ft., rising to Hope Pass at 12,600 ft. The majority of the race is on forest trails with some mountain roads. Pacers allowed after the 50 mile point.
For more information visit Trail 100 Ultra-Marathon