Kids Actvities

One of the most enduring features about Leadville is the fact that all or most of the outdoor activities are for the young at heart and can be shared with the whole family. But sometimes kids just want to do kid stuff with kids. So lets use the Smile Meter to judge how much fun the kids will have during the following activities. If you read over the list below and ask your children which one or ones they would like to do, be ready to grade their facial expressions. Watch for the biggest smile then clic on a pic for more information about that activity. If the smile reaches the ear to ear stage you know you have chosen the right one. Just below is a list of a few fun things that might make this vacation for the kids a memorable one. Review any or all the activities below to find out more about your child's favorite activity and support businesses.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter Kids Activities

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter Kids Activities

Archery Kids

Archery Kids

The pull of a bow, the thunk of an arrow... bulls-eye! Our youth archery program provides participants with the basic skills and techniques necessary to become successful beginner archers. All equipment is provided. Students who own bows are welcome to bring them to class.
Location: Lake County Recreation, 505 Harrison Ave, Leadville, Colorado 80461
Phone: 719-486-7484
Bike, Mountain Kids

Bike, Mountain Kids

Cloud City Wheelers teach kids how to ride safely and develop technical biking skills and knowledge of bike maintenance. Trips For Kids Leadville is a community effort that gets kids out riding with the help of Lake County School District, Cloud City Wheelers, Full Circle of Lake County, our local bike shop Cycles of Life, and volunteers who share their time, passion and knowledge.
Location: Cloud City Wheelers, Leadville Colorado
Canoeing/Kayaking Kids

Canoeing/Kayaking Kids

Twin Lakes Canoe & Kayak Adventures - Nothing can compare to nature. Seeing the world’s great forests and lakes can help a person remember what’s truly important in life. It is for this reason that we rent canoes & kayaks to those interested in such adventures. Our canoe and kayak rentals let you travel along the peaceful waters around Twin Lakes, CO. Those interested in angling can even sign up for fishing tours! Doing so gives you access to some of the best fishing in the area. You also have the option of arranging group events. These may also be specifically designed for disadvantaged or troubled youths. Having some lake fun can be a fantastic opportunity for those with limited exposure to the outdoors. We even offer SUP paddle boards for rent.
Location: Twin Lakes Canoe & Kayak Adventures, 6451 CO-82, Twin lakes, CO 81251
Phone: (719) 251-9961
Fishing, Lake Kids

Fishing, Lake Kids

Twin Lakes Canoe & Kayak Adventures - Nothing can compare to nature. Seeing the world’s great forests and lakes can help a person remember what’s truly important in life. That`s why we rent canoes & kayaks to those interested in such adventures. Individuals interested in angling can even sign up for fishing tours that offer some of the most fun a person can have outdoors! Few experiences compare to going out on the river with a fishing pole, ready to test your wits against the natural world. We do a lot more than just fish. Our camp provides a wonderful educational opportunity that teaches independent thinking and promotes respectful stewardship of the land. You can learn more about fishing tours, kayaking trips, and other activities by contacting us at Twin Lakes Canoe & Kayak Adventures in Twin Lakes, CO.
Location: Twin Lakes Canoe & Kayak Adventures, 6451 CO-82, Twin lakes, CO 81251
Phone: (719) 251-9961
Ice Skating Kids

Ice Skating Kids

Leiter Outdoor Ice Skating - Your Kids will have tons of winter fun at this rink. Refreshments and skate rentals are available. And the prices are reasonable. Give the Lake County Recreation Department a call for Operating Hours and more information. Check out the costs.
Location: 5th and Leiter St. Leadville, Colorado 80461
Phone: 719-427-0099 or 719-486-7484
Indoor Aquatics Kids

Indoor Aquatics Kids

Lake County Aquatic Center - The pool party room is available for rental! $75 includes admission for 12 guests and usage of the room for two hours. All additional people will be charged at regular pool rates. Rental includes tables, chairs, trash cans/bags and clean up. $25/per additional hour. Call 719-486-6986 for reservations, ask for Sarah!
Location: Lake County Aquatic Center, 1000 West Sixth Street, Leadville, Colorado 80461
Phone: (719-486-6986)
Movies Kids

Movies Kids

You take them hiking and biking, or skiing and sledding and the natives are still restless. Yet, sit them in front of a movie and all is right in the world. So put this one in your quiver and string it up when the weather is bad or as a special treat. Take them to the movies. What`s a few extra dollars to keep your sanity.
Location: Skyline Theather, 312 Dillon Ridge Rd, Dillon, CO 80435
Phone: (970) 468-6355
Rafting Kids

Rafting Kids

Brown`s Canyon Rafting - Our Browns Canyon trips are the most popular white water rafting tours in the whole country! Recently designated a national monument, this beloved section of the Arkansas river boasts class II-III+ whitewater rapids that really are perfect for your whole family. Our recommended minimum age is 7, and at least 50 lbs. Whether you’re a first time rafter or an experienced paddler, looking for a half day or 3 days, we’ve got a multitude of options that are customized to meet your needs.
Location: Brown's Canyon Rafting, 30375 US Highway 24, Buena Vista, PO Box 588
Phone: (719) 275-2890
Rodeo Kids

Rodeo Kids

Welcome to the highest rodeo in the U.S.! This Colorado Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA Rodeo) event will be held on July 10 & 11, 2016, in Leadville, Co., 6th and McWethy; Lake County Rodeo grounds, Grand Entry 1 p.m. Adults $10, Children under 12, $5. Events include bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, mixed-team roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing, kids` mutton bustng and goat undressing. Plus, this year you can enjoy special appearances by the Blazing Saddle Drill Team, the Rawhide-n-Dusty Show and Mega Mountain Magic Drill Team. This is a great event for the whole family!
Location: 6th and McWethy; Lake County Rodeo grounds, Leadville Colorado
Phone: (719) 486-6371
Rock Hounding Kids

Rock Hounding Kids

The Rock Hut - We are a family-owned-and-operated business. The Rock Hut, nestled at 10,200 feet of elevation in the Rocky Mountains, is the highest mineral store in the United States. We have been serving our customers since 1974 and are happy to do business with you. Kids love our store and it`s a great place to get them started on Rock Hounding. The Rock Hut was founded in 1974 by Jim and Irene Witmer and the late Gus Seppi. The Rock Hut displays and sells minerals and fossils from around the world. There are thousands of specimens on display in the turn-of-the-century building.
Location: The Rock Hut, 706 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461
Phone: (719) 486-2313
Skiing, Downhill Kids

Skiing, Downhill Kids

Skiing & Snowboarding are FUN! That’s what our renowned children’s ski school is here to show your kids! With your kids in our programs, you can go out and explore the mountain, take your own lessons, or kick back in the Lodge, knowing that your kids are in great hands, learning all about what makes snowsports a lifetime passion. Explore our Group & Private Lesson options below! NOTE: Please arrive at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours prior to your lesson start time if you will be renting skis/snowboard
Location: 232 County Road 29, Leadville, CO 80461
Phone: (719) 486-2277
Parades Kids

Parades Kids

What does July, August, and December have in common? PARADES! Which means it`s time for kids to enjoy one of America`s longest lasting traditions. Whimsical floats, Fire trucks, and Marching bands proceed down Harrison avenue while The crowds cheer and the kids chase down candy thrown out to the side of the street, Check with the Chamber of Commerce for scheduled times.
Location: Downtown Leadville, Colorado 80461
Phone: (719) 486-3900
Sledding/Tubing Kids

Sledding/Tubing Kids

Dutch Henry Tubing Hill is the highest, fastest sledding hill in all of Colorado and it’s just a one minute drive south of downtown on Highway 24! Take the kids to the Dutch Henri Hill for winter fun. The cost is low, just $5 per hour, $3 per half hour Tube rental. And if you bring your own it`s Free.
Location: 505 Harrison Ave. Leadville,Colorado, 80416
Phone: 719-4867484
Snowshoeing Kids

Snowshoeing Kids

Kids just love to play in the snow and snowshoeing is an easy activity for them to pick up quick. The Mineral Belt Trail is a great place to start. Another great place for the kids to learn and for the whole family is Turquoise Lake Road. The scenery is spectacular and the road is always groomed.
Location: Leadville Ski Country - 116 E 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461
Phone: (719) 486-3836
Toll Free: (800) 500-LEAD (5323)
Train Rides Kids

Train Rides Kids

Leadville Colorado & Southern - The train travels another 1,000 feet above the headwaters of the Arkansas River Valley. You will travel through pine forests, aspen groves and view high alpine meadows sprinkled with an array of colorful wildflowers in mid summer. Bring your camera to try to capture a picture of an eagle. Children have the chance to meet the engineer. Child Tickets: $20.00 (Ages 4-12, 3 and under are free).
Location: Leadville Colorado & Southern, 326 E 7th St, Leadville, CO 80461
Phone: (719) 486-3936
Wildlife Viewing Kids

Wildlife Viewing Kids

You Don`t have to go far in Leadville before you hear the kids say, "Look Mom, I see a deer!" Take a picnic lunch to Turquoise Lake and you`ll see chipmunks and camp robbers. Or drive down US 24 a Scenic Byway to see Bald Eagles in a tree or Elk standing at the edge of the Forest. And a climb up Mt Massive will reveal the high altitude animals such as ptarmigans, picas, and marmots. The kids will never forget this vacation.
Location: Leadville Ranger District Office, 5810 Front St. Leadville, Co. 80461
Phone: (719) 486-0749