Leadville, Colorado: Highest City in America

Countless people have died climbing mountains that are lower than 10,152 feet. You can visit that altitude in Leadville without leaving your comfortable car.

Address:
Harrison Ave., Leadville, CO
Directions:
US Hwy 24 goes straight through the center of the city. Welcome signs on city limits mark the town's elevation.
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Highest City in America

Cute old fashioned town. Good place to get some superlatives in (highest post office, highest craft brewery, highest marijuana dispensary...).

[Ryn Jones, 06/15/2016]

Welcome to Historic Leadville.

Highest City in America

At 10,200 feet elevation, as the Leadville entrance welcome sign advises ("On top of it all."). Part of the Lake County.

[David Meznarich, 07/29/2010]
Highest City in America

Leadville is known as the "Highest City in America," and features the Glass Eye House (a home with a stained glass "All Seeing Eye of God"). The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum is at 120 W. 9th St. It displays a "life-size replica of an underground hardrock mine," according to the tourism lit.]

[Roadside America Team, 08/20/1998]

Nearby Offbeat Places

National Mining Hall of Fame and MuseumNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Leadville, CO - < 1 mi.
Fake CopFake Cop, Alma, CO - 13 mi.
South Park CitySouth Park City, Fairplay, CO - 15 mi.
In the region:
Isak Heartstone: 15-Foot-Tall Troll, Breckenridge, CO - 21 mi.

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