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Mining in the Leadville area began in 1859 when prospectors discovered gold at the mouth of California Gulch. By 1872, placer mining in California Gulch yielded more than $2,500,000, roughly equivalent to $47,674,478 today.
Groceries can be found here, as well as a range of restaurants and more. Check out the local gear shop and bike shop, too!
If the roads are clear and you want to learn a bit about the wild wild west, go to Leadville which is located South west, about a 40 minute drive. Leadville used to be the capital of Colorado and legends like Molly Brown and Baby Doe Tabor lived there during the mining boom. Located in Leadville…
Welcome to the Wild West! Downtown is cute for window-shopping, museums, City on a Hill coffee, Melanzana, restaurants. Feels like authentic small western town. 30 mins from cabin.