Leadville Area Info and Activities

mt-massiveLeadville, Colorado is the epicenter of high country recreation, adventure, and relaxation. Grand West Village Resort is conveniently located on the Ski Cooper side of town; close enough to town for dinner with the feel of a remote mountain lodge. Local wildlife likely to be seen on property include deer, elk, an occasional bear, and numerous small animals and birds. Big game hunters, peak baggers, high altitude endurance athletes, fishermen, skiers, campers, and families enjoy the scenic beauty and historical charm of Leadville. The Grand West Village Resort has a walk in freezer for hunters’ temporary meat storage and plenty of parking for ATV and snowmobile trailers.

grandwest-aerial-viewIn the summer whitewater rafting, fishing, jeeping, hiking, peak bagging, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and golfing are among the most popular activities. There are many historic sites to visit, shops and restaurants in town, and endless opportunities to discover family fun in the Rocky Mountains.

In the winter skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are the area’s most popular activities. Dog sledding and ice fishing are additional authentic Colorado adventures available in Leadville.

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High Altitude Testing

Leadville is a popular destination for high altitude testing. If it works in Leadville it will work anywhere. Industries and manufacturers as varied as drones, furnaces, automobiles, appliances, electronics, medical devices, and many more have used Leadville, CO as a base to test their products in a high altitude environment. The town of Leadville sits at an elevation of 10,152 feet above sea level, and is surrounded by numerous 14,000+ foot mountains. There is no better place to run high altitude tests for temperature ratings, humidity durability, and pressure standards than Leadville, CO. The Grand West Village Resort makes a great home away from home basecamp for those conducting prolonged testing. We’ve hosted pilots, engineers, and scientists (to name a few) while they conducted high altitude testing for their respective companies.