No trip to Leadville would be complete without a self guided tour of the scenic and historic Mineral Belt Trail. We have rental bikes available for the whole family. We rent the capable Jamis Explorer 2 comfort bikes for town and Mineral Belt Trail riding. They are 21 speed geared bikes, include a helmet, and rent for $25/day. We have 20″ and 24″ geared kids bikes in that category too.
The Mineral Belt is a 12.5 mile paved loop that wanders through Leadville’s Historic Mining District. The trail will take you through aspen groves, conifer forests, wildflower meadows and offers unbelievable views of the Mosquito and Sawatch ranges. Many dirt roads intersect with the Trail, offering more off trail options for viewing historic mining ruins and other tell-tale signs of our region’s original economic draw. There are also several kiosks on the trail to stop at that will give you some history about the area you are presently in and subsequently offer a great place to take a break and enjoy the amazing views of our beautiful Valley. There are numerous trailheads and access points to get on the trail and feel free to stop by the shop for as much information as you need to make the experience that much more memorable.
Don’t forget to make a donation to the Mineral Belt Trail committee. They do this all for free and rely on donations for trail upkeep and winter nordic trail grooming.