Leadville, CO

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Situated at an elevation of 10,152 feet, Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the United States.  It is located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies about 100 miles west of Denver.  For our visit to Leadville, we parked at Sugar Loafin’ Campground.  From the streets of Leadville, looking west you will see the two tallest of Colorado’s “fourteeners”: Mount Elbert which peaks at 14,440 feet and Mount Massive at 14,428 feet.  After California’s Mount Whitney, Mount Elbert is the second highest peak in the contiguous United States.

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