Lake County owns, operates, and maintains numerous public recreation facilities. Some of these facilities are free to the public while others require user fees or reservations. We strive to provide facilities that are safe, well-maintained, and frequently utilized. This great map shows all of Lake County's recreational amenities and trailheads.
For information about reserving or renting a facility, call 719-486-7484 or 7494. Find information about current facility use fees, rules and regulations (PDF). Start a facility use request.
Mineral Belt Trail
Completed in 2000, the Mineral Belt Trail is a 12-mile paved pathway that circles historic Leadville. Walkers, joggers, cyclists and inline skaters loop the trail in summertime, while Nordic skiers and snowshoers enjoy the groomed conditions in wintertime. Visit the Mineral Belt Trail website for complete information. Grooming is being done Monday through Wednesday through Friday evenings weather permitting. Please visit Leadville Cross Country Ski Council Facebook page for the most current grooming updates!
Community Park & Fairgrounds
Located at W 6th and McWethy Drive, this facility boasts a rodeo arena, children's playground, indoor restrooms, and the highest synthetic turf sports field in the world! With the Mineral Belt Trail and pool immediately adjacent, this facility has now become recreation central for Lake County.
Sixth Street Gym
Hear the ghosts of players past when you step through the doors of this Lake County icon. Constructed in the 1920s, this gym with balcony seating continues to serve a full schedule of weekly events. Major repairs carried out by the Maintenance Department from 2006-2008 have now extended the life of this gym for decades more to come. The gym is located at 124 E Sixth Street.
Softball / Baseball Fields
Lake County maintains numerous softball and baseball fields for use by our adult softball leagues and Skyline Little League. The largest facility, Leiter Field, is located at the end of W 5th Street.
Huck Finn Ice Rink
Located at 445 Maple Street, the ice rink is open from December to March, weather permitting. At 30,000 square feet, this is one of the largest manmade rinks in Colorado! The facility features skate rentals, a snack bar, warming hut, and a great sound system. Visit the Huck Finn Ice Rink page.
Dutch Henry Sledding Hill
Dutch Henri Sledding Hill is the highest, fastest sledding hill in all of Colorado and it's just a one-minute drive south of downtown at 999 S Highway 24! Tube rental is available on Saturdays and Sundays during the winter. As always, if you bring your own sled, the hill is completely free. Visit the Dutch Henry Sledding Hill page.
Constructed in 2004 along the banks of the Arkansas River, this small reservoir and network of nature paths is an excellent location for fishing and family picnics. Take Highway 24 south of Leadville for eight miles, and look for signage on the left side of the highway.
The Lake County Public Works Department maintains numerous parks throughout Lake County. Among these are the Kiddie Korral (9th and Poplar), Ice Palace Park (1017 Harrison), Huck Finn Park (6th and James), Kendrick Park (accessible via the golf course parking lot), Lake County Community Park (McWethy and 6th), West Park Elementary (130 W 12th) and Lake County Intermediate School Play Yard (1000 W 6th Street).
This large parking area at the junction of County Roads 9 and 9A provides an exceptional gateway to the snowmobiling trails surrounding Turquoise Lake. Park your trailer, unload your sled, and pull back the throttle!
Intermediate School Activity Center
Although owned by Lake County School District, the Middle School gymnasium is frequently utilized for County-run drop-in community recreation. Activities range from basketball to racquetball to use of the indoor running track. The school is located at 1000 W 6th Street. Please take note that if no one is at open gym by 8 pm, we will close for the evening. Learn more about Open Gym.
Huck Finn Skatepark
The brand new Huck Finn Skatepark officially opened to the public in July of 2014 and features both contemporary street plaza and transition elements that include rails, stairs, ledges, banks, gaps, and bowl-type construction appropriate for different ages, user groups and abilities, as well as to safely accommodate gathering spectators. The skatepark is located at 505 W 5th Avenue.
Leadville / Lake County Dogpark
Leadville's newest amenity is all about the pooches! This project was started by a fantastic group of local volunteers who were passionate about bringing a safe place for puppies to play off leash in Lake County. Located at 505 W 5th Street, this park is open from dawn to dusk, year-round. We ask that you carefully read all signage and rules before entering the park. More details can be found by visiting the Facebook page, and don't forget to bring your doggie bags!
Public Shooting & Archery Range
The Lake County public shooting range is accessible to all. With a 100-yard and 200-yard range as well as a 10-yard, 25-yard and 50-yard ranges. There is also a shotgun/ plinking area, vault toilet and the entire facility is ADA accessible. The archery range includes 12 targets for both youth and adults. Targets range from 10 to 50 yards. See a map (PDF). See more facility information including directions and rules (PDF).