My sister, Paula and I spent Saturday in Leadville, Co. Sitting at 10,430 feet elevation, it's the highest incorporated city in North America's. In its hey-day, Leadville was the West's richest silver mining Boom Town.
The Main Street area is a quaint throw-back to frontier towns. The buildings there have been so authentically restored that the area has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District. Anyone who loves the outdoors will enjoy a visit to Leadville. Check out the many activities at http://www.leadville.com/leadville/
My friends, Mary and Terry live there. They suggested that we visit Tennessee Pass Nordic Center & lunch at the Cookhouse Restaurant which is located in a Yurt. You can either snowshoe to the Yurt or ride a snowmobile. I opted for the ride as I didn’t feel I’d be up to snowshoeing almost 3 miles round trip at that altitude.
The luncheon menu is priced very reasonably but the dinner menu is quite high at $75.00 per person.
I tried the grilled salmon croissant which was so delicious. It was an interesting combination with baked brie and strawberries on the sandwich and served with potatoes and vegetables. At $15.00 I thought it was quite reasonable. They also have some unusual fare such as their Buffalo Burger.
What a great way to spend an afternoon with friends! For more info on the Yurt dining experience, go to http://www.tennesseepass.com/index.htm