Monday, February 9, 2009

Leadville CO

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

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


Netts Nook said...

Thanks for sharing that sounds great I will be in Denver in a few months and I will check it out.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rosie! Your blog came up on my daily Google Alerts of Leadville & Lake County. You're famous! Had a great time at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, Saturday. Can't wait to go back. Great lunch! Say "Hi" to Paula & Ken for us. Terry & Mary