We spent seven nights on Turquoise Lake which is about five miles out of Leadville in the National Forest area. Our campsite was a beautiful lakeside one as the posted pictures show.
The city of Leadville is at 10,152 feet and was a famous silver mining camp during the late 1800s and was once the 2nd largest city in Colorado. It was home to many extremely wealthy people during this period. Baby Doe Tabor resided here and one can visit the mining camp where she died. What a story this is! Also, the 10th Mountain Division was trained here during World War II. This division was sent here to train in the high, cold mountains and sent to fight in Italy under these conditions. The memorial for men who lost their lives is here atop the highest mountain.
We met and visited with a lovely couple from Colorado Springs, Bob and Barbara, and their little puppy. They had rebuilt a small trailer and decorated it as a lodge. How original! Little flower boxes on the windows. As much as we love this place, it's now time to head for home and into the heat. Of well, there are other times and we are so fortunate to be able to travel.