Fat Biking the USA's Highest City: Leadville, Colorado

Explore superb fat bike trails around the nation's highest city.

Fat biking Easy, Moderate

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Turquoise lake below.
Turquoise lake below. Photo: Scott Anderson

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Situated right below treeline at an elevation of 10,152 feet, Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the United States. The rugged high alpine environment makes for an incredible summer mountain biking and hiking season… but it’s short-lived. Winter dominates in Leadville, with the city receiving an average of 120 inches of snow every year… and the nearby mountains get even more.

"Leadville locals are nothing if not resilient,” says Singletracks.com. As a result of this resiliency, the locals have created one of the best networks of winter fat biking trails in the country! From fattrack groomed specifically for fat biking, to non-motorized groomed trails shared with snowshoers and cross country skiers, to a huge array of wide, motorized snowmobile trails, winter in Leadville isn’t a season to be feared. It’s a season to be enjoyed from the seat of your fat bike!

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadville,Colorado https://leadville.com/climate-at-10200-feet/ https://www.singletracks.com/mtb-trails/4-must-ride-fat-bike-trails-in-leadville-colorado/

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