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Twin Lakes Canoe & Kayak Adventures. There's no better way to see the high country than by exploring its alpine lakes. Twin Lakes Canoe & Kayak Adventures offers guided tours of Twin and Turqouise lakes to beginners, and equipment rentals to more experienced paddlers and stand-up paddleboarders. 6451 Hwy. 82, about 20 miles south of Leadville, Leadville, CO, 81251. 719/251–9961. www.twinlakescanoeandkayak.com.
Mt. Massive Golf Course. Play North America's highest 9-hole green at 9,680 feet—and watch your distance increase in the thin mountain air. Just west of Leadville in the Arkansas River valley, this public golf course was opened in the 1930s to the delight of the mining community. True green fairways replaced sagebrush flats after a $50,000 grant in the 1970s heralded an automated irrigation system. 259 County Rd. 5, Leadville, CO, 80461. 719/486–2176. www.mtmassivegolf.com. Reservations essential. 9 holes. 3150 yds. Par: 36. Green Fee: $22/$38. Facilities: driving range, putting green, pitching area, golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, pro shop, restaurant, bar.
Mega Mountain Magic. If you're feeling like it's time to hit the trail, Mega Mountain Magic has a stable of horses ready for you. 1100 County Rd. 18, Leadville, CO, 80461. 719/486–4570. www.halfmoonpacking.com.
Leadville Ski Country. There's more than one way to explore the terrain of Summit County, and Leadville Ski Country has everything you need to see it by snowshoe, ski, snowboard, and snowmobile. Zoom around the 20-mile loop circling Turquoise Lake on a snowmobile for a 2- or 3-hour rental, or take a full day to ice-fish. At $18 for ski rentals and $28 for snowboard rentals, you'll be hard pressed to find better deals. 116 East 9th St., Leadville, CO, 80461. 719/486–3836 or 800/500–5323. www.leadvilleskicountry.com.
2 Mile Hi Ski-Doo. Snowmobiling fans in Leadville often head to 2 Mile Hi Ski-Doo. 1719 N. Poplar St., Leadville, CO, 80461. 719/486–1183. www.2milehiskidoo.com.