A great day-trip destination in the Colorado Rockies is the town of Leadville, at 10,430 feet (3180 m) above sea level the highest incorporated city in North America. Leadville is a Victorian-era boomtown which in its gold and silver mining heyday was home to 30,000 residents. Today, less than 10% of that number still lives here, but there's a lot to see in Leadville that makes it well worth a stop. Also, all the roads leading to the town make for a beautiful day's drive.
70 square blocks of Leadville were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. We've featured some of the buildings from the downtown area in a prior post. Today's I'd like to focus on some of the pretty little homes you'll see if you divert yourself from the town's main drag.