Outbound Collective logo

Silver Dollar

Leadville, Colorado

Book this listing through our partner Recreation Gov

About Silver Dollar

Overview

Silver Dollar Campground is situated near the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake in the shade of a lodgepole pine and subalpine fir forest. The family-friendly campground is a popular summer destination for boating, hiking and fishing.

Recreation

Hikers enjoy the 1.2-mile Turquoise Lake Nature Trail. The gentle path meanders through the forest and down to the shoreline of Turquoise Lake, and connects with the 6.4-mile Turquoise Lake Trail that parallels the shoreline from the Sugar Loaf Dam to May Queen Campground. Hikers can pick up a trail guide at the trailhead located near the entrance to Molly Brown Campground to learn about the flora and fauna along the path. On the lake, boating, sailing, canoeing and fishing are favorite activities. Anglers fish for stocked cutthroat, rainbow, brown and lake trout. Matchless Boat Ramp is located nearby.

Facilities

The campground offers single-family sites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Some sites also have grills and tent pads. Vault toilets, drinking water, trash collection and recycling services are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Parking spurs are gravel or dirt.

Natural Features

Campsites are nestled in the forest within walking distance of the scenic lakeshore at 10,000 feet in elevation. The Mount Massive Wilderness Area is nearby. The 30,540-acre expanse encompasses Mount Massive, Colorado's second highest peak at 14,421 feet. Much of the wilderness is above timberline with many alpine plant communities and permanent snowfields.

Nearby Attractions

Venture to Independence Pass for a scenic drive with breathtaking views of the Rockies and surrounding alpine tundra habitat. At 12,095 feet, it is one of the highest paved mountain passes in the country and marks where the Top of the Rockies National Scenic and Historic Byway crosses the Continental Divide.

Silver Dollar Reviews

Have you stayed here? Be the first to leave a review!

Top Spots in or near Leadville

Ski Hut-to-Hut from Uncle Bud's to Skinner Hut

Leadville, Colorado
5.0
24.5 mi / 4700 ft gain

Escape to Turquoise Lake

Turquoise Lake, Colorado
5.0

Overnight at the Emma and Marceline Yurts, Leadville

Leadville, Colorado
11 mi / 1200 ft gain

Fly Fish Crystal Lake

Leadville, Colorado

Ski or Snowshoe to Vance's Cabin

Leadville, Colorado
3.1 mi / 750 ft gain

North Mount Elbert Trail

Leadville, Colorado
4.5
9.07 mi / 4432 ft gain

Camping and Lodging in Leadville

May Queen
Leadville, Colorado

May Queen

Father Dyer
Turquoise Lake Road

Father Dyer

Molly Brown
Turquoise Lake Road

Molly Brown

Printer Boy
Turquoise Lake Road

Printer Boy

Baby Doe
Turquoise Lake Road

Baby Doe

Lakeview Campground
Twin Lakes, Colorado

Lakeview Campground

Unfortunately, we don't have up-to date pricing data for this listing, but you can check pricing through Recreation Gov.

Book Now

Add your business today to reach The Outbound's audience of adventurous travelers.