It’s been sweltering this past week with the heatwave.
Triple digits, gusty winds, and wildfire smoke have made it unpleasant to be outside. But I didn’t want that to stop me from getting my weekly dose of nature in.
So I hit the road with my new bike in tow and headed up to Leadville!
Leadville is the highest elevated city in the United States and the second-highest community in Colorado. It has an adorable, well-preserved historic district that’s worth a stroll during any time of year.
The views were stunning on the drive in.
I was so grateful for the thunderstorms.
Not only was the weather a good 20 degrees less than the valley, but I loved seeing the moody skies and experiencing the cooling downpours. There was even some lightning! Which, while I love it, is scary in the southwest during fire season.
I took the new bike out on the trails and just enjoyed the quiet.
Glad to have checked off another spot in Colorado.
I may have to head back to the area again if the heat doesn’t let up!