Mt. Massive Golf and Nordic Area
Mt. Massive in the Winter Along with beautiful scenery in the Arkansas River Valley, this donations-accepted,
frequently groomed cross-country ski trail system is located just three miles west of town near
Turquoise Lake. It features loops ranging from a half-kilometer to 12 kilometers
that beckon to beginners, families and athletes alike wanting to classic-style
or skate-ski on flat, wide trails that wind gently in and out of forested areas
and along the open golf course fairways. Rental equipment available; call 719-486-6670 to reserve. Dog-friendly; please clean up after your pet. (for beginners and intermediate skiers)
Mt. Massive in the Summer Mount Massive Golf is a public course on the outskirts of Leadville. Nestled in the open spaces of the Arkansas River Valley near the river's headwaters, ringed by the tallest mountains in the state and surrounded by ranchland and forest, it is in a truly spectacular setting. No buildings crowd the fairways; no interstate noise to jar the senses. At 9,680 feet, Mt. Massive is the highest golf course in North America. Golf at Mt. Massive is truly a walk in the woods.
Golf has been played on the site since the 1930s, originally on sagebrush fairways and sand greens. Today, this affordable and friendly course caters to over 20,000 rounds annually, but is never overbooked or hurried. It is conditioned and maintained to a level that rivals the nearby resort courses, but with a much lower price tag. Players of all skill levels will find golf at Mt. Massive a challenging course with small-town charm.
Amenities include golf carts, a full service grill and bar, advance bookings up to a year in advance, and golf and lodging packages. With a season that starts in late April or early May and runs through late October, Mt. Massive has a long season given the rarified air and high elevation. Daytime temperatures typically top out in the mid-70s, with little or no humidity.
Call Mt. Massive Golf Course at 719-486-2176 for more information.