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Kayak Roll Sessions Begin

A dedicated time just for you and your boat to practice your roll in the calm, warm waters of the pool, cost $8. Volunteer instructors from RMOC are often available to give tips and advice. Bring your...  Details

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11th Annual Kayaks On Snow

Monarch’s signature event! Kayaks on Snow! Who ever heard of such thing? A crazy event for those dreaming of water flowing to the river. Contestant in kayaks race head to head, similar to Skier ...  Details

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11th Annual Parking Lot Cook-Off & Tailgate Party

Celebrate the end of the ski season and beginning of the whitewater boating season with parking lot full of tailgates, bbq’s and beach chairs! Give us your best dish and you might just win a pri...  Details

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Father Dyer Postal Route & Backcountry Weekened

Leadville’s Father Dyer Postal Route and Backcountry Weekend The Father Dyer Postal Route-April is an annual ski race in early April located in the Mosquito Range. Test your mettle on this ski...  Details

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Great Divide Grinder- Fat Bike Race

Great Divide Grinder- Fat Bike Race 3/24/18  A Fat Bike Race at Monarch Mountain. An early morning competition covering 7 miles up, over, and around Monarch Mountain Ski Area trails. It’s ...  Details

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Leadville Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival Weekend

At the 2018 Leadville Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival Weekend, see the unique sport of ski joring and join mountain bike and Nordic ski races, a paintball biathlon, and umpteen other kinds of winter f...  Details

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Ski with a Naturalist

A free skiing/boarding tour on beginner runs led by a trained Naturalist. The on-mountain lift accessed tours highlight Monarch’s forest ecology, wildlife in the winter, the recreational history...  Details

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Leadville Loppet

Enjoy the Leadville Loppet Nordic ski race on Leadville’s famed Mineral Belt Trail! This is a fun day of freestyle (skate) or classic skiing in 10k, 22k, and 44k races. Or dress up and join...  Details

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FALL PHOTO WEEKENDS SPECIAL - LEADVILLE SCENIC TRAIN

This tour goes all the way up our line, an additional mile and a half, allowing you to see the sweeping vistas of the Arkansas River Valley. This train ride is 3 hours long. Reservations are required;...  Details

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STORK CURVE-CLIMAX BBQ SPECIAL - LEADVILLE SCENIC TRAIN - SPECIAL EVENING RIDE

Travel over the Arkansas River at its headwaters and see the beauty of the sunset in September. Join us for an evening of beauty, food, and relaxation. This 3.5 hour trip is something special, so don&...  Details

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