After 100 years Stage coach service has returned to the town of Leadville!
Weekly stage service will commence June 15, 2016. We have had to make some schedule changes to accomodate the Leadville Farmer’s Market and a growing number of special events on Saturdays. The coach will depart from the North East corner of 7th and Harrison Avenue, in front of the Delaware Hotel on Mondays at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00 and 2:30 for one hour rides touring historic downtown Leadville.
A half day ride is available by reservation on Sundays at 9:00 and 1:00. Half day rides require advance reservations. Half day rides are $125 per person and one hour rides are $50. Minimum of 4 passengers.
In the nineteenth century Congress funded the development of transcontinental roads and stage service to improve mail delivery. These mail contracts always had a time limit for delivery. The time limits, usually around 25 days, required round the clock operation with coaches routinely arriving at their destination at all hours of the night. To commemorate these daunting cross country journeys we offer one hour Moonlight stage rides twice monthly on the eve of the full moon and the night of the full moon. They depart from the stables located at 1100 County Road 18 west of Leadville. The table below shows the date, day of week, time of sunset (approximate moon rise), and coach departure times. Cost is $60.00 per person, reservations are required. Minimum of 4 passengers.
|Moon Rise||Departure Time|
|Saturday, May 21, 2016||8:12||7:45|
|Monday, June 20, 2016||8:45||8:15|
|Tuesday, July 19, 2016||8:15||7:45|
|Thursday, August 18, 2016||8:15||7:45|