Leadville News – July 16

Wildflower Train: #AllAboard Next Two Saturdays

#AllAboard for a trip  to Mother Nature’s alpine garden which is coming into peak season in the high country. The next two Saturdays, July 21 & 28 the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad will host the first of its three upcoming Wildflower and Photo Special rides. Train_WildflowersJoin their experienced wildflower tour guides for a 20-minute hike through pine forests, aspen groves and open meadows. View a multitude of varieties of wildflowers at the water tower. Some flowers sighted include Indian Paintbrush, Lupine and wild strawberries. You may find anything from the “local” deer to a mushroom in a wet marsh. Remember hiking shoes, a water bottle and camera. The train ride will depart at 10 a.m. and arrive back at the depot at 1 p.m. This hike is for people of all capabilities and interests please. Wildflower Specials will be July 21, July 28 and August 4 over Boom Days weekend.

Readers can connect with the Leadville Train on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and of course, their Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad website for schedule and ticket sales.

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