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On the Hill: Scenic train ride in Leadville

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different High Country adventure every weekday.

Today's activity: Scenic train ride.

Conditions: With so much beauty to explore in Colorado, the Vail Valley is a great place to begin a scenic adventure as it has one of only 120 of America's Scenic Byways running through it. Highway 24 will take you through Minturn, Gilman, Red Cliff, Camp Hale and finally to Leadville, where you can take a scenic ride on the Southern Railway high above Camp Hale en route to the now abandoned Climax Mine.

Today's weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Increasing clouds, with a high near 59. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Are you On the Hill? Send your three-minute action cam video featuring a summer activity in the Vail Valley — biking, hiking, kayaking, SUP, horseback riding, rafting — to onthehill@vaildaily.com.

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The VailDaily Updated Jul 12, 2013 10:48AM Published Jul 15, 2013 11:40AM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.