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Located in Lake County, Colorado, our rustic campus overlooks some of the highest peaks in the state. Denver International Airport is 2 hours away. We are within 6 hours of dozens of mountain ranges, canyon systems, and wilderness areas. Our backyard has an amazing array of terrain, including the Arkansas River and San Isabel National Forest.
People from around the world enjoy the historical and recreational resources found in Lake County. The city of Leadville (the highest in the nation at 10,152 feet above sea level), 5 miles from HMI, has a rich history of hard rock mining that dates back to the mid-1800s. The 10th Mountain Division trained for World War II in the mountains surrounding Leadville.
Groups of six to ten students live together in one of five rustic cabins. Each cabin has two bunkrooms and a small living room. Wood stoves and lanterns create a warm glow during the chilly evenings. The main building has a classroom, library, dining hall, offices, showers and numerous places to meet and study. The East Building houses all of our wilderness equipment, more classrooms and office space, and our indoor climbing wall. The highest peak in the state, Mt. Elbert, is the focal point for the spectacular view from Who's Hall, the central meeting room and dining hall in the Main Building.
Our Campus Photo Gallery can be viewed here.