Enter under the wagging tail of our iconic neon “rescue” burro from the 1940’s, into the storied past of our cafe, listed on the National Historic Register and lined with old photos, maps and the residue of miner’s entertainment; take in the view of Mt. Massive through our picture windows in a time when it was thought to be the tallest in Colorado.

Treat yourself to American, Jewish, Mexican, Thai, and Italian. favorites; sip a cocktail or mocktail made with ripe, house-squeezed fruit juices.

Plan your next return visit.

Ethically sourced from spices, herbs, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, fruits, beans, greens, grains, tubers, veggies and other plants perfectly nourishing our bodies, we are committed for the future to serve the most sustainable food possible and preserve Leadville’s cool mountain air, Colorado’s flowing rivers, forests everywhere

The GOLDEN BURRO is the most uplifting and enlightened place to enjoy good food, drinks and friends in the nation’s highest city at 10,200’, The Height of Delight™.

Our Menu

Delicious meals, served in the historic and enlightened Golden Burro in Leadville, Colorado!


The Golden Burro reflects our love of Leadville and Colorado, as well as our core spiritual values of justice for people, environment and our land; avoiding wasteful destruction; and protecting workers from exploitation. Golden Burro strives to promote inclusivity in the community and sustainable and healthy lifestyles.