We stopped at Matchless as we needed a first come site the night before our reservations at Molly Brown. We were a bit skeptical at first as it looks like a large asphalt parking lot. The campsites all surround the parking area so you park on asphalt but are steps away from your wooded site. We were on the lake side so hade decent but filtered views. We were also right on the Turquoise Lake trail that connects the campgrounds and runs around the lake.
We checked out Molly Brown where we had reservations. Our site wasn’t as good as the Matchless one and camp host at Molly Brown was not accommodating about transferring to an open site. We ended up staying at Matchless where the camp host was fantastic. We were there for four nights and had a great time.
Leadville is also a great town with spectacular views and lots to do. We took the train ride and rode the 12 mile Mineral Belt bike trail - both were quite enjoyable.