The 10 Best Small Towns in Colorado
From natural hot springs to world-class ski and mountain bike trails, these small towns in Colorado offer something for every type of traveler.
The New Yorks and San Franciscos of the world tend to get all the credit — and visitors — but it’s often a state’s small towns that offer a true feel for the place. In Colorado, for example, some of the best parts of the state can be found well outside large cities like Denver and Colorado Springs.
It’s in Colorado’s best small towns that you’ll find the state’s notorious mountain views, mining-era downtowns, cowboy and ranching culture, and of course, plenty of outdoor activities — from skiing and hiking to fishing and whitewater rafting.
So, when you’re ready to see a different side of the destination, give this list a peek to find a small town that checks all the boxes for a dreamy Colorado adventure.