Big cities can be lots of fun, but I happen to think that the quaint towns in Colorado are even better! Why? Where else but a small town can you enjoy fewer crowds, compelling history and a down-home charm that you can’t find anywhere else? Nowhere! Lucky for us, Colorado is chock-full of beautiful and charming towns. Here are 10 of the most beautiful places in Colorado:
1.) Durango (Population: 17,557)
With its nearby National Parks, historic downtown, and Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, this southwest town has it all (and then some)!
2.) Silverton (Population: 638)
What the town lacks in population it makes up for in epic skiing, incredible views, and some of the nicest people in the state.
3.) Aspen (Population: 6,658)
Aspen isn't a premiere vacation destination for nothing -- this small town packs a punch with its arts, shopping, and lively nightlife scene!
4.) Burlington (Population: 4,254)
Located near the Colorado/Kansas border is Burlington and its historic carousel, kitschy Old Town, and a unique down-to-earth ambiance.
5.) Crested Butte (Population: 1,487)
As far as I'm concerned, the nearly 1,500 people who call Crested Butte "home" are the luckiest people on earth! (I mean, are you seeing this view?)
6.) Manitou Springs (Population: 4,992)
Just "At the foot of Pikes Peak" lies Manitou with its train tours, hot springs, and delicious restaurants.
7.) Golden (Population: 18,867)
This Denver suburb is home to the Colorado Railroad Museum, Heritage Square, and views you have to see to believe.
8.) Louisville (Population: 18,376)
For several years in a row, CNN and "Money and Money" magazine have named Louisville as one of the 100 best places to live in the United States (based on culture, quality of life, weather, and more)!
9.) Glenwood Springs (Population: 9,614)
Not only is Glenwood home to quirky boutiques and decadent dining, it is also home to the world's largest mineral hot springs pool.
10.) Breckenridge (Population: 4,540)
Breck's got the 3 B's: Breweries. (Snow)boarding. Bed & Breakfasts.