Shdh… do you hear that sound? Me neither. Isn’t it wonderful?! If you are looking for a little bit of peace, quiet, and tranquility this Labor Day weekend, you will want to make plans to visit one of these 10 small towns in Colorado:
Juicy peaches, vineyards, and other various orchards await you in this Slope town of 2,700. What more could you possibly want?
2. Grand Lake
Aside from the charming shops, restaurants, and the fact that the town of 500 has a wooden boardwalk, we love Grand Lake because it is relatively quiet (in terms of tourists) despite being a scenic mountain town.
Located just north of Denver, Frederick is a beautiful community that prides itself on friendly locals, a picturesque downtown area, and numerous community events and festivals that are guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages.
4. La Junta
Alright, history buffs; this one is for you! The southeast town of La Junta is a mecca for Colorado history with not only its local museums, but Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, Purgatoire River track site, and Santa Fe National Historic Trail.
Don't let the small population (of less than 300) fool you; Creede packs a major punch in terms of mouthwatering restaurants, adorable boutiques, and surrounding landscape just waiting to be explored.
Dinosaur National Monument, anyone? (Say yes; the answer is ALWAYS yes!)
Located just east of Colorado Springs, Calhan houses wonderful antique stores AND the vibrant—and quite frankly unexpected—Paint Mines Interpretive Park (pictured). Now who is ready to take the most colorful hike of their life?
As far as I'm concerned, the 1,000 residents who live in the "Switzerland of America" are some of the luckiest in Colorado. (Aside from the incredible landscape, Ouray also boasts hot springs, a rich mining history, and even a tasty brewery or two.)
Another historic mining town is that of Silverton, which is sure to take you back in time with its well-preserved downtown area AND unique and memorable
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
. All aboard!
Hunters and lovers of the finer things can finally live in harmony, as the eastern Colorado town of Stratton boasts some of the best game hunting in the state as well as the gorgeous
Claremont Inn & Winery