Visit These 12 Incredible Charming Small Towns In Colorado, One For Each Month Of The Year
If you either live in or have ever visited Colorado, you know that we have charming small towns around every corner, which can be overwhelming if/when you want to see as many as possible. To make this goal a little more attainable, we have compiled a list of 12 charming small towns in Colorado that you can easily divide up by month:
If you love winter sports, get ready to go crazy for
, which is home to some of the best ski resorts and slopes in the state! Even better, the town - which will make you think you have left the Centennial State for a picturesque European community - has tons of shopping, dining, and options for entertainment.
Are you feeling boujee? If so, you have come to the right place, as
is a mecca for fancy restaurants, shopping, skiing, and other outdoor recreational opportunities. (I mean if it's good enough for Oprah and Tom Cruise...)
Since temperatures are still typically chilly in March, we invite you to A Unique Little Town called
(Get it?) Located in north central Colorado, Ault is home to a surprising number of boutiques, thrift stores, and antique shops, making it the perfect place to spend a chilly spring day.
April: Manitou Springs
If you can, we recommend spending more than just one day in
Why? It's because there is so much to see and do in this beautiful community, like climb the infamous Manitou Incline (pictured), soak in the hot springs, and/or eat your way around town!
Manitou Springs, CO 80829, USA
is a must-visit year-round, we recommend visiting in the summer, as the town of 10,500 is not only easy to navigate by foot but is also home to such outdoor gems as Rifle Falls State Park (and its must-see triple waterfall!) and Rifle Gap State Park.
Don't knock this town of <2,000 before you visit, as the Eastern Plains community of
has tons of great places to eat and things to do. While you're there, check out the FREE Limon Heritage Museum, take in a movie at the unique Lincoln Theater, and/or shop around the impressive Quilted Heart.
In the summertime, when the weather is high, you MUST visit the Rocky Mountains, which boast tons to see AND cooler temperatures! While you can't go wrong with any town, we are partial to
thanks to its giant lake, nearby YMCA of the Rockies, easy access to hot springs, and more.
Happy peach season, Colorado! Enjoy the sweetest time of the year by visiting peach country in
. In addition to dining on this nectar of the gods, you can also visit some of Colorado's wineries and take a gorgeous drive through the area's dramatic plateaus.
September: Rocky Ford
I mean, if you are enjoying Colorado's famous fruits, you may as well see where the world-famous
melons grow! Tucked away on the Eastern Plains, Rocky Ford is packed full of farmers' markets and other delicious dining places, plus museums and a beautiful golf course.
Rocky Ford, CO 81067, USA
It's fall, and the leaves are turning the most vibrant of hues! The best place to enjoy fall in Colorado is in the mountains, especially in a town like
Where do we recommend leaf peeping? There is no place like the iconic Maroon Bells, which just so happens also to be one of the most popular hikes in the state.
November: Pagosa Springs
Temperatures are beginning to drop, so it is time to warm up and relax in one of
25 relaxing hot springs pools, which feature a whopping 13 minerals from the world's deepest geothermal hot spring. (Can you imagine a better way to relax during the stressful holiday season?)
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, USA
December: Black Hawk
It's the most wonderful time of the year! If you're feeling lucky (or need a quick escape), check out
Colorado's own mini-Vegas
, complete with tons of slots and tables, tasty food, and even a festive Christmas-themed casino. Good luck!
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