Attractions December 17, 2021
Here Are 7 Of Colorado’s Tiniest Towns That Are Always Worth A Visit
Denver. Colorado Springs. Fort Collins. Pueblo. Everyone knows about Colorado’s biggest and most prominent cities but very little about the tiniest. Today, we are on a mission to change that, which is why we are happy to introduce you to seven of Colorado’s smallest towns that are always worth a visit:
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"On this land, we put our brand Cartwright is the name, fortune smiled, the day we filed the Ponderosa claim. Here in the West, we're livin' the best, Bonanza! If anyone fights any one of us, he's gotta fight with me, Bonanza!" You have seen the classic show, but did you know that Colorado has its very own Bonanza? If not, don't feel bad, as the former mining town of 1,500 is now home to only 16 residents.
Located in the northeast corner of the state, Paoli is billed as being a statutory town that - despite its population of only 34 residents - still houses its original 1888 post office. Named after the (slightly) larger Paoli, Pennsylvania, this tiny Colorado town is part of Phillips County.
It may not have the most attractive name, but the Western Slope town of Sawpit is always worth a visit, thanks to its surrounding landscape and close proximity to Telluride and other popular destinations. When you visit today, you will discover not only 40-some residents but the charming Sawpit Mercantile (pictured).
4. Two Buttes
Because Two Buttes are better than one, we give you this small and unincorporated Baca County city! Founded under the formation of the dam at Two Buttes creek, Two Buttes is home to approximately 50 residents and plenty of recreational opportunities via its surrounding waters.
Once a company-owned coal-mining town that was operated by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, Starkville has experienced - well, a stark decline over the years, thanks to the deaths of nearly 150 miners via 2 separate mine explosions. Today, the mines are long closed, but you can still find 59 friendly residents.
Not to be confused with the "Live Music Capital of the World," Branson, Colorado, is the southernmost town in the state that is home to a vibrant ranching community and nearly 60 residents. Fun fact: Unlike most other towns on this list, Branson got its start in the railroad industry and not in mining.
Named after the novel "Kim" by Rudyard Kipling, Kim, Colorado is a small town that - despite only housing 74 residents - still has several thriving businesses, including its original post office, a complete school system, and a general store.
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