Colorado June 09, 2017
The Colorado Town In The Middle Of Nowhere That’s So Worth The Journey
Are you wanting to escape your same boring routine this weekend? You have come to the right place! Colorado is full of so many hidden gem towns that you have probably never heard of, so why not expand your horizons by visiting one? If you are looking for recommendations on where to begin, we suggest visiting this small, yet charming town that is located in the middle of nowhere:
Located within both the Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park, Allenspark is a tiny town of 500 that features both incredible landmarks and a rich history.
Officially established in 1918, Allenspark was originally settled during the Colorado Gold Rush, but turned to farming and agriculture once the ores ran dry.
In addition to agriculture, Allenspark has relied greatly on its ample outdoor recreation opportunities, which to this day continue to attract tourists from both near and far.
When you visit this charming town, make plans to stop and stay awhile, as Allenspark is home to a number of attractions like the jaw-dropping St. Catherine of Siena Chapel (or Chapel on the Rock)...
Built in 1916, the Chapel on the Rock has served as both a holy place of worship and retreat center for thousands of Catholics, even being blessed by St. Pope John Paul II during Denver’s World Youth Day in 1993.
...the winding and scenic Peak-to-Peak Highway...
...and even a number of locally-owned shops and restaurants.
When you pair all of the above with the area's stellar hiking, biking, and fishing opportunities, there is truly something for everyone in the small town of Allenspark!
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