It is that time of year again: the time when we start to send photos and updates of ourselves and receive them in return from our friends and family. Are you ready? While you can always slap a selfie on a card or sit in a stale portrait studio, we recommend taking your card to the next level by taking your Christmas photos at one of these iconic locations! Christmas in Colorado has never been so scenic! These are the best places to take Christmas photos in colorful Colorado:

Have you sat for portraits at any of the best places to take Christmas photos in Colorado? We would love to see them in the comments! For even more must-see places around the Centennial State, check out these 11 Hidden Gems You Have To See In Colorado Before You Die.

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Best Places to Take Christmas Photos

Where are some wonderful places for taking Christmas photos in Colorado?  

Life in Colorado means getting to know all the most beautiful places across the state, many of which make for excellent locations for your annual family Christmas photos. We prefer natural backdrops for ours, and as a result, we have an almost endless list to share with you. Some of the most beautiful state parks in Colorado are excellent photography spots, like Mesa Verde National Park and the Great Sand Dunes National Park, which provide excellent backdrops and an air of holiday magic you won’t find anywhere else. Other favorite locations for Christmas photos include places like the famous restaurant Casa Bonita, which is a blast, and the Crystal Mill in Carbondale is another fave.  

What is Christmas in Colorado like?  

Christmas in Colorado is a wonderful time filled with magic and intrigue. Everyone’s a little happier, we think, and the snow just makes the season extra special. You can visit any number of the wonderful Christmas villages in Colorado (more of those in a moment), and perhaps you might want to check out one of the amazing Christmas lights displays in Colorado as well. Embrace the magic of the season by taking a Christmas town road trip in CO and enjoy the season to the fullest.  

What are some of the best Christmas towns in Colorado?  

There are plenty of beautiful, peaceful little Christmas towns in Colorado – just ask the locals! Towns like Breckenridge get all decked out year after year; it quite literally looks like a beautiful world within a snow globe. Burlington is another favorite, with lots to do and plenty to see, including the famous carousel all lit up in beautiful lights! Ouray is an excellent winter town in CO, with all the skiing you could ever hope for, and it’s quite literally known as the “Little Switzerland” of the state. Durango, Limon, and Aspen, too, all have well-earned places on the best Christmas towns in Colorado list.  

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