This Is The Most Hippie Town Near Denver And You Need To Visit

In the 60’s a subculture was formed out of a group of people that rejected conventional values and rebelled against the norm. They were called “hippies” and as much as they stood against many things, they promoted peace and love.

The hippie lifestyle is embedded in the Colorado culture. So much so, that Colorado is ranked as the 5th most hippie state in the nation.

What towns around Denver come to mind when in search of a place with a strong hippie vibe? Of course there’s Boulder and Fort Collins, but there are also many small towns that share this free-spirited mindset. Manitou Springs is one of them.

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So, if you haven’t already, make a point to visit Manitou Springs where you can immerse yourself in the authentic hippie culture and beautiful surroundings.

What are some other towns near Denver that you would describe as a haven for hippies?

Fort Collins often comes to mind when thinking of a place with a notable hippie population. Did you know that Old Town Fort Collins was used as a model for Disneyland’s Main Street? Read all about it here.