Do you ever wish that you could get away for a day (a week, a month, or even a year?) to go off the grid and escape the ordinary? What if we told you that not only can you get away for a day, but forever? Intrigued? Then you will want to visit (or move to!) this Colorado town that is considered to be the best for living off grid in Colorado. In fact, it is also thought to be the best place to live off grid in the entire country. Read on to learn more about this different (for some) form of living in Colorado!

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Off-grid living in Colorado can be pretty spectacular, especially if you do it in Aspen! This town is wonderful for so many reasons – the fact that it’s a great place to live in general is just another reason to love it! Do you think you can you live off grid in Colorado? Why or why not?

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For even more to see and do around Aspen, you will want to check out Plan A Day Trip To St. Benedict’s, A Beautiful Monastery In Colorado. And if you’d rather stay at a hotel in Aspen, then you might consider The Sky Residences at W Aspen.

If you’re still in the mood for more Centennial State adventures, take a look at this video about beautiful Hanging Lake and Spouting Rock:

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Living Off The Grid In Colorado

Aspen seems like a cool place for off-grid living in Colorado! Where else in Colorado are people living off the grid?

Colorado is a great place if you want to try this type of living. Even though it gets cold in the winter, there are so many sunny days in this great state that you'll do fine on solar energy no matter what time of year it is. Therefore, there are people living off the grid all over the Centennial State. Here are some Colorado counties that have a lot of people living this way:

  • El Paso County
  • Eagle County
  • Delta County
  • Las Animas County
  • Weld County
  • San Juan County
  • Jefferson County

 

What are some challenges that people who live off the grid in Colorado may face?

That's a great question. As you might have guessed, the biggest challenge to people living off the grid in Colorado is the lack of fresh water. If someone wants to try living off the grid, they better make sure they have a reliable water source! Harvesting rainwater in Colorado is currently illegal, so you'll have to make sure you have a well or other water source on your property to survive when living off the grid.

Of course, people lived off the grid in Colorado for thousands of years before the grid was in place!

Colorado is rich in Native American history. Where can I learn about that?

There are lots of museums in Colorado where you can learn about the Native Americans who lived in this state as well as about the homesteaders who came after them. Here are a few places where you can get started on that:

  • The Limon Heritage Museum in Limon
  • Colorado History in Denver
  • Bent's Old Fort in La Junta
  • The Ute Indian Museum in Montrose
  • Manitou Cliff Dwellings in Manitou Springs
  • Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center in Dolores
  • Mesa Verde National Park in Mesa Verde