Colorado June 24, 2020
Elk Avenue May Just Be The Most Colorful Street In Colorado
Have you ever wondered how the Centennial State got the nickname of “Colorful Colorado”? If you have ever stepped foot in the state, you already know the answer, which includes our purple mountain majesties, yellow fields of wheat, and rust-colored plateaus. In addition to these natural landmarks, Colorado is also colorful via streets like Elk Avenue:
Located in exciting Crested Butte, Elk Avenue is arguably Colorado's most beautiful city street, thanks to its many historical buildings adorned in vibrant colors.
Home to unique shopping and dining opportunities, Elk Avenue is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll, thanks to not only its whimsical sights but sounds, smells, and other various things to do.
Boasting Victorian-era architecture and storefronts, Elk Avenue is part of Colorado's most extensive National Historic District, which can be experienced not only along the street but throughout the rest of Crested Butte.
In addition to restaurants and boutiques, Elk Avenue is home to museums and other interactive experiences, including the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum and Trailhead Children's Museum (pictured).
As if you needed another reason to visit (and love!) Elk Avenue, it is also part of the Creative Arts District, which supports a "dynamic cultural economy where local creatives live, create, and thrive."
When you visit Elk Avenue, be sure to set aside at least an afternoon, as there is never a shortage of things to see and do!
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