Attractions December 08, 2021
Here Is Why Crestone Is Being Called The Most Unusual Town In Colorado
Colorado is considered a “weird” state (I was born and raised here, so I can say it), but some places still manage to be quirkier than others. While most of our towns have unique attractions and facets, one town, in particular, is being called the most unusual, which is the small, statutory town of Crestone:
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Located in southcentral Colorado, Crestone is home to an estimated 86 residents and - according to
Earn Spend Live, the title of "The Most Unusual Town" in the Centennial State.
Earn Spend Live, which evaluated places that "hold stories, traditions, and monuments that are sometimes a little off the beaten path," the small Colorado community was a no-brainer, citing "Crestone is a place where you can let your inner hippie run free."
How does such a small town earn such a - err, groovy - reputation? It begins with its all-in-one Zen center, Buddhist center, and Hindu temple, which just so happens to house the only funeral pyre in the country.
A funeral pyre = what is basically a pile of wood where corpses are burned in some traditional funeral ceremonies.
In addition to this place of religion, the "New Age religious capital of the world" is also home to the castle-like Crestone Ziggurat (a public place for meditation and prayer that was built by Najeeb Halaby, the father of Queen Noor of Jordan, in 1978) as well as multiple new-age events.
Need we mention that Crestone is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from the world-famous
While there are many reasons to visit Crestone, Earn Spend Live goes on to elaborate even more on its spiritual side, sharing that "This small Colorado town holds the distinction of having the most spiritual centers per capita in America--so hopefully you’ll find some inner peace between the drum circles and patchouli."
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