10 Small Towns In Colorado That Offer Nothing But Peace And Quiet
Looking for some quiet places to live in Colorado?
Shhh…do you hear that sound? Me neither. Isn’t it wonderful?! For a little bit of peace, quiet, and tranquility within the Centennial State, check out this list of some of the best small towns in Colorado.
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What are the best small towns in Colorado?
If you are looking for the best small towns in Colorado, know that there are a total of 399 towns and cities in the state, many of them extremely charming and unique. Located in Chaffee County, you’ll find Salida. Here, you’ve got views of the Sawatch Range as well as plenty of opportunities for doing some high elevation hikes in the Collegiate Peaks. And there are a ton of shops and restaurants to peruse. Crested Butte is one of many Colorado ski towns. And it hits all the marks with supreme ski slopes, shopping and dining in town, and an overall scenic area. What it lacks are tourists.
Which state parks should I visit in Colorado?
There are 42 state parks in Colorado to choose from. In Littleton, you’ll find Roxborough State Park. This 4,000-acre park offers 14 miles of hiking trails as well as rock climbing and camping opportunities. It’s also a great spot to take in the state’s unique ancient red sandstone formations and its monoliths and spires. Eleven Mile State Park is in Lake George. Here, you can explore the 3,405-acre reservoir and wetlands via a boat with opportunities for fishing and swimming as well. The 7,662-acre park also has five miles of trails and camping, biking, and hunting opportunities.
What are the most memorable hotels in Colorado?
While there are tons of hotels within Colorado’s nearly 105,000 square miles, there are a few that really stand out. The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park is one of those. Opened in 1909, this 140-room hotel is primely located just a few miles from the entrance to the 265,000-acre Rocky Mountain National Park. Aside from the Colonial Revival’s beauty and history, there are also some gorgeous views of Lake Estes and the Rockies. You might also know this hotel for its connection to horror author Stephen King’s The Shining and its two films. And Estes Park itself is a great small town in Colorado to visit.