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Beautiful Small Towns In Colorado

Small Town in Colorado

Colorado is one of the most gorgeous states in the United States so it's very hard just to pick 10 beautiful small towns. But if you do a little searching and comparing, it can become apparent that some of Colorado's most small tiny towns are something really special. You can find hot Springs to sparkling falls and many other hidden treasures all within the borders of these tiny tucked away hidden small towns. If you're interested in doing some discovery here are the 10 most beautiful small towns in Colorado.


Downtown Durango, Colorado Durango is one of the towns that you will never want to leave. When you begin your visit find a lot to love here from the quaint historic homes to the incredible running and hiking trails to the amazing Colorado landscape of mountains. Recently the town has become a distinctly millennial, complete with coffee shop. Besides it's a college town, after all.

Address: Durango, Colorado


City Hall, Silverton, Colorado This is a former mining town that is nestled into a hidden niche of Colorado's most beautiful green slopes. It is located near the Silverton Mountain ski area, which makes it a popular winter destination. The main summer tourist draw is the classic train ride that goes to the little town. Visitors can enjoy the historic feel of the area with a small population and historic architecture.

Address: Silverton, Colorado


Downtown Aspen in Winter This is a small ski town, which is one of the most beautiful small towns you have ever visited. It is located in the heart of Colorado's most incredible nature area and boasts amazing views anywhere you look. It is popular for skiing and hiking and near a beautiful glacier Lake. If you have never visited Aspen before you have never visited the quintessential Colorado ski experience.

Address: Aspen, Colorado

Crested Butte

Summer in Crested Butte This is known as the "last great Colorado ski town". It is a piece of wintry paradise that has made a transformation from a coal-mining town to a tourist destination in the last century. In the winter it is an ideal ski resort but in the summer its gorgeous peaks draw visitors of green slopes by foot and by bike. Crested Butte host numbers of festivals including a wonderful Independence Day festival.

Address: Crested Butte, Colorado

Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs, Colorado This is a lovely town name for natural mineral springs that first drew settlers. Today it draws visitors with its picturesque downtown shops and nearby hiking trails. The nearby Pikes Peak is a most iconic site in the town and you must take a quick hike when you visit.

Address: Manitou Springs, Colorado


Telluride in Winter There is no other word to describe Telluride but "stunning". Their incredible mountains, sheer cliffs, falls, and glacial lakes that are some of the natural wonders you can access from this town. There is a historic district in the town that offers plenty of art galleries, dining and shopping.

Address: Telluride, Colorado


Ouray Town View, Colorado This town offers a typical Colorado skiing and hiking activities but it also is known for unique aspects of its geography. The town features ice climbing in the winter and hot Springs in the summer. The town is beautiful and has retained its classic Victorian architecture.

Address: Ouray, Colorado

Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs Pool Glenwood Springs is a small town located on the banks of the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers. It is in the Colorado Valley and this lovely community has natural springs but has undergone changes that have brought about growth. It is a college town and boasted two schools and large student population.

Address: Glenwood Springs, Colorado


Breckenridge, Colorado This small Colorado town has 5000 residents and feels like a small town. It is close to a ski area but there is also great fly-fishing and hiking. The Blue River is not far from the town center and offers plenty of fun and winter brings the annual snow festival. There is a yearly film Festival also.

Address: Breckenridge, Colorado


Downtown Trinidad, Colorado Trinidad, Colorado is nothing like the island it was named for. It is a mountainous, Alpine background for a historical trading town. It is located between the New Mexican border in Denver on the historic Santa Fe Trail. It is a great place to stop during a road trip.

Address: Trinidad, Colorado