7 Charming Towns In Colorado With Denver Vibes, But Better

Nestled in Delta County, Paonia boasts some of North America's highest-elevation wineries and the serene Paonia River Park.


Perfect for fly-fishing, Creede offers easy access to the San Juan and Rio Grande rivers and historical tours at the Creede Underground Museum.


Surrounded by rugged peaks, Telluride is known for its ski resorts, summer festivals, and historic landmarks like the Telluride Historical Museum.


This laid-back town offers whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River and scenic views from the Collegiate Peaks Overlook.

Buena Vista

A historic mining town, Silverton features the Old Hundred Gold Mine and the family-friendly Kendall Mountain Recreation Area.


Located near Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is ideal for outdoor adventures and home to the famously haunted Stanley Hotel.

Estes Park

A year-round destination, Aspen offers world-class skiing, stunning hiking trails, high-end restaurants, and vibrant downtown attractions like Maroon Bells.