16 Best Small Towns to Live in Colorado

As a Colorado resident, I’ve spent my life exploring the highways and byways of this beautiful state. This has enabled me to discover many small and idyllic communities to live in.

And many deserve to be considered the best small towns to live in Colorado. So I’m going to share a list of the best small towns to live in Colorado.

If you like the idea of living in a quaint small town in Colorado but want a relatively large city within easy distance, check out Buena Vista.

1. Buena Vista

Crested Butte is an incredibly charming ski town located in southwest Colorado. It’s nicknamed “The Wildflower Capital” of Colorado.

2. Crested Butte

This authentic mountain town is off-the-beaten-path yet so close to everything! It is most known for its famous hot springs like Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

3. Steamboat Springs

Surrounded by tall cliffs, Ouray is known as the “Switzerland of America” due to the incredible architecture and mountain scenery.

4. Ouray

Paonia has an abundance of outdoor activities available year-round. What really sets Paonia apart is its agriculture and the area is known for apple trees and peonies.

5. Paonia

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