11 Best Mountain Towns in Colorado to Visit in 2022  [by a local]

Enjoying Colorado is not complete without exploring one of the many amazing mountain towns. Each town has a unique vibe, and offers a wide range of fun things to do all year long.

These Colorado mountain towns allow you to do more than just skiing and snowboarding. So, if you are planning a ski trip, check out our guide about the best ski towns in Colorado.

Frisco can be a destination all on its own! It is well worth making the stop if you want to avoid the crowds and still soak up some mountain goodness.

1. Frisco

Due to their location on the way to big ski resort towns, the combined area of Silverthorne / Dillion is a great place to stop and shop!

2. Silverthorne / Dillon

Telluride is a must-visit mountain town that should be on everyone’s Colorado bucket list. There is a beautiful historic district full of shops, restaurants, and historic buildings.

3. Telluride

The city is part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway which forms a 233-mile loop in the southwest part of the state. It connects the city of Silverton to Ouray via the Million Dollar Highway.

4. Silverton

The city has a perfect combination of historical sites and natural attractions. In this old-west mountain mining town you will feel like you are stepping back in time!

5. Durango

Due to the staggeringly beautiful views of the Rockies and abundant opportunities to get out into the backcountry, Estes Park is the most visited mountain town in Colorado.

6. Estes Park

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