COLORADO — Three ski towns in Colorado have landed on U.S. News & World Report’s new list of Best Small Towns to Visit in the U.S.
Telluride topped the list at No. 1. This mountain town attracts skiers from all over the world to its slopes. And for good reason — Telluride sees about 300 inches of snow and 300 days of sun each year. Outside of its ski attractions, visitors can also expect festivals and cultural events, as well as hiking, biking and golfing during warmer months.
Steamboat Springs wasn’t far behind at No. 3 on the list. This town, which sits along the banks of the Yampa River, offers desirable ski conditions, a community of welcoming locals and geothermal hot springs. Spring and summer offers opportunities to explore the Yampa River Botanic Park and its free concerts. Looking for something for the kids? Steamboat Springs has a mountain coaster ride, plus kayaking and swimming in the Colorado River.
Breckenridge landed at No. 13 on the list. While the town attracts plenty of powder hounds to the slopes each year, it also packs a historic punch thanks to its roots in the 19th century gold rush. Outdoor enthusiasts can pursue hiking and biking in Breckenridge when the weather warm and grab a beer at the local breweries around town yearround.
All towns on the list have a population of 50,000 or less, and other restaurants and attractions for guests. Click here for a full list of the Best Small Towns to Visit in the U.S.