Vail…. Beaver Creek…. Steamboat Springs….Aspen. For being a relatively low population Mountain state in the middle of the country, Colorado cities are among some of the most talked about and most well-known.
Well known for the Rocky Mountains, snow, skiing, snowboarding, famous winter athletes and more skiing and snowboarding. Some people know Colorado for being a mining state, rafting, hiking, generally being active, marijuana, South Park, fishing, and our of course, the Denver Broncos, Nuggets and Colorado Rockies and Avalanche. But there’s so much more to Colorado than that.
For everyone that lives here, we’re very aware of the notoriety of the big resort towns and for the most part, we stick to the many other areas of Colorado that give us the same freedom to enjoy the things we like, the same gorgeous Colorado and Rocky Mountain Beauty and the Colorado attitude that makes this great state, great. While you’ll be hard pressed to hear a bad word about any town in Colorado from someone from or currently living in Colorado, there is a certain preference made by the locals to avoid the hype and still get the real Colorado we all live here for.
So where do you go to find the ‘Real’ Colorado?
Beyond the headlines, believe it or not, Colorado has a nice buffer area between the city of Denver and the Mountain resort town everyone knows.
This area is called the Front Range or the Foothills.
It’s the area just West of Denver that isn’t quite “The Mountains” and most certainly is not the big buildings of the city. With the convenience of being close to the businesses of the city and still with the stunning mountain views, this area is ideal. It has everything you could want from the mountain living without the extra drive (especially difficult in winter) and the cost of the resort towns.
Hiking, biking and walking trails right out your backdoor with the privacy and serenity you would expect from being 100’s of miles away from the city.
A few of the cities in this area that are worth a look are Evergreen, Conifer, Bailey, Morrison and Golden.
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