Summer Mountain Towns Close to Colorado Springs

Many of us think of mountain towns as being primarily winter places, but there are a bunch of hidden gems to go explore during the summer months. And many of these towns are closer to Colorado Springs than you may think.

Woodland Park

 Called the “City Above the Clouds,” Woodland Park is the closest mountain town to Colorado Springs. Woodland Park is close to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and Mueller State Park & Wildlife Area, so there are many beautiful areas to explore outdoors. It also houses the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

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Buena Vista

Buena Vista is Spanish for “good view,” and it’s a hidden gem on the way to many other areas of Colorado. It has with an extraordinary downtown full of good restaurants and shops. Mt. Princeton Hot Springs is close by, too, and there are plenty of outdoors options like hiking and white water river rafting.   

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Cañon City

Cañon City is located along the Arkansas River, and one of its main attractions is the Royal Gorge Bridge—which has America’s highest suspension bridge and zip line, as well as gondolas, a skycoaster, and a children’s playland. It’s definitely a beautiful little town with some unique attractions, so check it out sometime!

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Crested Butte

Crested Butte is a stunning area of Colorado. It’s known as the wildflower capital of Colorado because of its gorgeous diversity of wildflowers, and in peak times like July it truly is gorgeous. The downtown is full of cute shops and restaurants, and it’s a really unique location to check out for the summertime.

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So go explore those mountains! We can’t wait to see what you end up doing.