The Nicest Old Town Colorado Districts
Are you longing for a simpler time, away from all the hustle and bustle? These old town Colorado districts are the perfect escape into the past.
Fort Collins Historic District
This old town Colorado district may look a little familiar to you, even on your first visit. That’s because it was part of the inspiration for Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A.! This district is incredibly well preserved, so you can get a really good feel for settler life among the historic buildings.
Crested Butte Historic District
Crested Butte is known for being a fabulous hub of outdoor recreational activities, but it also has a beautiful historic downtown. Some of the buildings date back to 1880, making it a gorgeous example of how charming old town Colorado can be.
Silverton Historic District
The colorful old buildings here are just swimming in history, and it’s really easy to feel like you’ve stepped back into the 1800s. There’s also the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which is a National Historic Landmark and is still operational.
Historic Old Colorado City
Before it was Colorado Springs, it was Colorado City. This vibrant area now serves locals and visitors alike with a huge variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, and more. The architecture and feel of the area are both true to it’s history, so take a journey back to historic Colorado Springs!
Historic Downtown Salida
Salida is the state’s largest historic district. It features all the things you could want from old town Colorado, from busy shops to a walking tour, popular events and festivals, and even some museums. It’s also known as the “Crossroads of the Rockies” because US Highways 24, 50, and 285 meet near the historic location.
Cripple Creek Historic District
There are so many historic attractions in Cripple Creek - it’s the epitome of old town Colorado. You can ride the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, which has been loving restored to maintain its history. There are several historic museums to visit, a gold mine, and a few theaters. To learn more about what to do in Cripple Creek, click here! (I’m still working on the blog to link to)
If you’re more of a foodie than a history buff, you’ll definitely want to check out our Burger Bucket List! Have you tried them all?