7 Beautiful Colorado Mountain Towns That Are Better In Summer


Frisco, the "Main Street of the Rockies," offers summer hiking, biking, and boating at Peninsula Recreation Area, Frisco Bay Marina, and 55 miles of multi-use trails in Summit County, population 2,687.


Famous for skiing and rich mining history, summer activities include exploring the Telluride Historical Museum, hiking Bridal Veil Falls, and enjoying the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains; population 2,553.

Crested Butte

Offers summer recreation, wildflower festivals, and hiking trails like Rustler s Gulch and Schofield Pass, known for their scenic beauty and wildlife; population 1,659.


Provides family-friendly summer activities such as hiking Dercum Summit Trail, horseback riding, and pampering at Keystone Lodge and Spa; population 1,191.


Home to North America's highest deep-water marina, Dillon offers water sports, fishing, sailing classes, and summer events at the Dillon Amphitheater; population 995.


Offers tranquility and outdoor activities like mine tours, panning for precious metals, and exploring historic sites like the Old Hundred Gold Mine; population 797.


A historic mining town with attractions like the Creede Underground Museum, guided mining tours, and hiking to South Clear Creek Falls; population small but significant for summer vacationers.