Travel & Leisure recently published a list of the 11 'best small towns' in the United States and one Colorado spot made the cut.
Listed first on the un-numbered list of eleven is Telluride, Colorado, a former mining town turned adventure hot spot. Known as a year-round destination, hiking and off-road vehicle exploration are top picks for summer activities while the local resort attracts slopegoers from around the world come winter.
Telluride is particularly unique in that it's surrounded by towering cliff walls and rugged mountain terrain – found at the end of a winding, remote road. With a population that's estimated to be around 2,500 residents, this destination embodies the 'ski town' vibe.
While the town might be small, the local ski resort is world-renowned, boasting 4,425 vertical feet and spanning 2,000 acres. One big draw of the resort is the ample amount of expert-level terrain – 41 percent of the runs at the resort with just 23 percent of the runs at the beginner level.
A tiny town found in the middle of nowhere with attributes that make a visit appealing to even the most seasoned traveler, it's no surprise that Telluride, Colorado made the cut for Travel & Leisure's 'best small towns' in America list.
Other spots on the list include Sedona, St. Augustine, and Mackinac Island. See the full list here.
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