Steamboat Springs and Breckenridge also made the list
By Kaitlyn Bancroft | The Denver Post
U.S. News & World Report recently included three Colorado towns in its annual list of the 25 best small towns to visit in the country. The rankings were based on an analysis of expert and user opinions, according to the website’s methodology statement, with each destination being scored in 10 categories such as sights, culture, food, nightlife, adventure and romance.
Taking this year’s No. 1 spot is Telluride, which “woos visitors with its captivating scenery and delightful Mountain Village,” according to the report.
The scenic Mount Evans Highway is officially open for the season
Additionally, the town has 2,000-plus acres of terrain, ample ski spots and 300 inches of snow with more than 200 days of sun annually. Telluride also hosts numerous festivals and cultural events, and travelers can hike, bike and golf during warm weather.