7 Cutest Small Towns Near Denver In 2024


9.5 miles from Denver, Littleton is known for local breweries like BreckBrew and outdoor spots like Ketring Park and Chatfield State Park. Visit year-round.

Idaho Springs

32.5 miles from Denver, Idaho Springs features hot springs, the Phoenix Gold Mine, and hiking at Mount Blue Sky. Population: 1,696. Visit June to September.


45 miles from Denver, Georgetown is a historic gold mining town with the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, Capital Prize Mine, and Georgetown Loop Railroad. Population: 1,447. Visit June to September.


29 miles from Denver, Evergreen offers a serene lake town experience with outdoor activities at the Nature Center and Evergreen Lake. Population: 9,307. Visit in spring.

Estes Park

65 miles from Denver, Estes Park is the gateway to the Rockies with attractions like the Estes Park Aerial Tramway, Open Air Adventure Park, and Stanley Hotel. Population: 5,821. Visit July to September.


Located 29 miles from Denver, Boulder boasts Rocky Mountains views, boutique shops on Pearl Street Mall, farmers markets, and Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. Population: 102,858. Visit in spring and fall.


Nestled 80 miles from Denver, Breckenridge offers historic streets, glassblowing, museums, escape rooms, and skiing at Breckenridge Resort. Population: 4,781. Visit June to August.