Old Colorado City
straddles Colorado Avenue, a thoroughfare lined with brick-built 19th-century commercial buildings and plenty of homes
for rent. This friendly community's historic establishments house thriving independent businesses such as art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. The lack of chains and prominence of local owners make for a friendly, relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of the Old Wild West. Mountain Shadows
Restaurant, the go-to place for breakfast, serves generously-sized cinnamon rolls, pancakes, and omelets until mid-afternoon. For lunch and dinner dining, Alchemy gastropub serves up tasty dishes such as shepherd's pie or duck sliders along with cool craft beer.
Throughout the warmer seasons, the weekly Farmer's Market brings fresh, local-grown produce and crafts to the area, while culture hounds enjoy the monthly Art Walks involving more than 15 local galleries. Outdoor enthusiasts can follow trails through areas of astounding natural beauty like Garden of the Gods or play golf at Kissing Camels