With Colorado having such a rich history of gold/lead mining, it's no wonder that it would be a part of this list; but why only these three?

Maybe it's good news that only three make the list of eight - there'll be less traffic on the Colorado highways. Then again, do the other five towns really stand out more so than our three?

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If you enjoy taking an in-state road trip through Colorado, there's a new route can try out when you visit these three towns, named among the best, when it comes to history.

Who Put the List of Eight Historic Must-See Towns Together?

The folks at WorldAtlas.com, a resource to both educators and students, and a source of information to those who are simply curious about the world they live in, released their picks for "8 Historic Must-See Towns in the Rockies."

What Towns Outside of Colorado Made Their List?

  • Taos, New Mexico.
  • Park City, Utah.
  • Jackson, Wyoming.
  • Red Lodge, Montana.
  • Cody, Wyoming.

What 3 Colorado Towns Made the List of "Must-See Towns?"

  • Aspen
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From WorldAtlas.com:

While the [ski] resort is a draw, history lovers can appreciate the glory of the past at the Hotel Jerome, which is a brick structure opened in 1889.

Of course, Aspen is historically expensive, as well.  The Hotel Jerome will cost you about $575 per night.

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  • Telluride
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From WorldAtlas.com:

Before leaving, visit the 1895 New Sheridan Hotel and Sheridan Opera House and enjoy delicious drinks in one of the oldest bars in the country.

The historic bar at the New Sheridan always offers a shot of Jack Daniel's for only $5.

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  • Georgetown
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From WorldAtlas.com:

Once known as the "Sliver Queen of the Rockies,"  has much to offer. The Georgetown-Silver Plume District which houses well-preserved structures of the Colorado Silver Boom that latest from 1864 to 1893.

Cooper's on the Creek restaurant, which is designed with mining-era photographs and offers delicious food and drinks.

Cooper's is more of a fine-dining restaurant, with menu items such as a bacon-wrapped filet mignon for $35.

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