Cute Little Mountain Town South of Estes Park: Allenspark, Colorado

It’s no secret that I thoroughly enjoy a summer visit to the mountains of Colorado. The Estes Park area has been a family favorite for years. This summer I had the delight of exploring what Allenspark, Colorado has to offer. Take highway 7 south of Estes Park and within 15 minutes, you will find yourself in Allenspark. It was by chance that I spent a few hours in this town and thought I’d share the cuteness with all of you.

Who doesn’t love a little church in the mountains? I visited on a Sunday and witnessed several people exiting the church after Sunday services, which told me that this is a popular church in the area.

church in Allenspark

The Meadow Mt. Cafe is open from 7:30 a.m.- 2 pm. I ate lunch at this cute cafe and noticed that several local folks were dining here, alongside visitors. Most folks that were dining in the cafe had summer homes or were on a short day trip through the mountains. I ordered a hamburger and I would highly recommend it to anyone that dines here. Several folks were ordering breakfast for lunch, and it also looked very tasty. I was seated up on this porch area and it had a very nice view!

Meadow Mt. Cafe


And then there are cute little road signs like this in Allenspark! Isn’t this fun?

Ski Road


The first thing you will see upon driving into Allenspark is the post office which is straight ahead and then right to your left is Distant Harbors Gift Shop. A quaint gift shop that offers gifts as well as inspiration for your home decor. Have a few minutes to spare? Find a seat right here on the patio of the Distant Harbors Gift Shop  and check out the mountainous peaks which surround Allenspark.

Gift Shop Chairs


The flowers and decor surrounding this gift shop were simple, yet fun!

bicycle with flowers

This wall in just a few short hours of visiting Allenspark, Colorado. A few locals asked, “Are you planning to stay in town for the night?” I sadly had to respond that I was not. I think it’s fair to say that next time I will look into lodging into this cute little mountain town….. it was such a fun place to visit! I might also add that Allenspark, Colorado has a pay phone that does work and it costs 50 cents to make a four minute call.

Tell me… Where’s your favorite little mountain town? I’d love to hear about it.

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14 comments on “Cute Little Mountain Town South of Estes Park: Allenspark, Colorado

  1. Nederland is South of Estes Park and Allenspark, another cute little mountain town in this area. This town was really a fun one.

  2. That café sounds lovely! I love the mountains and visiting Colorado is really high on my list! Looks like a great spot to stop in. Any other towns you’d recommend?

  3. Agreed! One of my favorite areas of the United States.

  4. Allanspark looks like a cute little Colorado mountain town. So fun to explore that area.

  5. The beauty of Allenspark is that it was so cute and not touristy!

  6. I love going to Colorado in the summer and have been the last several years but haven’t had a chance to check out Allenspark…will need to add it to my list for next summer! It looks like the perfect way to get away and take a break from the city!

  7. Cute little mountain towns just make my day- they are so fun and especially when you kind of stumble on them!

  8. Yes, Allenspark was one of “those” towns- pretty and quiet!

  9. Allenspark sounds like a lovely town to explore. I love finding random places like this to visit when I’m traveling.

  10. What fun! That would be a day trip for me! I’ll have to add it to my list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing.

    One of my favorite little mountain towns is Evergreen. We like to go there for BeauJo’s Pizza and sit on the deck that hangs over the creek!

  11. I can’t wait to read all about the new places you find!

  12. Yes, it was so adorable!!!

  13. Adorable! what a beautiful place to visit!

  14. Looks like a great little place to visit. Right now my favorite mountain town is Brevard. 🙂 We are exploring a little bit and finding so many fabulous places to enjoy.

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