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5 Reasons Why I Love Del Norte, Colorado

For most, living in a Colorado mountain town is more of a choice than a stroke of good fortune. Area local, Scott Rappold tells us why he loves living in his Colorado mountain town, Del Norte.

Dozens of Miles of desert singletrack within a few miles of town in any direction make this one of Colorado’s best mountain-biking secrets. 

Wolf Creek Ski Area which gets 450 inches of snow a year, more than any other resort, is just 31 miles away.

Three Barrel Brewing Co.the town’s only brewery, makes a dazzling variety of staple and seasonal craft beers, including Hop Trash, an IPA that tastes great after a morning crushing powder on skis or tearing up the trails on your bike. 

Living. You can find a place to live right in town (or if you like seclusion, out in the desert) for a fraction of the price of most mountain towns in Colorado. 

Views.The view from the top of Lookout Mountain (“D Mountain” to many locals), reached via a 1-mile trail right in town, is one of the finest of the San Luis Valley and surrounding mountain ranges. 

by Scott Rappold, Freelance Journalist

By R. Scott Rappold for MTN Town Magazine

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