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Old 04-01-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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Hey, I was hoping someone on here had some experience living in the highest incorporated town in the country. My roommates and I found a really good deal on housing there, so we are thinking of moving there just for the summer. We have lived in summit county for two years now and we are looking at alma because it is significantly cheaper than Breckenridge, Frisco, and even Dillon or Silverthorne. It looks like there are tons of trails and mountains to hike. Fairplay next door has been called the trout capital of Colorado, so I'm guessing the fishing must be great up the river in Alma. Anyone have any experience with this little town?
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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Been through it plenty of times, not a whole lot going on there.

Summer weather there, most people down south would consider as being winter.

Could be an interesting experience for the summer, especially if you like the outdoors but probably not as fun in the winter.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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I lived in Fairplay for almost 4 years when I was in my mid-20s while working for the Forest Service. Several of my friend's and coworkers lived in Alma. It's absolutely beautiful there and the access to trails and the outdoors is literally right out your doorstep. It's a different world than Breck or Summit Co. though. There isn't much going on, ever, unless you count Burro Days (which are fun)! Fairplay has grown quite a bit since I've lived there, but that's really not saying much.

I disagree with Wanneroo about the summer weather. It's pleasant most of the time. Usually summer days are in the 60s, but with the sun, it feels a lot warmer. Summer is short though and usually lasts from about July-early August.

You'll still have to travel over Hoosier Pass to get all your supplies, groceries and if you want any nightlife (but, you'll want one designated driver to get you back home because that pass is no joke). There used to be a very small health food store and coffee shop in Alma, although I'm not sure if it's still there. South Park Saloon is the only bar in town, as far as I know. We used to go there a lot.

I'm assuming you will still be working in Summit Co and driving the pass daily. It's an easy drive in the summer, but can be slow going with travel trailers and tourists driving the road, so you'll want to factor that in. In the winter, the pass always remains open because it's the most direct route for military from Co. Springs to get to I-70 (at least that is what I was told). However, that easy drive in the summer can become pretty treacherous in the winter. For the summer though, I think it's an experience that will be worth it. As long as you love the outdoors, you'll be happy there!

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Old 04-11-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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Been here a couple days now and I'm really happy with how friendly everyone is here

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