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Old 08-08-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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Yeah, but they're nice to us gays I'll take eccentric over religious zealots any day.
Super judgmental people suck, but right on Pearl, big tent, probably 30-40 old hippies dancing around to some crappy music, kind of a joke. And yes those far out ones can be just as judgmental as the ultra religious. I had a lady try to lecture me on what I bought at Home Depot in Boulder once.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Super judgmental people suck, but right on Pearl, big tent, probably 30-40 old hippies dancing around to some crappy music, kind of a joke. And yes those far out ones can be just as judgmental as the ultra religious. I had a lady try to lecture me on what I bought at Home Depot in Boulder once.
I'm sure they can be. People on the fringe, left or right, can be a PITA! But when you're a gay couple with kids, then nuts on the far left are much more managable than the nuts on the far right lol!
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Easy, Top five worst towns in no particular order: Fort Collins, Pueblo, Cortez, Grand Junction and Aurora.

While you didn't ask, top five best in no particular order: Steamboat, Durango, Boulder, Crested Butte, Telluride
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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^I get the same creepy feeling in Boulder. PPL in their mid 40's, dreds, holding hands in a drum circle dancing.
I'd pay a premium for that experience. <3 Boulder!
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Easy, Top five worst towns in no particular order: Fort Collins, Pueblo, Cortez, Grand Junction and Aurora.

While you didn't ask, top five best in no particular order: Steamboat, Durango, Boulder, Crested Butte, Telluride
Top five best and worst towns to do what in? Drink foo foo frapacrapachino drinks and dream about unicorns and skittle-farts? Or to work, raise families and enjoy affordable leisure time between vacations?
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:33 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Easy, Top five worst towns in no particular order: Fort Collins, Pueblo, Cortez
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, Grand Junction and Aurora.

While you didn't ask, top five best in no particular order: Steamboat, Durango, Boulder, Crested Butte, Telluride
How on earth did Cortez end up scraping the bottom of the barrel with places like Fort Collins and Aurora? Just wondering.
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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Reminder: The title of this thread includes the word WHY, so please tell us WHY when you name a city or town.
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Probably Aspen. I love the scenery and some of the surrounding features (Maroon Bells, Conundrum, Independence Pass, etc..) but that town is just so out of touch with reality and fake.

As far as "drive through towns" I'd have to say Monte Vista, Walsenburg, and maybe Delta
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Uravan is my least favorite city in Colorado because it no longer exists. Why they still put it on all the road maps is beyond me. Uravan WAS a company town dedicated to uranium mining. There are toxic settling ponds, uranium tailings and evidence of environmental degredation all around the area of what was once Uravan. Now all you see is a paved over flat spot to the side of Highway 141 and a big fence surrounding it stating "No trespassing." Spooky and wierd if you ask me. My favorite town would be a toss-up between Rico and Dolores. Rico is higher up in the mountains, on the Dolores River, has a funky but cool bar/Mexican restaurant with yummy meals, an older neighborhood of homes that climb right up the slope of the mountains on the east side of town (great views from many), and last time I checked, it still had its own quaint telephone company. It also has not gone resort town glitz - so far. Dolores is lower elevation, but it's the gateway to the western San Juans, the Dolores River goes right through town with many walking trails and town parks that feature the river; it's a nice blend of hip and old time Colorado and has an amazing public library for such a small place and the people of Dolores are very friendly.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Uravan is an interesting story, when Union Carbide started mining there was an agreement in place that once they were done, the area had to be returned to its original state. Uravan was once a town of 2,000 people, had tree lined streets, a main street. The post office closed in 1984 I believe, essentially ending it's existence.
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