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These Colorado towns rank as some of best travel destinations in the U.S.

Two towns in the state placed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 30 Best Places to Visit in the U.S.A list, and more towns ranked on other lists.

COLORADO, USA — A handful of Colorado cities scored national rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s newest list of top vacation destinations, though the magazine ranked areas from Denver to the far northwest corner of the state as places worthy of a visit.

Arguably the most prestigious list featuring Colorado destinations — as none made the cut for the 30 best places in the world to visit — was the 30 Best Places to Visit in the U.S.A. Aspen came in at No. 22, lauded for its “world-renowned ski slopes, high-end boutiques, trendy restaurants and a see-and-be-seen atmosphere,” and Steamboat Springs snuck in at No. 30 and was recognized as a location that “beckons to adventurous travelers in search of an abundance of outdoor pursuits.”

The magazine ranked Telluride as the No. 2 small town to visit in the nation, listing it behind only Bar Harbor, Maine, on the prestigious list. But it also ranked Steamboat Springs (No. 8) and Breckenridge (No 12) among the top 25 smaller areas “filled with charm and plenty of friendly locals” this year.

Colorado destinations also dotted a new list of the 21 Best Mountain Towns to Visit in the U.S.A. Telluride again headed the group, coming in at No. 3, but was followed quickly by Breckenridge (No. 4), Aspen (No. 7) and Estes Park (No. 12).

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