In our Colorado travels, we like to find the small non-tourist towns with quirks and off-the-beaten-path treasures.
This year we came across Minturn, near Vail but definitely not a resort town. We drove in to a yellow restaurant with a mustache painted on the side, and then parked by Turntable Restaurant with small town 50s charm. It sure made me wish we hadn’t just stopped at McDonald’s.
Even the saloon and bike shop had a nice small town feel to them.
The buildings were bright and the people were friendly.
It was one of those towns that if your car broke down, you wouldn’t mind getting stuck there.