Vail, Telluride, Aspen and Crested Butte are amazing, but you have to be worth millions upon millions. Maybe towns like Durango, Salida and Manitou Springs have caught your eye but strict short term rental caps and deed restrictions prevent you from buying in. Breckenridge, Frisco and Summit County seem nice, but the density has turned you off.
Enter Pagosa Springs. Colorado’s next up and coming town. Located in a valley along the San Juan River, it’s home to the world’s deepest hot springs and surrounded by nearly four million acres of wilderness. And it's less than thirty minutes away from Wolf Creek Ski Area
, whose claim to fame is the most snow in Colorado.