Quiet mountain destination with superb views and vibrant local amenities
While Colorado’s Rocky Mountains are known for their unparalleled natural beauty, perhaps no place is as desirably situated as Copper Mountain for those looking to marvel at the incredible scenery. Founded in 1880, Copper Mountain was initially promoted as a retreat for miners who had to endure the hardships of a tough frontier lifestyle.
Today such status as a space for quiet relaxation and contemplation has been achieved with the area boasting some of the region’s finest spacious mountain properties. With a lively town center and access to some of the world’s premier outdoor recreation opportunities, Copper Mountain is truly a remarkable place to call home. So, whether you’re newly retired or looking for a picturesque place to raise your family, Copper Mountain offers incredible experiences.
While Copper Moutain’s resort area exudes luxury and comfort, many residents in the area will also opt to enjoy adventures in the rugged wilderness through hiking, biking, and camping. The area also is a favorite spot for golfers who rave about the fabulous conditions at Copper Creek Golf Course. For those looking to spend a bit more time indoors, Copper Mountain offers a variety of lovely small businesses and restaurants that make finding your next gift and your next meal a true joy!
Stop into one of the delicious local coffee shops and spend an afternoon reading a book, or find the latest in fashion at one of the area’s chic boutiques. With friendly and warm-hearted people of all ages, this community is not only an excellent place for outward exploration but a lovely place to find inner contentment. Relax, unwind and enjoy the great opportunities the mountain offers you.
With many fabulous amenities at the base of the scenic Copper Mountain, the town is a fabulous space to shop for accessories, new garments, and specialty items. One favorite local store is Copper Mountain Mercantile which offers fashionable clothing and athletic wear. For those looking for a more typical consumer experience, Copper Mountain is also conveniently located near a variety of big box stores.
For delicious American tavern food with scenic outdoor seating, go for lunch or dinner at the Ten Mile Tavern. They have a great selection of beers on tap but be careful; their shareable appetizers are so popular that you’ll be sure to fill up quickly.
If you’re in the mood for an unbelievably tasty pizza paired with a locally crafted beer, look no further than Sawmill Pizza & Taphouse. Start with a mouthwatering appetizer like their freshly prepared salads, and then enjoy one of their homemade pizzas or pasta dishes as an entree. It's a great spot to bring friends, especially after a long day of exercising on the mountain.
For those looking for a delicious treat baked with love, visit Sugar Lips Mini Donuts. The locally-owned and operated business is known for its creative dessert creations. Get a box of a classic favorite like glazed or powdered sugar but save room to branch out into their fabulous specialty concoctions.
Copper Mountains hosts various wonderful events that are great fun for residents of all ages. One particular favorite among locals is the Union Peak Festival which welcomes famous bands every year for locals to enjoy for free! Typically occurring every year at the start of September, this event is a great way to welcome in the fall months with live music and revelry.
Another beloved event is the Woodward Wrecktangle Challenge, which tasks participants with completing a challenging obstacle course in front of live fans. Whether you’re a spectator or a participant, there’s so much fun to be had at this event, including great food vendors!
The Summit School District serves Copper Mountain.
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