Located just two hours from the city, Grand County is one to the some of the best mountain towns near Denver. Anyone looking to relocate to Colorado will love living in one of these charming small towns packed with outdoor adventure. The best part about the location is that residents can enjoy the peacefulness of mountain living while remaining close to the city if they want to spend the night in a different atmosphere.

As you begin the process of buying or selling a home, make sure you peruse some of our real estate resources. Use the mortgage calculator to get an idea of what your monthly payments may be like and browse the general resources. Using these tools will make your search for the perfect home in a mountain town near Denver so much easier.

Our Favorite Mountain Towns Near Denver

Grand Lake

This area of Grand County is the perfect place for people seeking outdoor adventures. Located alongside the lake at the western entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake allows easy access to tons of winter and summer activities. Hiking through the national park in the warmer months, or cool off in the lake. If you own a boat, you can head out on the water for a day of fishing or just relaxing in the sun. In the winter, Grand Lake transforms into snowmobiling paradise with some of the most extensive trails in the country. When the streets are covered in snow, it’s even legal to ride these vehicles down the town’s Main Street.


Less than ten minutes from Winter Park, Fraser is a charming small town near Denver that is close enough to the Winter Park Resort for easy ski trail access in the winters without having to deal with the tourist crowd. When the weather warms, this area is ideal for anglers, particularly those who enjoy fly fishing as the nearby Fraser River is a go-to fishing spot.


Set right between Fraser and Granby, Tabernash is home to the Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa. Throughout the year, events are held here including mountain biking clinic, themed food nights, fundraisers. If you’re looking for a way to relax, you can head to the ranch anytime for top-notch spa services, but if adventure’s what you seek, book one of their zipline tours or fat tire biking experiences. When living in Tabernash, you’ll also be near the Arapaho National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Make Grand County Your New Home! 

With so many beautiful mountain towns near Denver, Grand County is the perfect place to relocate whether you’re looking for somewhere to retire or a fresh place to start a family. No matter what your housing needs are, our agents are Real Estate of Winter Park are happy to help.

This gorgeous three-bedroom mountain property at 924 GCR 8 in Fraser is the perfect starter home for a small family. Boasting a large living room with vaulted ceilings, a hearth fireplace, granite counters and new appliances, and an extra loft area, this house is the epitome of a mountain getaway cabin with beautiful wood finishing throughout.

Browse listings of all available properties in the area, then contact Real Estate of Winter Park and start the search for your dream home!