OLD COLORADO CITY

 

 

HISTORY

Old Colorado City was founded on May 22, 1859. It was originally meant to be a supply hub for the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. By the summer of 1860 it focused mainly on the serving the agriculture of Colorado's eastern plains.

 

By an act passed on November 5, 1861, Colorado City was named as the territorial capital. However, Colorado City effectively functioned as the capital for only five days. When the second territorial legislature met at Colorado City on July 7, 1862, in a log cabin that still stands on Colorado Avenue, they found the accommodations so inadequate that they voted to adjourn on July 11 and reconvene in Denver on July 16. Colorado City was never recognized by the Federal government as the territorial capital. 

In 1891, there was a major gold rush in Cripple Creek and Victor, which created a big boom for Colorado City.

Today, Old Colorado city is known for their independently owned art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Buffalo Ridge is proud to call Old Colorado City their home!

 

 

PHOTO GALLERY

Old Colorado City
Old Colorado City
Winter in Old Colorado City
Winter in Old Colorado City
Downtown Old Colorado City
Downtown Old Colorado City
Wine in Old Colorado City
Wine in Old Colorado City
La Baguette in Old Colorado City
La Baguette in Old Colorado City
Old Colorado City Library
Old Colorado City Library
T-shirt Sale at Buffalo Ridge
T-shirt Sale at Buffalo Ridge
Farmers Market in Old Colorado City
Farmers Market in Old Colorado City
Historic Buildings
Historic Buildings

 

of Old Colorado City

 


EVENTS

IN OLD COLORADO CITY

Farmer's Markets

every week starting May 7th in

Bancroft Park 

First Friday Art Walks

starting April 1st at 5pm

Taste of OCC

Hosted every year! 

Giant Pumpkin Competition

Hosted every year!

Territory Days

May 27 – 29, 2017

Our favorite event of the year! Come celebrate the history of Old Colorado City! 
 

Santa in Bancroft Park!

Hosted every year! 

 

 

OUR FAVORITE

SPOTS

The Chocolate Factory

is located across the street from us! We love their candy dipped apples and unique truffles!

Shaes

is located only one block from us! We love their homemade pizza and super friendly service!

Thunder and Buttons II

is located across the street from us! Best comfort food in town! They are also known for their karaoke & trivia nights!