Where to Shop in Colorado
Collected by Tommy Alexander , AFAR Staff
You may be looking for hiking gear, cowboy duds, or the latest ski tech. Or you may be in the market for locally made goods. Colorado has artisans, distilleries, boutiques, designers, and outfitters that can serve up whatever you're looking for.
830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, USA
On the drive into Steamboat Springs, you'll see a yellow sign every so often for hundreds of miles advertising a store that isn't just a store: it's a Steamboat Springs Legacy. Over a century old, founded in 1905, F.M. Light & Sons represents a...
45 Village Run Cir, Snowmass, CO 81654, USA
If you are a teenager or 20-something-year-old and a fan of the X Games, then this is the place to shop. D & E was originally named after its owners Derek and Eric. Once known only for sporting snowboard apparel and gear, they've since been bought...
106 North Main Street, Minturn, CO 81645, USA
Developing a good cast is one thing and figuring out what the fish are biting on is another. Fill your head with crucial local knowledge at this fly-fishing shop. They also offer private instruction and guided tours, including helicopter...
1626 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Contrary to popular belief, most Denverites do not dress like cowboys. But those hipsters that do, do it right at Rockmount Ranch Wear. Some seriously cool fashion pieces have been flying off the racks here since 1946, when the shop opened in at...
520 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Pitkin County Dry Goods is where the locals have been shopping since they opened their doors in 1969. Always up on the latest trends, Pitkin County Dry Goods carries a number of boutique designers to mix a sophisticated look with the casual...
210 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
The Ute Mountaineer in Aspen was, like many shops of its ilk, born of a love for being outdoors. In this case, it started as a dream between two friends who were climbing in Europe one summer, one of whom had already owned the Boulder Mountaineer...
217 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
There is only one place in town where you can get real western wear: Kemo Sabe. As you walk through the door the distinct smell of leather hits you. Almost everything in there is made out of leather or has leather on it. One wall is lined with...
1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Known for hosting readings by big stars in the literary firmament, Tattered Cover Book Store originally opened in 1971 in a mere 950 square feet of space in the Cherry Creek North area. The enterprise has grown to...
135 S Spruce St, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Telluride is high in more ways than one. Lest anyone forget, Colorado was the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use, long before Oregon, California, and other green-forward states jumped on the toker...
224 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Telluride’s literary mecca, this beloved store is stacked with more than 10,000 books at any given time. The expertly curated regional books section is a fount of the Wild West’s writing prowess, with illustrative tomes on the...
525 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
When people think of consignment shopping they may be turned off by the notion until they visit Little Bird. It brings a whole new meaning to second hand wear especially in Aspen. Most the time the garments still have tags on them and have never...
445 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
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