Budget travelers rejoice: Cheap has become chic in some of Colorado’s most enticing vacation spots.
Leadville's Colorado Trail House. Photograph courtesy of Victor Leung
Located just off of Leadville’s Main Street, rooms at the Colorado Trail House (above) range from $50 to $80 per night. The year-old inn also boasts a shared kitchen and year-round hot tub.
Mancos Inn & Hostel. Photograph courtesy of Sarah Allen
At the recently remodeled Mancos Inn & Hostel, shared spaces start at just $30, providing an economical base camp for adventures in and around Mesa Verde. Housed in one of the town’s original 1894 buildings, the historic inn sits less than a block from Mancos’ clutch of charming art galleries and shops.
Bunkhouse in Minturn. Photograph courtesy of Townsend Bessent
You no longer have to give up your firstborn to score a room near Vail, thanks to the year-old Bunkhouse in Minturn. As little as $50 reserves a bed at the hostel, which also offers a free shuttle to Vail and Beaver Creek during ski season.