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Alma is located in Park County on State Highway 9, north of the town of Fairplay and south of Hoosier Pass. This village of less than 200 residents boasts having the highest elevation of any incorporated town in the U.S. (at 10,578 feet above sea level.) The town of Alma today actually lies downstream from the original town, which was called Buckskin Joe during its' mining heyday. At one time, the mines in this area produced over $1,500,000 annually, but eventually the mines became unproductive and a smallpox epidemic wiped out most of the town's residents. Many consider Alma a "ghost town," but the Sweet Home Mine still produces world-class specimens of rhodochrosite, a mineral known for its lovely pink rose color. Alma welcomes tourists who come to visit the town's spooky cemetery and Kite Lake, which lies at a crisp 12,400 feet above sea level. Outdoor recreational activities in the area include world-class rock climbing and mountain biking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, river rafting, skiing, snowmobiling and sledding.

Surrounding areas: Fairplay, Colorado (5.2 mi), Leadville, Colorado (12.5 mi), Breckenridge, Colorado (13.7 mi), Copper Mountain, Colorado (16.0 mi), Frisco, Colorado (20.2 mi), Twin Lakes, Colorado (22.3 mi), Keystone, Colorado (23.0 mi)

Alma Vacation Rentals

Alma Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
American Safari RanchFairplay, CO5.2 mi.(719) 836-2431
Columbine Inn & Suites2019 N PoplarLeadville, CO12.4 mi.(719) 486-5650
Delaware Hotel700 Harrison AveLeadville, CO12.5 mi.(719) 486-1418
Leadville Inn - Super 81128 U S Hwy 24Leadville, CO12.5 mi.(719) 486-3637
Leadville Inn25 Jacktown PLLeadville, CO12.5 mi.(719) 486-3637
Woods Manor Condominiums0290 Broken Lance DrBreckenridge, CO12.8 mi.(970) 453-6906
The Lodge And Spa At Breckenridge112 Overlook DrBreckenridge, CO13.2 mi.(800) 736-1607
Village At Breckenridge Resort655 ColumbineBreckenridge, CO13.2 mi.(970) 453-3100
Allaire Timbers Inn9511 Hwy 9Breckenridge, CO13.7 mi.(970) 453-7530
Beaver Run Resort BLDG 4Breckenridge, CO13.7 mi.(970) 453-6000
Breckenridge Hilton550 VLG RdBreckenridge, CO13.7 mi.(970) 453-4500
Little Mountain LodgeBreckenridge, CO13.7 mi.(970) 453-1969
Mountain Thunder Lodge50 Mtn Thunder DrBreckenridge, CO13.7 mi.(970) 547-5650
River Mountain Lodge100 S ParkBreckenridge, CO13.7 mi.(970) 453-4711
Village At Breckenridge Resort405 S ParkBreckenridge, CO13.7 mi.(970) 453-3100
Village At Breckenridge Resort535 S ParkBreckenridge, CO13.7 mi.(970) 453-3100
Village At Breckenridge Resort605 S ParkBreckenridge, CO13.7 mi.(970) 453-3100
Wedgewood Lodge Townhomes535 Four O'clock RdBreckenridge, CO13.7 mi.(970) 453-1800
Alpine InnFrisco, CO20.2 mi.(970) 668-3122
Galena Street Mountain Inn106 Galena StFrisco, CO20.3 mi.(800) 248-9138
Hotel Frisco Colorado308 Main StFrisco, CO20.3 mi.(970) 668-5009
Ramada Limited990 Lakepoint DrFrisco, CO21.2 mi.(970) 668-8783
Arapahoe Lodge Condominiums0091 Riv Run Rd Slot K19Keystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 496-4283
Arapahoe Motel22859 Us Hwy 6Keystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 513-9009
Argentine Condominiums Keystone Resort0175 Argentine CTKeystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 496-2316
Black Bear Condominiums Keystone Resort0129 Riv Run RdKeystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 496-4283
Buffalo/dakota Condominiums100 & 150 Dercum SQKeystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 496-4283
Buffalo/dakota CondominiumsKeystone, CO22.2 mi.(888) 222-9298
Cabins In The Pines Condominiums300 Tennis CLB RdKeystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 496-2316
Cabins In The Pines CondominiumsKeystone, CO22.2 mi.(888) 222-9298
Chateax D Monte Condominiums1201 1203 1207 SCR 8Keystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 468-4372
Cinnamon Ridge Building 223062 US Hwy 6Keystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 468-9137
Cinnamon Ridge Buildings 3 (a-b)23064 US Hwy 6Keystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 468-6291
Cinnamon Ridge Buildings A-b23058 US Hwy 6Keystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 468-6291
Cinnamon Ridge Condominiums23060 Hwy 6Keystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 468-6291
Edgewater Condominiums Keystone Resort0167 Argentine CTKeystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 496-2316
Flying Dutchman Condominiums0100 SCR165 19371977 SCR 4Keystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 496-4511
Gateway23110 US Hwy 6Keystone, CO22.2 mi.(Inv) ali-dInp
Hidden River Lodge22714 US Hwy 6Keystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 496-4573
Homestead Condominiums21716 - 21756 Hwy 6Keystone, CO22.2 mi.(970) 496-3813
Bed & Breakfast
Evans House Bed & BreakfastBreckenridge, CO13.7 mi.(970) 453-5509

Alma Weather & Climate

Central Colorado has a more complex climate than most states in the United States. Even places a few miles apart can experience entirely different weather depending on the topography of the area. The valleys are classified as a semi-arid, continental climate, which becomes a mountain or alpine climate at higher elevations. Humid microclimates may also exist in some places. Abundant sunshine and low humidity is typical in all areas. Summers are mild to warm, and thunderstorms can cause a sudden drop in temperature. Winters are cold and snowy, especially in the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains. Solar radiation penetrates the thin atmosphere high in the mountains, which results in very pleasant temperatures during the winter. This is why skiers are often pictured in very light clothing, even though they're surrounded by snow.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 24°F 0°F 2.04 in. -
February 28°F 2°F 1.75 in. -
March 33°F 6°F 2.35 in. -
April 38°F 12°F 2.38 in. -
May 47°F 23°F 2.10 in. -
June 58°F 33°F 1.13 in. -
July 64°F 38°F 2.24 in. -
August 62°F 37°F 2.09 in. -
September 56°F 30°F 1.49 in. -
October 45°F 21°F 1.42 in. -
November 32°F 8°F 1.96 in. -
December 26°F 2°F 1.84 in. -

Alma Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Central Colorado Regional airport (7V1) located about 32 miles south of Alma in Buena Vista, Colorado, the Eagle County Regional airport (EGE) located approximately 51 miles northwest of Alma in Vail / Eagle, Colorado, the Jeffco airport (BJC) located roughly 66 miles northeast of Alma in Denver, Colorado, the Centennial airport (APA) located around 67 miles east of Alma in Denver, Colorado, and finally the Gunnison Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) located about 69 miles southwest of Alma in Gunnison, Colorado.

Alma Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fish 'n Farm at Heritage SquareGoldenCO55.5 mi.
Santa's WorkshopCascadeCO64.3 mi.
Lakeside Amusement ParkDenverCO65.5 mi.
Six Flags Elitch GardensDenverCO65.5 mi.
Mile High Flea MarketHendersonCO75.0 mi.
Water Parks
Hyland Hills Water WorldFederal HeightsCO69.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Mount Massive Golf CourseLeadvilleCO12.4 mi.
Breckenridge Golf ClubBreckenridgeCO13.7 mi.
Raven Golf Club at Three PeaksSilverthorneCO23.9 mi.
Vail Golf ClubVailCO29.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO12.5 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO13.7 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO29.7 mi.
VailVailCO29.7 mi.
LovelandGeorgetownCO35.1 mi.
AspenAspenCO40.9 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO40.9 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO40.9 mi.
TiehackAspenCO40.9 mi.
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO44.9 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO57.3 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO69.8 mi.
KeystoneKeystoneCO85.0 mi.
SteamboatSteamboat SpringsCO92.5 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO111.4 mi.
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource CenterWoodland ParkCO57.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Denver Zoological GardensDenverCO65.5 mi.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological ParkColorado SpringsCO73.5 mi.
Pueblo ZooPuebloCO105.8 mi.

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