Alma is the highest incorporated town in North America at 10,350 feet. Founded in 1873, the town boasts a population of 233, with an estimated 1,000 residents in nearby subdivisions. Within it's limits is a couple restaurants/bars, health food store/coffee shop, a couple real estate offices, numerous stores, and a post office.
There are five 14ers that rise above the town: Sherman (14,007), Mt.Bross (14,172 feet), Mt. Lincoln (14,286 feet), Mt. Democrat (14,148 feet), and Mt. Cameron (14,238 feet). There are many 12 and 13ers as well!There are many old mines around the area and a few that are still operational. In their day, they would produce over $1,500,000 in minerals annually. Their colorful names include the Orphan Boy Mine, Dolly Varden Mine, Sweet Home Mine, Little Daisy Mine, and London Mine.
There are many great things to see and do in and around Alma The Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area is at the base of Mt. Bross and is a great place for photographers, artists, and those that just love hiking and taking in the views. Bristlecone Pines are native to the Rocky Mountains and are thousands of years old. For those that want a driving adventure, take a drive up Buckskin Gulch all the way to Kite Lake. Or, fly-fish on the Middle Fork of the South Platte River or fish Montgomery Reservoir. So much to do and see!
Alma's Festival in the Clouds is one of their major annual events and is usually held the third weekend in July. The Festival at 10,350 feet brings in artists, entertainers, and good food. For more information or to participate, please check out the Alma Foundation.
Alma property is gorgeous and only about 15 minutes from Breckenridge and is within an hour to Keystone, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Silverthorne, for all of what Summit County has to offer! But most locals like staying in South Park to enjoy the local entertainment and festivities of Fairplay, Como Jefferson, and Hartsel. For more information about Park County, Colorado, please visit www.parkco.us.
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