Welcome to Alma, CO

Alma is the highest incorporated town in North America at 10,578 feet.  Founded in 1873, the town boasts an estimated population of 275 (2000 census: 179), with an estimated 1,000 residents in nearby subdivisions.  Mix with the locals at one of a couple of its restaurants/bars, or the health food store/coffee shop, explore intriguing shops, and mail off the treasures you bought at the post office, and inquire about life above it all at one of the real estate offices.

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!  Many old mining claims crisscross the high mountains, with several that are still operational.  In the height of their heyday, the mines produced over $1,500,000 in minerals annually.  Some of their colorful names include the Orphan Boy Mine, Dolly Varden Mine, Sweet Home Mine, Little Daisy Mine, and London Mine.

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  • North America's Highest Incorporated Town
  • Kite Lake, Colorado
  • Mounts Lincoln, Bross, & Democrat

  • About Alma

    About Alma Colorado

    Gold was first discovered in the area up Buckskin Gulch.  Buckskin Joe was...   More »

  • Business Directory

    Alma Business Directory

    A diverse directory of Businesses licensed within and by the Town of Alma.   More »

  • Event Calendars

    Alma Event Calendars

    Links to the Alma Matters, Alma Foundation, and South Park Event Calendars.   More »

Town Facts

Altitude:  10,578 feet (3,225 meters)

Population:  estimated 275 (2000 census:  179)

Area:  Total - 0.362 sq miles; Land - 0.360 sq miles; Water - 0.002 sq miles

Time Zone:  Mountain (Standard Time:  GMT -7 hours; DST:  GMT -6 hours)

Coordinates:  Latitude 39.28 & Longitude -106.06

Location:  Northwest Corner of Park County

Named For:  Alma James

Incorporated:  December 2nd, 1873

About The Alma FoundationLearn More About The Alma Foundation

"The Alma Foundation is a non profit 501(c)(3) corporation.  Our primary mission is to improve the quality of life for residents in the greater Alma area.  Project areas include recreation, trails & open space; historic restoration, art & cultural development; assisting local residents in need."

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