Arguably Colorado’s sweetest town, the hamlet of Sugar City was once the site of the only independently owned sugar operation in the United States of America. Sugar City has gone through many stages over the years, eventually becoming the charming town it now is.
Boasting some of the best examples of turn of the last century architecture, Sugar City is blessed with two former Lutheran Churches showcasing twentieth century workmanship.
The bells of Saint Paul’s Church ring out promptly at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday morning announcing not only the start of a new week, but also the call of a bygone era. The bells which are still rung manually take many a listener back to a time when life was simpler. Friendly people, a privately owned café, and children playing in the meticulously manicured park, all lead the average citizen to enjoy a simpler life.
An evening summer breeze while listening to the crickets and watching the star filled skies simply can’t be beat. Less than three miles from two lakes, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, swimming, and boating are all available options on a weekday afternoon following work; that is of course if you’re not involved in one of the numerous activities available in town or nearby. Sugar City has a wide array of activities including an active Senior Community; 4-H Clubs; Boy Scouts and much more.
A quiet bedroom community, Sugar City has affordable housing prices, DSL and High Speed internet, satellite and dish options, and quiet neighbors.
Each year is another opportunity to enjoy life at its best. Easter egg hunts are common. Fourth of July celebrations include a community picnic and games at the park. The fireworks, although simple, seem more spectacular here as their only real competition in the summer sky is the brilliant stars, which are visible to the naked eye. Summer has also provided the background for a relatively new community summer luau hosted in the main park.
Come Christmas time, the lighting of the Christmas tree in Sugar City is a must attend event; the actual lighting is the culmination of over a week’s work. The men of the town gather round to put up and stake the community tree nearly a week before. Meanwhile, the town’s seniors and children hand craft decorations for the tree. As time nears, the lights are strung, as the anticipation builds. Finally, on the big day the tree is decorated and food is prepared for the evening’s event. That evening the town’s citizens gather around the tree to share a cup of cider and other goodies, in between singing Christmas carols and awaiting a visit from Santa for the children and adults alike.
Town of Sugar City
205 Colorado / PO BOX 60
Sugar City, CO 81076
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday , and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Closed for lunch from 12:30 1:30.