Rifle, CO


We are a close-knit community, where we greet our friends and neighbors at the park, the grocery store, or while shopping downtown. Rifle – It’s all out there!

Surrounded by alluvial mesas in the Colorado River Valley, Rifle sits at the base of the “Bookcliffs”, named for lines of sediment and shale that resemble the pages of a book. Here is the gateway to the Roan Plateau, a magical place of deep canyons, waterfalls, aspen and spruce forests and expansive meadows. There are many recreation opportunities in the area. Enjoy fishing and taking a stroll along the mighty Colorado River, or visit during August for the Garfield County Fair. The area surrounding Rifle is rich with wildlife and gold medal streams that provide some of the best elk and deer hunting and fly fishing in Colorado.

Get back to nature and spend some time fishing, boating and swimming in cool Rocky Mountain waters. Other activities include camping, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Drive north a few miles through Rifle Gap, site of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “Valley Curtain” hung in 1975. Stop at picturesque Rifle Falls in a state park and continue to the narrow canyon of Rifle Mountain Park, known for its world-class climbing.  Founded in 1882, Rifle celebrated its incorporation centennial in 2005. Rifle is a growing town booming with new businesses and opportunities while maintaining its small town atmosphere and local community feeling.

Rifle’s quaint downtown section features antique shops, fine dining, and historic museums. The downtown area, with the feel of the old west, is accented by a surprising variety of sculptures, from an elk at the entrance to a cowboy riding a trout. Rifle maintains a small-town feel, while offering more cultural and recreational activities than other rural areas. 

Community Owner: Leanne Worton

Launched April 2011


Grand Junction, CO


The Grand Valley in Western Colorado, is just that….GRAND.

With the mighty Colorado River running right through it, beautiful vineyards, vibrant agriculture and an attitude for adventure from its communities it’s a wonderful place to live. Surrounded on all sides by beautiful landscape and national parks, the Grand Valley is truly a diamond in the rough.

The Happy Valley (as some locals call it) is an epicenter for some of the best recreation and beauty in Colorado. Look east to the Grand Mesa and see opportunities to fish, hike, camp, ski, snowshoe and more. South lies the Colorado National Monument offering its breathtaking red rock canyons winding as far as the eye can see. To the North, we are bordered by the unique Bookcliffs, stunningly beautiful at sunset, home to wild horses, hiking and a dirt bikers paradise. Head west into the sunset and you will end up in Utah where the adventure just continues! The Grand Valley is home to several unique communities offering a little bit of everything. Palisade is Colorado’s wine country and produces the worlds best peaches (look out Georgia peach!) amongst other delicious farm to table food. Grand Junction is a city vibrant with culture and events. Fruita is a wonderful community that hosts the best mountain biking Colorado has to offer.

This is why my family loves Western Colorado. We can live and breathe the outdoors. We have a little bit of everything, most of it just minutes away. The Mothers here are family oriented, creative, love to stay active, and don’t mind getting dirty with their kiddos! This is our place for adventure!

Community Owner: Sandy Raley

Launched: February 2011 by Lindsay Ellis, then owned by Lindsay Maurer

Glenwood Springs, CO


As a kid, my family visited Glenwood Springs often—to visit is great, to call this place home and be able to raise my family here is incredible!

Glenwood Springs,Colorado was named “America’s Most Fun Town” by Rand McNally for good reason. It sits at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers and offers a wide variety of activities for tourists and locals alike. Though it’s probably best known for the hot springs, Mother Nature makes this area an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise year round. Downtown is full of fun shops, great dining and hardworking community members welcoming everyone as if they were family. It’s got the small town feel with plenty of amenities.

Community Owner: Summer Pine

Launched: July 2010 by Alta Otto

Carbondale, CO


The flagship site of Moms for Moms Communities! Launched in February 2010 by founder Janine Cuthbertson. Read the inspiring story of how MFMC was born…

At the base of majestic Mt. Sopris, and at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Crystal Rivers, lies the idlic mountain town of Carbondale, Colorado. The locals are made up of artisans, locavores, musicians, cinema buffs, outdoor enthusiastis, all-around-nature-lovers, and young families. Summers in Carbondale are filled with festivals from the Potato variety to the Music kind with people dancing in the parks and streets. Walking in the many childrens’ parades down Main Street is one of my favorite pastimes with my girls – we grab some fairy wings and wave at the spectators!

With a population of only 6,000, it was recently stated that there are over 800 children under the age of 5! The mothering community is connected and supportive, we truly are a village raising our children together. This culture is what inspired me to launch the first Moms for Moms community site in February 2010.

Community Owner: Janine Cuthbertson

Launched: February 2010


Aspen, CO


Aspen is an active town full of culture and beauty. It is modern but deeply rooted in history. It has a versatility to it such that one’s life here can be exactly what you make of it.

Aspen, Colorado is a magical old mining town that continues to offer amazing life experiences amongst stunning alpine surroundings. The core of the city is nestled at the base of Ajax Mountain just below 8,000 feet elevation. Common winter sights include skiers trekking to the gondola and horse drawn carriages making their way through town.

The Aspen area is home to four ski resorts; Aspen, Snowmass Village, Highlands and Buttermilk which offer more terrain per capita than anywhere else in the country. The Sawatch Mountain Range and White River National Forest surround the Aspen-Snowmass communities and are host some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. Summers are filled with camping, hiking, rafting, biking, fishing, horseback riding and more. The area is also host to the Aspen Institute, the Aspen Music Festival and School, and wonderful pedestrian malls full of life throughout the summer and winter seasons.
This small mountain town of less than 7,000 full time residents attracts over 40,000 visitors during peak tourist weeks. These visitors often account for the glitzy and glamorous reputation often given to this mountain town as some of them are high profile celebrities and politicians. Our mom members are friendly, curious, active, engaged, adventurous and last but not least intense. Intense in the most positive form of the word: having or showing great strength and strong feelings!

Community Owner: Virginia Edelson

Launched: March 2010

Basalt, CO


Basalt is truly a delightful town to raise a family!

Basalt is a progressive community situated at the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley on Colorado’s Western Slope.   Located at the confluence of two Gold medal trout streams, the Fryingpan and the Roaring Fork River, this small mountain town provides big opportunity for both outdoor adventure and downtown charm. 

If you are looking to spend your day downtown you will be happy to find charming cafes, tempting restaurants, beautiful galleries, stylish salons, welcoming yoga studios, and so much more. Looking for more action?…  Miles of breathtaking biking trails, invigorating hikes, fly fishing, river rafting galore, and with access to Reudi Reservoir- even water skiing!

Conveniently situated at the middle of the valley, Basalt allows quick and easy access to our neighboring communities of Aspen, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. Basalt is a mecca for young families and offers welcoming subdivisions allowing us to visit and connect with our neighbors.  From Old Town, to Southside, Elk Run to Willits – there are parks, picnic tables, and  sporting fields abound, really providing the space and capability to connect as a community.

Community Owner: Kelly Hollins

Launched: February 2010


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