Laporte Colorado is a small community located near Red Rocks Amphitheater. The town of Laporte was named after Rene La Porte, who ran a trading post in the area from 1835 to 1840. In 2010, the population of Laporte was 1,876 people. Little has changed since construction began on Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad during 1880s as Ute Pass remains one of the most popular areas for outdoor activities including hiking and fishing . One popular hiking trail is called “The Flume” which features an interesting rock formation that looks like a waterfall when it rains.
Thanks to the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, Laporte experienced tremendous growth following the construction of the railroad line during 1880s. The population has remained stable since 2010 census with 1,876 people. The town center contains historic buildings including Sweet Owen Schoolhouse built in 1875. Many notable attractions are located nearby including Garden Of The Gods Park, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Cave Of The Winds and Mount Manitou Incline Railway. Visitors are also attracted by Littleton Regional Park where fishing on several lakes is extremely popular along with boating and camping activities.