Another list regarding high quality of life is out and Colorado shows up several times inside the top 25.

US News & World Report has released its annual "Healthiest Communities Rankings" and six Colorado counties show up in the top 25, with two counties in the top three! US News & World Report measured health and wellness using "80 metrics" with "population health and equity" being the most emphasized categories. Some of the criteria making up the top 25: Population Health, equity, education, economy, housing, food & nutrition, environment, public safety, community vitality, and infrastructure.

Here are the Colorado counties (with some of the cities that are within) that made the list:

#2. Douglas County: Parker, Castle Rock, Larkspur, Sedalia.
#3. Broomfield County: Broomfield, Interlocken
#8. Routt County: Clark, Yampa, Toponas, Hayden
#9. Ouray County: Eldredge, Ridgway, Portland
#17. Grand County: Grand Lake, Kremmling, Granby
#24. Chaffee County: Americus, Granite, Nathrop, Johnson Village

Rest of the top 50....

#26. Summit County: Breckenridge, Keystone, Frisco, Copper Mountain
#33. Clear Creek County: Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Berthoud Creek
#36. Boulder County: Boulder, Lyons, Nederland, Louisville, Lafayette
#38. Pitkin County: Aspen, Ashcroft, Snowmass, Redstone
#40. Teller County: Cripple Creek, Woodland Park, Midland

Outside of the top 50....

#56. Gunnison County
#58. Park County
#63. Jefferson County
#70. La Plata County
#72. Elbert County
#74. Larimer County
#84. San Miguel County
#98. Eagle County
#117. Gilpin County
#138. Archuleta County
#164. Sedgwick County
#169. Rio Blanco County
#272. Lake County
#347. Arapahoe County
#355. El Paso County
#356. Phillips County
#428. Dolores County
#488. Custer County