Brighton Adams Co., CO 80601
Points of Interest: County Courthouse, Adams County Regional Park, Adams County Museum & Cultural Center, Barr Lake State Park, Brighton Memorial Parkway
Annual Events: 4th of July Celebrations, Heritage Festival in July; Adams County Fair & Rodeo, Plowboy Poetry Gathering in Aug.; Fall Festival, Quilting on the Platte in Sept.; Fall Festival Bazaar in Oct.; Country Christmas Bazaar in Nov.
Hotel & Motel Rooms: 106 units in 3 lodges
Brighton was settled during the Gold Rush of the 1860's as Hughes Station. The town became a supply point for the miners as well as an agricultural center. The name of the town was later changed to Brighton after the New York home town of a prominent business man's wife. Brighton was named Adams County Seat in 1904. Agriculture continues to be the town's major industry.