Introduction to Brighton, Colorado
Brighton, Colorado, in Adams county, is 11 miles NE of Thornton, Colorado and 19 miles NE of Denver, Colorado. The city is conveniently located inside the Denver metropolitan area. There are an estimated 20,905 people in Brighton.
Brighton is the county seat of Adams county. According to some sources, the community was named after Brighton, England, while other sources say it was named after Brighton Beach, New York. Brighton was officially incorporated on September 1, 1887.
Brighton and nearby Attractions
- Fort Vasquez
- Adams County Historical Society
- Forney Museum of Transportation
- Magers Reservoir
- Benedict Park
- Barr Lake State Park
Things To Do In Brighton
From Brighton, one can visit Fort Vasquez, which was once an important Native American trading center. The Forney Museum of Transportation, Fort Vasquez Museum, Longmont Museum, and the Miners Museum are also close by. The Magers Reservoir and Higgins Lake are also popular spots. The Benedict Park and the Barr Lake State Park are ideal destinations for a day trip with family and friends.
Denver International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Brighton Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are provided by the Community College of Aurora, the Front Range Community College and Regis University.