The handful of Amish settlements found in Colorado are part of a general trend of westward Amish migration. Amish have relocated in Colorado for economic reasons, with land in the Centennial State being much cheaper than acreage back East. Amish migrants to the Centennial State have set up numerous small businesses, among them woodworking shops.
The lure of adventure has probably also played a role. “There was a pull to move to the wild West” explained one Missouri native on her group’s reasons for migrating.
Read more in the new State Guide entry on Colorado Amish.