Little more than a general store and a post office surrounded by residential areas, Shawnee is a small, unincorporated community in the northern part of Park County, Colorado. Lying in the low Platte Valley beside the North Fork South Platte River, this little town has plenty of history for its size and enough out-of-the-way charm to help even the most stressed big-city slicker relax for a few days away from the hustle and bustle of life in a big metropolitan area.
The locals are as friendly as anywhere else in Colorado. A mountain culture pervades, especially in relatively isolated, rural places like this. You won't find them shunning outsiders, but rather welcoming you with open arms, ready with directions, hotel recommendations, and ideas for fun activities nearby.