Right near you: Â
Garden of the Gods. Â
60 miles away: Â South Platte
90 miles away: Â Eldo AND the Flatirons.
Well that's about a life time of climbing, but wait, there's more!
A 3 hour drive will get you to all sorts of great alpine climbing including (Long's Peak, Maroon Bells and countless others). Â 3 hours should also get you to Lumpy Ridge, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Rifle, Colorado National Monument, Vedauwoo and too many more.
The guide books for all the areas within 3 hours of you would probably overflow a bankers box.
Then there's Ouray in winter. Â You're not too from some nice dessert rock around Moab (4 hours). Â Also, you're a 90 minute plane ride from the Tetons, Wind River Range, Salt Lake and others.
Don't know much about the town itself, but I suspect it's definately not liberal. Â I think one trip to Boulder/month could cure that.