Rosita was a silver mining town — now a ghost town — in Custer County, Colorado, United States. Rosita is Spanish for little rose. The town is not entirely deserted, and still has an operating restaurant.
The town was used in the filming of the 1958 western movie Saddle the Wind.
Despite some rich strikes in the Pocahantas and Humboldt mines, the silver veins around Rosita ran out of ore in a few years. In the early 1880s, Rosita was surpassed by the nearby mining towns of Querida and Silver Cliff. After a bitter four-year fight, Silver Cliff took the county seat from Rosita in the 1886 election, and Rosita declined further. The US post office was closed in 1966. ZIP code 81252 now serves Rosita, but mail must be addressed to Westcliffe.