Where Europe has alpine villages, the United States has mountain towns. Most of these mountain towns can be found high up in the Colorado Rockies or in the Pacific Coast Ranges of California, Washington, or Oregon. With a combination of rugged peaks and American cowboy culture, these mountain towns are the best places to soak up the high altitude air. These are the 25 most breathtaking mountain towns In The United States.
Receiving high rankings in health, quality of life, and education, Boulder is just north of Colorado where the Rocky Mountains run into the Great Plains.
Cooke City, Montana
Found on the border of Montana and Wyoming, Cooke City boasts an average July temperature of 13 C (56 F). Given that only a few of the roads leading into town are open year round, you can see why snowmobiling is such a popular pasttime here.
Park City, Utah
The town is spread out over an altitude differential of 530 meters (1740 feet) and is famous for hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics Games. Also, there are a number of festivals held here through the year including the well known Sundance Film Festival.
Due to its proximity to Vail, Breckenridge, and Keystone, Frisco is a popular jumping off point for skiers visiting the Rockies.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Rated the 5th best place to live in America by Outside Magazine and “Most Fun Town in America” by USA Today, Glenwood Springs is up and coming. Half way between Vail and Aspen, Glenwood Springs serves as a jumping off point to explore the Rocky Mountains. It’s also easy to reach by train (Amtrak) from Denver.