10 U.S. Mountain Towns With The Most Beautiful Views

10 U.S. Mountain Towns With The Most Beautiful Views

Witnessing life-changing views doesn’t always mean flying out of the country. The U.S. has so much to offer any traveler searching for the most stunning landscapes. One scenery that this country doesn’t lack is mountain views. Marveling at magnificent mountains is an easy feat for anyone traversing the United States.

With plenty of mountain towns to choose from, it’s challenging to decide which are the most noteworthy. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and have compiled the top ten mountain towns with the most beautiful views (in no particular order because the debate is too heated). No matter what time of the year, these mountain towns will have you lost in admiration.

10/10 Park City, Utah

A crowd-favorite, Park City, is most known for its exhilarating ski slopes and world-famous Sundance Film Festival. The city also hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002 and remains the U.S. ski team’s official training location. Yet, Park City is still a perfect mountain trip destination, even if you aren’t an Olympian or an acclaimed film director.

In the winter, Park City’s snow-capped Wasatch Mountain Range is picture-perfect and offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Meanwhile, the summer is also a lively time in this city, with travelers fishing, hiking, canoeing, and horseback riding.

9/10 Aspen, Colorado

Aspen is what winter dreams are made of. This Colorado mountain town is perhaps the most popular, and for good reason. Skiing, high-end shopping, and world-class resorts make Aspen a stunning mountainous destination perfect for anyone. Skiers, shoppers, and champagne-sippers can all equally enjoy the riches of Aspen, Colorado.

Don’t let appearances fool you; Aspen is also a great summer getaway as well. From hiking the trails at the Roaring Fork Valley to dancing the night away at the Aspen Music Festival, there is still so much to do and so many mountain views to enjoy.

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8/10 Helen, Georgia

This mountain town in Georgia has only around 600 residents and will transport you all the way to a quaint village in Germany. With its Bavarian architecture and German cuisine galore, Helen is a mountain town you’ll be shocked is actually in the U.S. When hiking through the trails in Chattahoochee National Forest; you can experience the picturesque Anna Ruby and Raven Cliff waterfalls. Adults and children will equally enjoy Helen for both its natural sights and theme parks.

7/10 Taos, New Mexico

Okay, when you think of mountain towns, you’re probably not considering New Mexico. Yet, Taos is an underrated beauty placed among the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The views of the mountains are magnificent, and the town’s art scene beautifully blends Mexican and Native American history and culture. Besides the usual mountain town activities like skiing and hiking, Taos is also home to these unique art galleries and museums. Taos, New Mexico, will provide a mountain vacation you won’t forget.

6/10 Leavenworth, Washington

Another Bavarian-styled town, Leavenworth, is the perfect trip for those wanting a piece of Germany in the U.S. This stunning Washington town has unique activities, including ice climbing in the winter and kayaking down the river in the summer. Also, be sure to take advantage of the numerous wineries and cideries by attending a delicious taste tour. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, chow down on German specialties like schnitzel, sausages, and authentic pastries.

5/10 Big Sky, Montana

Quite possibly one of the best mountain towns for skiing, Big Sky has everything needed for every level of skier. Also home to one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S., Big Sky has almost 6,000 acres for skiing throughout 300 established trails. Winter is also the perfect time to go dog-sledding or sleigh riding in this winter wonderland.

In the summer, golfing and water rafting are always exciting options. Big Sky is also a convenient location to get your skiing fix before heading fifty miles south to Yellowstone for all you nature lovers.

4/10 Lake Placid, New York

Perfect for nature enthusiasts and sports fans alike, Lake Placid is a gorgeous town in the Adirondack Mountains. Head to the village’s center to stroll a winding trail surrounding Mirror Lake’s shoreline. For Olympic historians, trek over to the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, which displays relics such as U.S. Olympic team uniforms and medals. Want to just lounge and admire the mountain views? Then considering staying at a luxury resort like Whiteface Lodge or Mirror Lake Inn for ultimate comfort.

3/10 Jackson, Wyoming

With Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park located nearby, it’s easy to say that Jackson, Wyoming is one of the most beautiful towns in the U.S. Jackson has seen a boom in its cultural scene with galleries, museums, and music venues increasing in the city.

While Jackson is the perfect location for inexpensive accommodation and activities, we can’t help but mention the ever-breathtaking Amangani resort. Perfect for honeymoons or unforgettable vacations, this high-end stay is certainly a bucket list contender.

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2/10 Stowe, Vermont

Although perfect even in the summer, this Vermont village truly shines during the crisp autumn season. The charm of this town is mostly owed to the awe-inspiring Mount Mansfield, which offers premier skiing down the slope during the winter. Stowe brings the beauty of the Alps to the U.S., which can be proven by the fact the real-life von Trapp family relocated here due to its resemblance to their native Austria. Fans of The Sound of Music can even stay at the Trapp Family Lodge.

1/10 Homer, Alaska

Located on the state’s Kenai Peninsula, Homer is a small mountain town that has something for everyone. From shopping to hiking, this Alaskan town is a perfect nature-filled vacation. Head down Homer’s Spit which is a five-mile-long stretch of land where you can enjoy beaches and views of the Kenai mountains. When you stay in Homer, you must have a day trip to the Kenai Fjords National Park for glacier views and plentiful wildlife. We promise that Homer, Alaska, will not disappoint.