10 Most Charming Small Towns in Mountain West


Embark on a journey through the rugged landscapes of the Mountain West and discover the 10 most enchanting small towns nestled amidst breathtaking peaks and valleys.

Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park, offering glacier views and indigenous culture immersion. Dive into wildlife with dog sledding and sea life centers.

Seward, Alaska


Danish-inspired town boasting windmills and eateries like Red Viking. Experience a slice of Denmark in the heart of California.

Solvang, California


Route 66 town near El Malpais National Monument, offering volcanic landscapes and unique brewpub experiences. Dive into history and adventure.

Grants, New Mexico


Wild West getaway named after Buffalo Bill. Explore mustangs, frontier towns, and museums in this Northwestern gem.

Cody, Wyoming


Charming spot near Colorado Springs. Discover art galleries, thrilling cave tours, and the famous Manitou Incline.

Manitou Springs, Colorado


Serene Puget Sound town with B&Bs, parks, and breweries. Enjoy scenic walks, history museums and gondola rides by the water.

Gig Harbor, Washington


Tranquil Island escapes from Seattle's hustle. Dive into yoga, museums, and the serene Bloedel Reserve amid lush landscapes.

Bainbridge Island, Washington


Gateway to Grand Canyon with Route 66 charm. Experience Americana diners, neon signs, and the historic Grand Canyon Railway.

Williams, Arizona


Film-set town with outdoor adventures like river rafting and skiing. Explore history at Mesa Verde National Park and historic sites.

Durango, Colorado


Theater hub with Shakespeare Fest. Embrace outdoor tranquility at North Mountain Park and indulge in top-notch dining and shopping.

Ashland, Oregon


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