There are few vacations more head-clearing than a mountain getaway. Between the blasts of the breathtaking scenery and crisp alpine air, dense forests, postcard-perfect main streets and towering peak, a mountain escape promises a true experience of nature.
The best mountain vacation spots in America are:
- Telluride, CO:
Be sure to dine at the resort’s Alpino Vino which serve a five-course Northern Italian dinner if you visit during the winter, and ranks as the high-end at highest-elevation restaurant in North America. It is one of the best mountain towns of America. The town also has an award-winning brewery and a distillery naturally, with a lot of guides and outfitters to help you reach some of Colorado’s most iconic fishing, rafting, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.
- Aspen, Colorado:
Aspen was a playground for intrepid rock climbers and skiers long before Aspen was Colorado’s most haute and expensive mountain town. If one visit here today, this place will offer an array of next-level restaurants, luxe après-ski bars and boutiques, while you can still tap into the area’s frontier spirit. Go out to explore the extensive network of trails leading to high-alpine azure, massive meadows, and rocky crags.
- Jackson, WY:
Wander through the divey saloons and art galleries, by starting within city limits and and get your photo in front in the town square. First-timers should drive through Teton Pass to experience the inimitable beauty of Wyoming’s towering granite peaks from there. Refuel with belly-warming fare at Cafe Genevieve which is cozy, log cabin-style restaurant, which is known for its home cooked classics.
- Truckee, California:
Although Truckee has experienced skyrocketing real estate prices, like other Tahoe-area towns, as the result of high buyers’ interest from the San Francisco area, somehow the town has managed to retain its rough-and-tumble spirit.
Whether that means climbing, paddle boarding, swimming snowboarding, or biking spend your days exploring the wild. Finish the day with beers and people-watching at Old Town Tap.
- Bend, Oregon:
The sleepy high-desert town has far more award-winning breweries than any other mountain hideaway and is near Drake Park. Start with a hike up Pilot Butte which is a volcano in the center of town, and take in the scenes of the Cascade Range.
Your next adventure could include anything from a helicopter tour over the Three Sisters Wilderness to mountain biking the sinewy singletrack from there. It is the most adventurous of all Colorado destinations.