One of the Best Mountain Towns in America is Right Here in Idaho
When it comes to mountains and awesome small towns in the mountains... we sure know what we’re doing here in Idaho — but which one of our small towns is now ranking on a new national list of the best mountain towns in America?
There’s a recent article from Far and Wide that share the 50 best small mountain towns in America. They said, "Some small towns are lucky enough to be tucked into the mountains where people can explore on foot, bike and skis — all with hardly another person in sight. These are the best small mountain towns with populations of about 10,000 or fewer that are filled with charm and scenic adventures you'll love.”
So, which town is representing Idaho?
Elevation: 5,853 feet
Here’s what Far and Wide says about Ketchum...
“Downtown Ketchum runs itself to where the mountains soar and beckons visitors and residents alike to take to the hills. When it's warm, hiking and biking trails are plentiful. When the snow arrives, the mountains become world-class ski slopes in Sun Valley. And everyone comes down from the mountains no matter what the season to enjoy downtown's entertainment, dining and shopping.”
Earlier this year, Far and Wide also ranked Ketchum one of the coolest towns in America. They said, "Within central Idaho is the sweet town of Ketchum, the heart of Sun Valley Ski Resort. (That's the mountain flanking the town.) Find art museums and galleries alongside ski shops and amenities in this artistic community that has yet to become an Instagram sensation — making it far cooler, in our book.”
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