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Top of the world: Beautiful and serene mountain towns and villages

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Aspen, Colorado, US

A popular retreat for celebrities, Aspen is situated at a height of 8,000 feet (2,438.4 meters). It is nestled within the White River National Forest and surrounded by the Elk Mountains. Famous as a ski resort, its notable attractions also include a diverse range of festivals that celebrate music, food and culture. Visitors can partake in a range of activities, from cross-country skiing to fly-fishing to hot-air ballooning.

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