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The 20 Best Mountain Towns in America

Bob Vila Logo By Manasa Reddigari of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 20: <p>Believe it or not, more horses than people lived in this former mining town at the end of the 19th century. Today, Ouray is home to around 1,000 residents and a sizable population of tourists. They can often be found cruising down Black Bear Road, chilling out at the world's first ice climbing park, or frolicking on Main Street, a National Historic District chock-full of <a href="https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/15-100-year-old-houses-that-haven-t-aged-a-day-50681?">old buildings</a>. Perhaps the most endearing of Ouray's attractions is its scenic setting in the San Juan Mountains, which has earned the town its nickname, "Switzerland of America."</p><br><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/the-best-tiny-towns-in-every-state-51288?#.WcFQC9N95E4">The Best Tiny Towns in Every State</a></strong></p>

Ouray, Colorado

Believe it or not, more horses than people lived in this former mining town at the end of the 19th century. Today, Ouray is home to around 1,000 residents and a sizable population of tourists. They can often be found cruising down Black Bear Road, chilling out at the world's first ice climbing park, or frolicking on Main Street, a National Historic District chock-full of old buildings. Perhaps the most endearing of Ouray's attractions is its scenic setting in the San Juan Mountains, which has earned the town its nickname, "Switzerland of America."

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