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Old 07-07-2010, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Ouray Co. is a small friendly mountain town tucked away in southwestern Colo. It’s beautiful to view the background of mountains from the shops and stores along main street. Old Victorian style homes off on the side streets make the little town charming. I’m told that the winter closes the town for months with nothing coming in or out due to snow fall with only one highway to access it.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: alive in the superunknown
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South Park, Colorado.
I was going to say the same thing! Lot of weird things go on in that town though! Seriously though, Pittsburgh rocks! The locals say it's on a plateau or something, but I've never seen another city of it's size literally built into the surrounding geography like Pittsburgh is. Totally cool and underrated city!
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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Come on, guys. This thread is about mountain towns. Pittsburgh is a city. A big city. Can we have just one thread where we talk about towns for a change?

I second Estes Park. It's absolutely beautiful.

Idaho Springs, Colorado is another mountain town I like. Kind of a more "off the beaten path" place.

And if you want a different kind of mountain town, Deadwood, South Dakota is really cool.

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Old 07-08-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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Come on, guys. This thread is about mountain towns. Pittsburgh is a city. A big city. Can we have just one thread where we talk about towns for a change?


Good point, and since I live in the West I think the higher elevations around Pitt are just hills anyways. This thread is about towns and Wallace, Idaho is a beautiful example. If anyone wants to see photos, just Google.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:48 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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On the "Best Appalachian towns" thread I created Blacksburg, Virginia and Boone, North Carolina were mentioned. They might be a bit larger than what I'd count as towns, but they're not major cities or anything.

Bizjournals places Bozeman, Montana in a high spot and it's surrounded by mountains it seems. I might deem it more of a city, but it's population is under 50K.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Good point, and since I live in the West I think the higher elevations around Pitt are just hills anyways. This thread is about towns and Wallace, Idaho is a beautiful example. If anyone wants to see photos, just Google.
If I'm not mistaken, much of the footage in the movie Dante's Peak was shot in and around Wallace, ID.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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Jerome, AZ. Driving up to it, you realize for miles that it is on a mountain.
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Idaho has stunning mountains
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Yeah I agree about the Pittsburgh thing...it's a major metro area and although it's smack in the midst of Appalachia, it does NOT sit in the mountains at all. Hills yes..mountains, heck no.

But sticking with the general Pittsburgh region, Morgantown WV is a cool town that sits in the middle of the Appalachians:






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