Small towns and wide-open landscapes are the places to be in 2020. 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. (Or at least at a 6-feet distance!)
Here, we present the best small mountain towns with populations of about 10,000 or fewer that are filled with charm and scenic adventures you'll love.
Mountain cabins are easy to find if you want to maintain a distance, but there are also some luxurious properties promising to keep you safe as you make your getaway into the hills of the U.S. We list some favorites for you to enjoy, too.