Telluride is a funkier, more authentic mountain resort town maintaininga small-town charm. With a mix of cowboy chic and movie starsightings, it offers the best of both worlds. Once a gold mining town, it evolved into a ski town in the early 1970's. Situated in a box canyon, Telluride is surround by forest covered mountains and cliffs with beautiful views of the San Juan Mountains. As with most Colorado mountain towns, Telluride is a laid-back casual ski resort, although it is unique in that most ski instructors and tour guides are likely to be corporate lawyers or doctors who came to ski and never left.
Telluride is in the south western corner (four corners region) of Colorado about 200mi/320 km southwest of Denver. You have the options of either flying into Telluride, or take a scenic drive.
There are year round outdoor activities in Telluride including; skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking, fly fishing, rafting, hiking, golfing (Spring - Fall) and walking tours. You can also take a trip to the valley to Bridal Veil Falls, which is the longest free-falling waterfall in Colorado. The historic restored downtown offers shops and restaurants that offer a variety of gifts, haute couture, books and one of a kind artworks. During May-October Telluride hosts several different festivals including; Telluride Film Festival, the Yoga Festival, Festival of Arts, Blues and Brews Festivals, as well as several music festivals throughout the year.
|Season||November 28-April 6|
2 high-speed gondolas
7 high-speed quads
1 fixed quad
|Located||330 miles from Denver via I-70 to Grand Junction and go sound on U.S. 50 to Montrose. Continue south on U.S. 550 to Ridgway, then turn right onto Colorado 62. Follow this to Colorado 145 and turn left. Follow signs into Telluride|
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