Nestled deep within the Rocky Mountains, Telluride, Colorado was originally a mining town. Now, Telluride is home to popular ski and golf resorts, forested peaks, gorgeous mountain views, and includes a historic district.
The San Juan Mountains provide breathtaking views for art festivals and camping. Located on the valley floor is Telluride’s sister city, Mountain Village where one can find year-round activities from rafting down the San Miguel to mountain biking.
There is more to do in Telluride than just ski! Take in the ski resort, mountain village, and town park but don’t forget the bustling festivals, art district, Historic Sheridan Opera House and all the other hidden gems!
Interested in learning Telluride’s history as a Victorian town? Start out at the Telluride Historical Museum. This museum is housed in the town’s former hospital and recounts Telluride’s past all the way from gold-mines to ski resorts. Visitors can learn about the Ute Native American tribe, Butch Cassidy’s notorious robbing sprees, see over 9,000 artifacts, and take a walking tour to experience Telluride as it was long ago.
If the outdoors are more your ideal vacation, take a trip to see Bear Creek Trail (summer). This trail is a one-way two and a half mile hike through Bear Creek Preserve to Bear Creek Falls. You’ll go up 1,050 feet in elevation into the preserve rewarding you with magnificent views.
Likewise, you can visit Bridal Veil Falls, the longest free falling waterfall in Colorado. The falls spill over 365 feet and include views over Telluride and neighboring village of Pandora.
There is no place quite like Telluride, Colorado. Telluride offers activities for both summer and winter play for kidsand adults alike. In the winter, fresh powder offer’s a skier’s dream land. You cam find idea snow and enough space to avoid crowds. Not a skier? No problem, Telluride offers breath taking views of the San Juans and Revelation Bowl. There are plenty of natural in-bounds experiences for hikers as well. Experience everything from skiing to snowshoes, to car and bike tours.
In the summer, you can find an activity to fit any schedule or interest. Float through town on inner tubes, or cycle off in any direction. Wander the art district and shops or just relax and take majestic views in.
Winter high season in Telluride is December through February. Winter is very snowy, ideal for winter outdoor sports. Temperatures range from a low of 17 to a high of 39 with an average of 25% chance of precipitation. Summer high season is May through September with temperatures ranging from a low of 27 to a high of 78. Visiting in June – September, it is warm and dry, perfect for refreshing summer activities.