When it comes to Telluride you can expect a variety of incredible outdoor activities that will make your trip one to remember for years to come. Our Colorado paradise is perfect for someone looking to get away or the outdoor enthusiast looking to push themselves with thrilling activities. Like all other destinations, we cannot control the weather. Telluride sees the occasional rainstorm come through most times of the year that might delay your outdoor activities for a few hours. If that is the case, fret not, as Telluride also has plenty of activities that are perfect for rainy days! Take a look at some popular rainy day activities in Telluride:
Ride the Telluride Mountain Village Gondola
One of the most popular activities in general in Telluride is riding the Mountain Village gondola. This gondola has become a landmark for Telluride since it first opened back in 1996. Visitors can take the 12-minute gondola ride up to the top of Mountain Village. Marvel at the 360 view of the San Juan Mountains that are a beauty to behold even during rainy weather. Your ride up to Mountain Village will take you to an elevation of 10,540 feet above sea level. Regardless of when you visit, the gondola should be up and running, as it is operational approximately 287 days out of the year. Once you are up in Mountain Village, make sure to visit Market Plaza for some fun shopping!
Shop and Dine at Market Plaza
Once you have made the trek up to Mountain Village, make sure to stick around the Market Plaza for lively restaurants and shops. You can dine with a variety of restaurants that are sure to satisfy any craving you have. Allred’s is the flagship restaurant in the plaza and can be found at the peak of the gondola. Expect to find hand crafted cocktails and fine wines on hand to pair with your dinner. For a more casual meal you cannot go wrong with Crazy Elk Pizza and their hand made pizza pies. There are plenty shops offering winter sport gear for your next run down the mountain. Or check out Heritage Apparel for high end clothing for adults and children. You can spend hours in these shops waiting for the rain to clear up in Telluride.
Telluride Historical Museum
Now that you have shopped, it is time to learn more about Telluride’s rich history. You can do that and much more when you stop in the Telluride Historical Museum. This local museum can be found on Fir Street and offers quite a bit of info on Telluride and the surrounding area. Expect to find interactive exhibits, engaging programming, and unique events held throughout the year. Exhibits feature exciting artifacts such as real dinosaur bones, artifacts related to the indigenous roots of the region, and artifacts from the rich mining history that Telluride previously experienced. Interactive maps will help you understand how the area started small and quickly grew over the years to house the many incoming settlers for mining. Guests visiting the Telluride Historical Museum often spend as much as two hours with each visit, giving you plenty of time to ride out the rain. The Telluride Historical Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Attend the Sheridan Opera House
If your rainy day happens to fall on day with a showing at the Sheridan Opera House, you are in for quite the treat. This local opera house is on the list of National Register of Historic Places and is often referred as Telluride’s Living Room. You can find intimate shows inside this 238-seat theatre that also helps with local charities and community endeavors. Sheridan’s Opera House offers a variety of shows throughout the year with tickets available to purchase in advance. The opera house also attends and showcases many different festivals throughout the year. Come check out this historical theatre the next time you find a rainy day in Telluride.
Grab Sweets at Telluride Truffle
There is nothing better than treating your sweet tooth with a nice treat on a rainy day. Telluride Truffle is the city’s top sweets shop and has a little something for everyone to enjoy. Stop in this underground shop for packaged candy, ice cream, and much more. Fudge and other sweets are baked fresh each day and are the perfect gift to take back home to a loved one. Telluride Truffle is open Monday through Thursday from 10:15 AM to 8:00 PM and Friday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Rainy Days Are Still Fun in Telluride
As you can see, you can still have a blast on a rainy day here in Telluride. Book your next vacation rental with us and enjoy an incredible time!
When you’re planning your ultimate fall or summer vacation, look no further than Telluride. The four-seasons destination has activities and attractions for everyone no matter what time of year you plan an ultimate trip full of memories to cherish for a lifetime. From hiking and biking to rock climbing and water activities, you’ll find plenty of ways to pack your Telluride Itinerary full of fun and adventure. Make sure to ask about pet-friendly rentals so the whole family can join in on the fun. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite things to do in Telluride in summer and fall!
When you plan a trip to Telluride, the town itself is an attraction to be explored. Wander the historic town, and get lost in the core of town, designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964 due to its significant role in the history of the American West. Visit the town museum and learn about the town’s transformation from Ute tribe summer camp, to mining camp, to boom-town, and finally ski mecca. Shop in the stores and boutiques, many of which are housed in some of the original buildings dating back to the 1800s.
Get your exercise and a dose of fresh mountain air during your fall or summer respite. Hiking is a great way to get out and enjoy the scenic landscape, making it one of the most popular Telluride summer activities! Enjoy the warmer temperatures of the summer and the crispness of fall along with a beautiful landscape, and plenty of nature trails to take you places your rental car can’t go. Stay prepared, by taking trail essentials like water, sun protection, trail food, a first aid kit, bug spray, and whatever else it is you need for a comfortable trek of any length. Make sure to schedule your hikes a few days after you arrive so you can get used to the thinner mountain air before a trek.
The mountains surrounding Telluride – the San Juan Mountains – provide a variety of terrain for riding. There is a Mountain Village biking trail map available, or you can set out in search of the trail of your choice. Experienced bikers can take challenging trails that take you exploring old mining roads, basins, and high above the box canyon. Enjoy longer, moderate-skill level trails that link several former railroad tracks throughout the valley and further west. Experience the splendor of thriving aspen groves and lush meadows as you explore the trails. If you’re not ready for the various elevation changes and thinner air of the trails, stick closer to town and check out the Telluride Bike Park at the Telluride Ski Resort. From San Sophia Station, access bike trails for both Mountain Village and Telluride, or go for a ride along the scenic San Juan Skyway for some road riding. Whether on the mountain trails or riding through town, biking is one of our favorite Telluride fall activities!
Enjoy the many tastes of Telluride! There are many restaurants offering the most delicious food prepared by brilliant chefs. Deli selections like hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and more join pizza, burgers, authentic Italian or Thai cuisine, and so much more. No matter what meal of the day you’re hungry for, you’ll find it in Telluride. Take yourself and your taste buds on a tour of the town. There’s a flavor to love and leave you satisfied until the next meal.
Telluride is full of local retailers offering mountain-themed souvenirs, apparel, jewelry, and more. Get outfitted for your water or land-based adventure with gear outfitters that have everything you’ll need to have fun and be safe. The historic district, Mountain Village, and other locales around town give you the chance to ‘shop local’ for everything you need and want during your epic fall or summer getaway.
Go where your feet, a bike, or your rental vehicle can’t go when you go on a 4×4 off-road adventure. There are several companies that provide off-road experiences in Telluride and the surrounding area. Some companies offer the classic open-top Jeep vehicles, while others offer alternatives. Your 4×4 adventure may be experienced from a specially made Chevy truck that has been customized for a smoother ride and optimum safety. Another option may be the Swiss Army “Pinzguaer” – a mountain vehicle with 14 inches of ground clearance, low gearing, and narrow width – the best characteristics for an off-road vehicle. Visit destinations like Imogene Pass, Tomboy Ghost Town, Ophir Pass to the ghost town of Alta, Black Bear Pass and more. Most companies offer half-day trips that are approximately four hours in length, or longer excursions. If you’re an experienced off-roader and want to explore beyond the guided tours, rent your own off-road vehicle and take your own route. For a romantic atmosphere, go for a sunset ride. Off-roading is one of our favorite things to do in Telluride in the fall and summer for a group outing.
Go vertical during your Telluride summer or fall adventure. Climb the jagged peaks and extensive wall faces of the San Juan Mountains! It’s full of climbing and bouldering routes. You can follow in the footsteps of legendary climbers Lynn Hill or Charlie Fowler, making it one of the premiere destinations for climbing. Get your feet wet at Adventure Rock in Mountain Village, a man-made climbing boulder located in Conference Center Plaza and is open daily during the summer. Encounter various problems that challenges novice as well as experienced climbers.
Get your feet off the ground during your Telluride adventure. Take to the skies and paraglide over the Telluride valley and see the breath-taking scenery as the birds do. Tandem paragliding experiences are provided by Telluride Paragliding and are staffed by USHPA certified instructors. If you enjoyed the single ride and are in town a while, choose to take lessons. Come back when there’s snow on the ground and try your hand at speed riding. Speed riding, which brings you closer to the terrain below your feet combines paragliding and skiing. The activity is part of the lessons you can choose that last 7-10 days. The basic paragliding lesson, which will earn you a P2 rating, is modified with speed riding in mind. Only expert skiers dedicated to first learning paragliding should enroll.
No matter when you’re here, you’ll be able to enjoy classic cinema. The Palm Classic Cinema Series offers a series of classic movies each quarter of the year. Each quarter’s series has its own theme, focused on a specific year or era. In 2019, one quarter’s theme was movies from 1969. It included movies such as True Grit, a John Wayne film. The film has some Colorado ties, as parts were filmed in the towns of Ouray and Ridgway. Courtroom scenes were filmed at the Ouray County Courthouse. Shows are free, but a donation to the Palm Arts Programming Fund is appreciated.
Mountain Village Adventure Center
The Mountain Village Adventure Center offers mountain fun and adventure for kids during the summer months. They’ll enjoy a bungee trampoline, experience what it’s like to pan for gold at the mining sluice in Heritage Plaza at the base of the Mountain Village Gondola and walk away with a bag of ‘pay dirt’, a sluice box and gem identification card for participating at the multi-level sluice station.
Telluride and Mountain Village offer a selection of many and varied court sports. Enjoy basketball, tennis, racquetball – also known as paddle tennis, and sand volleyball. Play basketball, tennis, and sand volleyball are available at Telluride Town Park. Paddle Tennis is available in Mountain Village by reservation.
Anglers will find themselves in paradise in Telluride. Known for some of the best trout streams in the Rocky Mountains, including in a variety of lakes, ponds, and alpine creeks, Telluride is the place to cast your next line. To find the best spots, enlist the knowledgeable local guides to help. Choose a float fishing trip or access private waters. Before your outing, make sure to obtain a Colorado fishing license, available at most sporting goods shops, and ask about the “Colorado Fishing Proclamation” for possession restrictions of various species of fish. To make excursions fun for everyone, protect the river corridors by avoiding trampling plants or causing erosion of banks that are home to the fish. Guides can teach you proper catch-and-release tactics and advise anglers to handle fish with wet hands that are free from sunscreen and bug spray, which can damage the trout’s natural protective coating.
Trade your mountain bike for a horse and explore the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Enjoy the mountain vistas, breath-taking views, wide open views, as you venture along the trails and rejuvenate your spirit. Choose from an overnight or afternoon guided ride through the forests and meadows or add on the experience of a chuck wagon dinner ride.
There’s plenty of action and adventure to keep you busy during your Telluride getaway, but you don’t want to forget to just relax and unwind for a while. Book some time at one of the local day spas and pamper yourself from head to toe. Enjoy a detoxifying and rejuvenating facial, body scrub, wrap, or other treatment. Enjoy a massage, from lymphatic massage, Himalayan salt stone massage, and a menu of others. Don’t forget your hair and nails and choose a spa that includes salon services and mani/pedi services. Ask about couple’s experiences, and special treatments for men. In between all your Telluride summer and fall activities, a spa day is sure to help you relax!
Even when there’s no snow on the ground, the gondola operates. The unique transportation system takes guests on a scenic ride up the mountain, for free! The ride is eight miles and last 13 minutes. The gondola ride has even the made list of Telluride’s most Instagram-worthy spots. The stunning scenery makes this one of the most romantic Telluride fall activities—those leaves are breathtaking!
Telluride is known for its many festivals, including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival – a festival celebrating all things Bluegrass music and culture. Immerse yourself in intimate master workshops, songwriting contests, and showcases. Enjoy late-night concerts and more over the four-day event. The Telluride Jazz Festival celebrates all things Jazz, including showcases, live shows, and plenty of other events. The RIDE Festival is a three-day music event that celebrates music of many kinds. Past acts include Pearl Jam, Steve Earle, and many others.
There are two festivals that celebrate the cinematic culture of Colorado, Telluride, and all around the globe. MountainFilm attracts around 85 of the top independent films from around the world. The three-day event is full of film screenings, critiques, guest presentations from filmmakers, symposiums, on film creation and theory, and more. The Telluride Film Festival is a great way to end the summer. Screenings, panels, special events, and more fill the weekend and keep you busy and engrossed in films. Keep a lookout for A-list celebrities, too.
Music and film aren’t the only things celebrated in Telluride. The Telluride Balloon Festival kicks off the summer festival season. You’ll see dozens of handcrafted hot air balloons launch from Telluride Town Park and glide down the valley. Saturday night features a “glow” night when balloon owners fire up their balloons along Main Street and envelop downtown Telluride in their light. The Telluride Wine Festival gives wine enthusiasts a great reason to visit Telluride in the summer. You can indulge in wine and culinary masterpieces through dinners, luncheons, pairings, classes, and more. Relax and rejuvenate this summer at the Telluride Yoga Festival. Yogis of all levels will experience mentorship, learning, and revitalization through classes, guided meditation, guest speakers, and special events. Come in the fall and enjoy great music and craft beer at the Blues & Brews Festival. Combine great music and great brews for an experience like no other. The event is for guests 18 and older. Music performances take place at venues throughout town, and the “Grand Beer Tasting” is the highlight of the event, with over 50 microbreweries serving up over 150 unique brews.
Summer Satisfaction and Fall Fun in Telluride
When you stay in home by Vacation Telluride, you’ll enjoy easy access to amazing shopping, dining, and the many year-round attractions. We offer a variety of vacation rental properties, allowing you to find the perfect place to stay. Choose from a cozy one-bedroom condo for a small family or sweetheart getaway, all the way up to a five-bedroom home for a group or family reunion. Relax in a private outdoor space like a patio or balcony and curl up for a good night’s sleep in a private bedroom. Choose a premium rental for extras like a gym to keep up on your workouts, hot tub to relax tired muscles, media room, stainless steel appliances, and much more. Enjoy a stress-free, worry-free stay, knowing that we clean and sanitize units between each stay. Your unforgettable Telluride fall or summer vacation packed with memories to last a lifetime starts in one of our vacation homes. Contact us today to learn more about the many things to do in Telluride in summer and fall and start planning your Telluride adventure!
Finding the perfect stay when visiting Telluride has never been easier thanks to our selection of unique properties found in and around the town. We offer gorgeous properties for rent, privately owned homes with their own set of amenities and special features. These homes come in a variety of sizes, including large houses that can sleep extended family under a single roof. We also offer smaller settings that are perfect for traveling couples or a small family spending time together. Our Buena Vista at Riverside property is one such rental that offers just enough space for you to relax in peace during your stay in Telluride. Take a look at what this unique Riverside property has to offer you:
Modern Condo Living
Riverside is one of our many condo properties right here in Telluride. While these condos are limited in the number of bedrooms each one has to offer, they still feature plenty of space and great features. Buena Vista offers two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa, easily allowing up to 6 guests to stay at once in this desirable property. Riverside is adjacent to Beaver Pond and has unobstructed views of the mountains. There is no better view in town than from the patio at Buena Vista at Riverside.
Buena Vista at Riverside features an open floor plan that lets guests take advantage of all the space it provides. The home is decorated with a natural wood theme with cabinetry and flooring. As guests enter the home, they will be greeted with the warm ambience of the property and be led into the primary living areas. Here you will find the kitchen, dining area, and living area to all be connected, allowing the family to spend time together during the trip. Heading back to the living area, guests will be treated with a spacious leather sectional that offers plenty of seating space; don’t forget the sectional features a pull-out sleeper, allowing two more guests to stay with you. A large flat screen TV will offer plenty of programming options to watch. A fireplace stove can be found in the corner to help keep the room heated, especially during the colder winter season. Best of all, you will have direct access to the back patio, where the views are simply unbelievable. Cascades and streams will be in direct view of the home, offering the perfect backdrop as you relax in Telluride.
Back inside, guests will fall in love with the modern, luxurious kitchen that Buena Vista at Riverside has to offer. The natural oak cabinetry pairs perfectly with the natural wood flooring found around the rest of the home. The appliances have the same natural oak design as the cabinets, allowing them to perfectly blend in with the room. Modern lighting and a beautiful tile backsplash complete the design for the room. Guests will have access to essential cookware to help them create meals on the fly during their stay. Once you do have a meal ready to go, head over to the spacious dining room table that has seating for everyone staying at Buena Vista. You can easily see why guests will be spending most of their time during their stay at Buena Vista in this sprawling living space.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
You will find there is plenty of comfort to be found inside the bedrooms at Buena Vista at Riverside. The master bedroom suite has everything you need for a comfortable night of sleep. You will find a plush king mattress, a flat screen TV, massive closet, and direct views of the San Miguel River just outside of the window. The en suite bathroom features a separate soaking tub along with an adjacent standing shower. Just down the hallway, you will find the second bedroom with a plush queen bed. The second bathroom with natural stone décor for the home is just a few steps away for quick access. You will find that a comfortable night of sleep is waiting for you at Buena Vista at Riverside.
As mentioned, the Riverside community is nearby plenty of wonderful outdoor activities. Take the free gondola around the corner to make it to the top of Bear Creek Trail. You will also find direct ski access at the base of the gondola. Try your hand at fly fishing in the creek just steps away. Whatever outdoor activities you love, you are sure to find them here during your stay at Buena Vista at Riverside.
Book Your Trip to Telluride
Buena Vista at Riverside is just one of many fantastic properties we feature here in Telluride. Reserve your favorite property today for best experience possible!
There is something about summer nights that lend themselves to the wonders of outdoor concerts, and if you find yourself contemplating a vacation in Telluride the first week of July, we are offering a little something extra that may give you the gentle nudge towards booking the getaway! The RIDE Festival 2021 is an outdoor music festival that takes place in the shadows of the pine trees climbing up the slopes of the San Juan Mountains and in a variety of local venues. Lasting 10 days and featuring the creative talents of over 20 musical artists and bands, this festival has been an important part of the summer landscape since its beginnings in 2012!
How to Best Enjoy the RIDE Festival 2021
There is no wrong way to enjoy the show! You can purchase a single-day pass (the 4th of July shows promise to be spectacular), a weekend pass, a week pass, or a pass that encompasses every day of the 10-day event, which runs from July 2 through July 11th. The performers are an exciting mix of up and comers and seasoned veterans, but do not do yourself a disservice and only attend the performances of your favorite performers; some former up and comers of the RIDE Festival include Pearl Jam, Widespread Panic, and Thievery, and if you only watch the ones you know, you may miss out on the beginnings of a megastar group!
Bring your lawn chairs, your picnic blankets, and spend hours upon hours in the shadow of the mountains, listening to the music that makes your toes tap and your fingers snap, and if you choose not to spend every minute of the festival following the music, you can spend your off hours enjoying the wonders of our favorite mountain town. The festival gates open at 10 AM every day, ending at 11 PM every day except Sunday, and if you aren’t super interested in purchasing passes, but still want to hear the music, consider volunteering at some of the venues and earn a general admission weekend pass to the show! The NightRIDE venues (the nighttime concerts) include the Sheridan Opera House, Wood Ear, and Moon at O’Bannon’s, and if you haven’t purchased a festival pass, you can still attend these events by paying a cover fee.
The Magic Continues
As lodging sponsors for the RIDE Festival, we are proud to provide the best rental property options in the area! When the last note has faded away into the night, coming home to the luxurious comforts found in our Accommodations in Telluride mountain properties will add a little extra sparkle to your getaway. Reserve yours today!
As the summer holidays roll around, you may find yourself with some extra vacation days and an urge to explore the cool mountain towns in Colorado. If your journey finds you headed in the direction of Telluride in late June, early July, the Plein Air Festival promises to be an event that will make you wonder why you haven’t been this way sooner! Taking place from June 28th through July 4th, the 20 to 25 artists taking part in this festival are destined to make you fall in love with an art form you may not have recognized before now.
What Is Plein Air Art?
Coming from the French expression “en plein air,” which translates into, “in plain air,” this type of art is just that: masterpieces created in the great outdoors. This unique festival offers the opportunity to watch masters at work as you explore the wonders of our town. This artform became famous in the middle of the 1800s, and some of the world’s famous painters took the art style and made it their own, including Claude Monet, William Merritt Chase, and Mary DeNeale Morgan. What you will find is some of today’s top artists creating beauty out in the fresh air as you shop, hike, and play.
During the last three days of this festival celebrating plein air, the pieces the artists worked on so fervently during the early portion will be judged and then auctioned off to eager buyers. Perhaps you will find that you and your family earned a place of honor on one of the paintings, and even if you are unable to purchase the piece you star in, you will forever have the bragging rights of being a plein air artist’s subject during the Telluride Plein Air festival of 2021! If you do manage to snag a portrait, you can feel good knowing that 40% of the sales made during this wonderful event will go to the Sheridan Arts Foundation, to help encourage and support future plein air artists.
All the Comforts of Home
All this wandering around town is guaranteed to make you tired and ready for some rest and relaxation, and our Accommodations in Telluride mountainside escapes offer the perfect way to end each day of your stay! Luxurious, comfortable, and designed to be an integral part of your vacation experience, our properties will make your getaway shine. Reserve yours today!
The summer season is finally here, and with it comes plenty of opportunities for you to get out and explore. Our beautiful travel destination hosts a variety of events and activities all summer long. This includes the 4th of July holiday, around which Telluride hosts some exciting events. Although popular 4th of July festivities such as the annual parade, Fireman’s Fourth of July BBQ and the fireworks have unfortunately been canceled, there is still much to enjoy when you plan a visit to Telluride for 4th of July—especially as this year, most travelers will have a three-day weekend! Take a look at all of the fun and excitement you can find when you celebrate 4th of July in Telluride this year:
Telluride Plein Air Festival
There are plenty of exciting events going on around Telluride on the 4th of July. The Sheridan Arts Foundation hosts an incredible Plein Air Festival right here in town. The Telluride Plein Air Festival is scheduled to take place from Jun 28th through July 4th. Approximately 25 renowned artists will be on hand creating their beautiful outdoor artwork. At the conclusion of the festival, the artists’ work will be up for grabs in a three-day-long sale. This is a great way to see unique works of art, especially if you arrive in Telluride a few days before the 4th of July.
Another incredible festival taking place around the 4th of July is the annual Ride Festival right here in Telluride. This popular music festival has been taking place in Telluride since 2012 and has drawn in thousands of music fans each year. The selection of rock and roll music is specifically curated to highlight local and state level talent. This year’s lineup of music artists includes Black Pistol Fire, Yola, Joan Osborne, Citizen Cope, Warren Haynes, and Rival Sons, among many more. All of the performances will be spread out from July 2nd through the 11th. The venues for the festival include the Sheridan Opera House, Palm Theater, Transfer Warehouse, and more. Simply purchase a Ride festival ticket to gain entry to each of the shows every day of the event. Don’t pass up on a chance to see some incredible live music, especially after a year without it!
Summer Activities in Telluride
While you are in town for the 4th of July, take advantage of all the summer activities in the area. Head out for some incredible mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, and white water rafting. You can also explore with 4×4 or horseback riding tours that will take you around the area. There is plenty to see and do in and around Telluride especially if you are an outdoor enthusiast!
Enjoy All the Fun in Telluride
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the 4th of July here in Telluride this summer season. Book your vacation rental today for the most comfortable stay in Telluride yet!
Seeing all the wonderful features and Telluride attractions can be difficult if you do not know where to look. Luckily, there are a variety of tour companies right here in the area that offers thrilling tour experiences. You can finally say you have seen all there is right here in the Telluride area when you take one of these tours!
Telluride Horseback Adventures
During your stay in Telluride, you may catch a glimpse of majestic horses being ridden along the trails. If you have ever wanted to try horseback riding for yourself, look no further than Telluride Horseback Adventures. This local outfitter is highly experienced in horseback riding for beginners and experienced riders. Their in-depth tours will take you out onto the beautiful Telluride trails for one to two hours. If there is anywhere, in particular, you want to see, just let them know and a customized pack trip can be planned! Telluride Horseback Adventures is perfect for all ages and is a fantastic way to see the trails from a whole new level.
The summer season offers exhilarating tours of Telluride that are guaranteed to light up your trip. Horseback riding is not the only fun and excitement you can find yourself getting into during your stay. Telluride Outfitters is one of the top rental companies right here in Telluride that can supply you with stand-up paddleboards or Jeep rentals. However, they also offer thrilling summer tours that you cannot pass up. Join one of their RZR tours that explores the Southwest Colorado outback. The Polaris RZR is basically a golf cart that is outfitted like a Jeep. You will be able to explore the hundreds of miles of trails as you are guided by a professional driver. Book your tour with a single driver in each vehicle or load it up with three passengers. Either way, the tour will give you two hours out on the trails with transportation to and from included.
Telluride Offroad Adventures
If checking out the beautiful scenery is your top priority when visiting Telluride during the summer make sure you book a tour with Telluride Offroad Adventures. Guests of their tours will ride in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle that will take them up to the highest hills in the area. These vehicles are designed to take on the toughest terrain and will provide one heck of a time. Telluride Offroad Adventures offers a variety of tours to choose from too. For a short two-hour tour, you have plenty of destinations from which to pick, including Ophir Pass, seasonal waterfall tours, Alta Ghost Town, and more. Half-day and full-day tours takes you out into the wilderness even further to explore Black Bear Pass or Imogene Pass. Private and custom tours are also available to those looking to maintain social distancing during their visit.
Mild to Wild
Telluride is home to the San Miguel River that is just a short drive away. This river is known for thrilling white water rafting adventures that are guaranteed to make a splash during your day. Mild to Wild is a local provider of all things white water rafting. The San Miguel River is a high-speed trip that is complete with twisting canyons and red rock walls. Their white water rafting experiences are perfect for ages 8 and up. Available white water rafting excursions include half-day, full-day, and even two- and three-day river experiences.
Not all tours in and around Telluride have to be high-flying adventures. Instead, they can be peaceful and relaxing experiences to help you enjoy your time here even more. Telluride Outside is the top guide service for fly fishing here in Telluride. The San Miguel River and other local streams offer some of the best trout fishing in the state. Tours can even take you over to Uncompahgre River or Upper Dolores River. Public and private fly-fishing tours will take you to the best watering holes where you are practically guaranteed a big catch. Similar to other tours in Telluride, this tour is offered by the half- or whole-day availability. All gear will be provided to you during your tour so you can leave everything at home; this also includes the necessary leases you need at the river! Let their experts show you how to have the best fishing journey yet.
Enjoy Your Trip to Telluride
As you can see, Telluride offers all kinds of fun and exciting tours you can enjoy throughout the year. Our luxury vacation rentals will keep you comfortable during your stay. The locations will keep you close to prime activities, including these tours. Come see why Telluride is a top vacation destination right here in Colorado.
There has never been a better time to look ahead at the adventures that await you in Telluride. The summer season is just around the corner, bringing about new opportunities for fun and excitement after a year where many did not travel. Telluride is the perfect spot to start off the summer. Between the cool yet warm temperatures, exciting indoor and outdoor activities, and our comfortable vacation rentals, you can have a memorable time. Take a look at some of our favorite early-summer activities right here in Telluride:
Ask any local in the Telluride area what the most popular summertime activity is and they will always tell you hiking. It is so easy to walk out of your vacation rental and head to a nearby trail. Telluride offers beautiful scenery all around, and even some less-traveled hiking paths. Enjoy a flat hike with no incline or a climb up to the summit of nearby peaks. New visitors should always hit the trails prepared and have water, a trail map, and sunscreen on hand just in case. Visit Telluride’s Visitor Center where you can get a hiking guide that provides maps of the 90+ hikes in the area. A local favorite is hiking up to Bridal Veil Falls where a 365-foot waterfall can be found at the end of the trail.
Telluride is located in the valley of the San Juan Mountains where you can find extensive wall faces perfect for rock climbing. Popular rock climbing areas near Telluride include Ophir Wall, Pipeline, and Via Ferrata. If you are new to rock climbing, make sure to start out at Adventure Rock located in Mountain Village. This artificial climbing boulder is open daily from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and lets you get your footing. Local organizations that can take you on a guided rocking climbing tour include San Juan Outdoor Adventures and Telluride Mountain Club.
Did you know that golf balls are known to fly further in the air when you are at a higher elevation? If that’s the case, you can expect your best game when you golf right here in Telluride. Head over to Telluride Golf Course where an 18-hole golf course is waiting for you. The majestic mountains surround this course, giving you beautiful views from start to finish. Sunset and twilight times are available so you can play while the sun sets in the background. Telluride Golf Course has everything you need from private lessons with the pros, luxury golf carts, and a full-service shop with plenty of new gear. Telluride Golf Course typically opens in early May just in time for the start of the summer season.
Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Telluride is close to a variety of lakes including Alta Lakes and Woods Lake. You can relax on the water with a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, also known as a SUP. Explore the water at your own pace as you put in a light workout paddling around the lake. Local shops offer rental gear, so you do not need to worry about bringing anything from home. After you have mastered the still water of the lakes you can head over to the San Miguel River for additional flow. The early summer season is the perfect time to cool off with time by the water!
Gondola Ride to Mountain Village
Just because it is not winter does not mean you cannot take advantage of the running gondola right here in Telluride. Gondola rides up to Mountain Village are always free and giving you elevated views of the valley. The cabin can easily fit the family so you can watch down below together. Once you get to Mountain Village you can find a variety of restaurants and shops to peruse. Expect delicious food and high-end shopping for a great time.
Telluride Bike Park
Starting in early June you can enjoy the unique services and clinics offered at Telluride Bike Park. This local experience lets you take to the area’s elevated bike paths with the help of local riders. Telluride Bike Park offers a variety of clinics that can train you to become a master rider in little time. They also provide mountain bike rentals so you can hit the trails right away. There is no better way to see the mountains while exploring interconnecting trails at Telluride Bike Park.
Plan Your Summer Getaway to Telluride
As you can see, Telluride is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground during the summer season. Get here at the start of the season to beat the late summer crowd and enjoy some cooler temperatures. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable throughout your stay and nearby all of these exciting activities.
Visitors know that Telluride is a top Colorado destination which you can visit any time of the year. Having the perfect adventure in Telluride all starts with the perfect vacation rental for your stay. Bachman Village #19 is a full-size home that is wonderfully inviting. You will immediately notice this house with its white paneling and foam green trim on the exterior. The property offers mountainside views throughout. Beautiful pine trees decorate the yard, giving you the perfect Colorado feel. This unique property is a hot commodity all year long with our guests. Let’s take a look at what is waiting for you inside this welcoming home:
First Level – Luxury Home
Bachman Village #19 features multiple levels to fit everything under one roof. The primary level to the home is where you will spend most of your time in. As you walk into the home, you will immediately notice the vaulted ceiling that provides a sense of space. The home is decorated with rustic Colorado décor such as historic skis and posters. Natural wood flooring is found all throughout the primary level. When you walk into the spacious living area, you will notice the comfy black leather sofa and chair that stand out among the natural wood décor of coffee tables and paneling. A black frame fireplace lets you warm up even on the coldest of nights up here in Telluride. You will also find a large flat-screen TV right above the fireplace letting you keep up with any shows you have been following. Simply look to your left out of the vaulted windows that give an incredible view up the mountainside.
Behind the living area, you will find a spacious dining room that features enough room to sit down 10 individuals at once. The kitchen to the side features black iron framing that pairs perfectly with the natural wood flooring and paneling. An extended kitchen bar also lets four individuals sit down for a quick meal or watch on as parents cook up a storm. The kitchen itself is incredibly spacious, allowing more than one person help out with the meal. You will notice the black granite countertops on one side and natural wood countertops on the other. Stainless steel appliances provide everything you need to help you make the meal in no time.
Last but certainly not least is the patio deck featuring a BBQ grill so you can have the perfect summer cookout. The patio faces south letting you get in even more beautiful views of the area. A half bath can be found inside so everyone does not have to go upstairs to use the restroom.
Upper Level – Master Suite
The primary renters will absolutely love the master suite found on the second level of Bachman Village #19. This huge room offers a king size bed with comfortable linens. The ceilings are adjacent with the vaulted roof providing a triangle shaped top. Vaulted windows continue the theme of incredible views no matter where you are in the home. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combo and dual sinks.
Ground Level – Remaining Bedrooms
Bachman Village #19 features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in total. The remaining three bedrooms can be found on the ground level. Everyone else in your party will find all the comfort of home here in the ground level. You will find a bedroom with dual twin beds, one bedroom with two separate sets of bunk beds, and a third bedroom with a king size bed and private bathroom. Guests of this third bedroom will be delighted to open up their patio door and find quick access to Bachman Village’s hot tub. There is enough room for multiple individuals to soak up after an exciting day of exploring Telluride. An additional bathroom can be found on this level with public access to the rest of the home.
Getting Ready for Bachman Village #19
As you can see, Bachman Village #19 is one of our most desirable homes right here in Telluride. Don’t forget your friendly pup, as this property is also pet-friendly with additional fees. Reserve this popular rental today before it is all booked up for your next travel season!
If you are looking for a great time to see Telluride for either the first time or another adventurous weekend, make sure it’s around Memorial Day. This upcoming holiday signals the start of summer and offers plenty of exciting activities for you to enjoy. Many families are being cautious when planning their long overdue vacation. Luckily, our safe practices and spacious rentals will help ease your concerns. Take a look at how your Memorial Day 2021 vacation getaway can look in Telluride:
Safe and Clean Rentals in Telluride
It has been one heck of a year, and most have us have not been able to travel in months. As life returns to normal across the country, we still want to be as safe as possible when traveling. This is especially true for lodging that sees many visitors throughout the year. We take your safety as our highest priority with our selection of fine rentals. Each vacation rental is professionally cleaned before your arrival so there is no risk of contamination. Every surface of the interior will be disinfected, making for the cleanest lodging here in Telluride!
Spacious Homes with Plenty of Room
Another great reason to visit Telluride this Memorial Day Weekend is the space each of our rentals have to offer. Local hotels offer little room for you and your family often making you book multiple rooms. Instead, reserve one of our vacation rentals that are full size homes. You will find spacious living areas, gourmet kitchens, and plenty bedrooms and bathrooms. Each room comes fully furnished and includes all the linens you will need. The kitchens have all the cutlery and cook ware you need to make you own meal if you are not comfortable with dining out yet. Kick back and relax in these spacious homes!
Luxury Rental Amenities Every Time
You will not be able to say no to a Memorial Day getaway to Telluride when you see what each of our vacation rentals come prepared with. Our vacation rentals have a variety of luxury amenities that make them stand out among the competition. You will find that each home comes with a unique style and not the cookie cutter display of hotels and resorts. Comfortable furnishings such as sofas and beds will ensure your stay is comfortable. Flat screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi can help you unwind with your favorite show. The bathrooms come with spacious tubs and the necessary toiletries you need. You will notice the yards offer plenty of space where the kids can run around and play. Patio decks offer room to sit out in the summer sun or cook up a BBQ. Some of our finest homes even feature game rooms, hot tubs, and are just steps away from local attractions. Now that is how you stay in style here in Telluride!
Outdoor Summer Activities
Memorial Day Weekend is when the summer season kicks into full gear here in Telluride. You will find an endless supply of fun and excitement when you visit around this time of year. Telluride is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground with plenty of options for entertainment in nature. There are nearly endless miles of trails just outside of the town. Hiking and biking let you explore the wilderness with incredible views of mountains, rivers, and lakes. The fish are always biting here in Telluride, so make sure to try your hand at some fly fishing. Local shops can help get you the supplies you need to reel up your own trophy catch! Try your hand at horseback riding with local purveyors. There are plenty of other fun ways to explore the outdoors than just on foot. Book an ATV tour where you can drive over hills and get a little extreme. Kayaks are the perfect way to explore Telluride by water; rentals allow you to find a kayak for a variety of hours. Don’t forget about the local golf courses and skate parks too. There is something for everyone outdoors here in Telluride!
Downtown Telluride Fun
Make sure to get out and explore the historic downtown Telluride during your Memorial Day stay. Main street offers up plenty of fun with several different shops and restaurants to browse. Local restaurants currently offer outdoor dining and take out services giving you plenty of ways to try their delicious food. Ride the gondola from downtown Telluride up the mountain for incredible views of the valley. There is no shortage of fun in Telluride this Memorial Day Weekend!
Every Memorial Day Weekend, Mountainfilm graces Telluride with a unique documentary film festival designed to highlight important environmental, political, and cultural issues, among others. These nonfiction films help drive awareness and effect change, but beyond that, Mountainfilm brings people together in a way few events truly can. The festival includes free community events, interactive talks, outdoor presentations, and much more. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has changed this year’s festivities, but you can still participate in Mountainfilm Online by purchasing an online pass from the festival website. While this year’s event will be mostly virtual, there will be a select few programs happening over Memorial Day Weekend in Telluride open via online reservation.
Book One of Our Memorial Day Rentals Today
The best way to plan for your safe and exciting Memorial Day trip is by reserving one of our exclusive rentals in Telluride. Our outdoor paradise offers plenty of fun under the sun. Get ready for your best Memorial Day celebration yet!