While it is still the summer season you cannot schedule a vacation getaway too early. It has been a hot year in 2022 so if you are like us you are ready for some cooler temperatures. One of our favorite seasons to get out and explore Telluride is the fall. This time of year allows visitors to explore the many outdoor activities we have to offer. The fall season is also typically a quieter time of year for traveling allowing for less crowded activities. Take a look at some of our favorite Fall Activities in Telluride, Colorado 2022. 

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Fall Activities in Telluride, Colorado 2022

The fall season is a popular time of year for special events to take place in Telluride. This includes a variety of the events listed here: 

Telluride Blues and Brews 

One special occasion is our annual Telluride Blues & Brews event. This fun time is right at the start of the fall season bringing up all kinds of fun. This event is a multistage celebration that showcases a variety of music including blues, rock and roll, funk, indie, and more. The musical performances will also be paired with craft beer from local and national breweries. The Telluride Blues and Brews are not just for adults either; in fact, the kids will have plenty to enjoy including bungee trampolines, parades, bounce houses, and a climbing wall. Activities for all ages will include free yoga sessions in the morning, a 5k fundraiser race, arts and crafts, and plenty of food vendors. Don’t miss out on this incredible time taking place from September 16th through the 18th. 

Telluride Horror Festival 

Further into the fall season is our 13th consecutive Telluride Horror Festival taking place October 13th through the 16th. This exciting festival brings in some of the latest horror films from all over the world for an incredible gathering. Telluride’s unique theaters will be playing this incredible mix of horror, thriller, suspense, and sci-fi films for audiences who love the craft. This year’s lineup has over 20 full feature films and 60 short films. The Telluride Horror Festival is a must-see for all horror enthusiasts with our secluded mountain locale! 

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Check Out the Fall Foliage 

You will also find a variety of incredible fall activities such as leaf-peeping. The local foliage is a deep shade of green throughout the summer season. But as the temperatures begin to drop so do the leaves Check out the changes in colors as the leaves begin to turn beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow. Visitors can see the best views from the San Juan Skyway as it provides a sweeping view of the San Juan Mountains. Fall colors will start to show up in the trees around mid to late September and will continue for approximately three weeks. If you want to see the leaves from Telluride’s high country, simply book a 4×4 tour with local providers. These tours often go up into Imogene Pass and Tomboy Basin. Visitors can also hit the local hiking trails such as Ridge Trail and Telluride Trail for in-person views.  

Ride the Gondola 

You cannot visit Telluride during the fall and skip on an opportunity to ride up the gondola. This local attraction can be found right in the middle of Downtown Telluride and will take you up on an 8-mile ride that is absolutely free. There is a perfect way to get some incredible views in; take it at sunset for a romantic activity perfect for couples. Once you hop on the gondola you will be taken up to Mountain Village. This area of Telluride features a variety of unique shops and incredible restaurants to try out. You also won’t find any better views so come see why this part of town is our favorite! 

Hiking and Mountain Biking 

Take advantage of the cooler weather and hit the local hiking trails around Telluride. One of our favorites is Hawn Mountain Loop located on the outskirts of Telluride. This 6.9-mile hike starts from downtown Telluride and will take you up to Hawn Mountain Trailhead. The trail takes most individuals approximately 4 hours to complete and will show off beautiful rockwork in the mountains and a handmade rock staircase. This hike is also typically quiet during the fall allowing you to enjoy some privacy during the hike. Also, check out other nearby trails that include Elder Creek Trail Loop and Deep Creek Trail Loop. Most paths can be shared with mountain bikers so make sure to share the trail with everyone around you. 

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Book Today for Telluride 

There is plenty for you to see and do right here in Telluride this fall season. 2022 is shaping up for an incredible fall season full of exciting activities and events. Make sure to book one of our vacation rentals today for the best stay in Telluride. Contact us today!