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.
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!
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.
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!
Now that the summer season is in full swing it is time to look for the perfect vacation getaway. Give yourself some time by exploring the many options you will have right here in Telluride. Our vacation homes in Telluride are the perfect spot to enjoy some wonderful summer activities. One of the best times to visit in summer is near the end of Labor Day weekend. Labor Day 2022 in Telluride has plenty for you to celebrate with right here in the city. Take a look at how to Spend Labor Day 2022 in Telluride:
Telluride Film Festival
One of the biggest events that takes place in Telluride each year happens to fall on Labor Day weekend. Get ready for an exciting weekend with the Telluride Film Festival that happens every Labor Day weekend. Past years have been virtual events due to the pandemic but returned to an in-person festival experience last year. The 2022 Telluride Film Festival is expected to be at its finest once again with the town tripling in size. Join the thousands of other film buffs as they experience four days of film premiers and guest presentations. The 2022 Telluride Film Festival will feature guest directors with award-winning filmmakers Kantemir Balagov and Kira Kovalenko. Their films have won a collection of awards allowing them to be some of the tops in the field. The Telluride Film Festival provides a variety of passes to purchase depending on what kind of events you would like to take part in. The Cinephile Pass allows you to see classic films that have been restored and select new films. The Festival Pass is the most popular pass for those who want to have unlimited choices for their selection. At this time passes for the 2022 Telluride Film Festival have been sold out however a wait list is available to join. Simply email email@example.com to inquire further. There are also opportunities to see some free things even if you don’t get a pass.
Outside of catching the latest films at the Telluride Film Festival you will also have a variety of summer activities to enjoy during your Labor Day weekend. Telluride offers some of the best ski slopes in the country. During the summer season, the snow has melted away allowing various hiking trails to open up. Perhaps the most famous trail to explore is Bridal Veil Falls. This relatively short trail will take you to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area. Hike up to mountain vistas with surrounding views of the entire area. Visitors can hike up to Bridal Veil Powerhouse for even better views up top. Bear Creek Trail is another popular trail that will have you walking alongside Bear Creek for beautiful forest views. You will eventually make your way to Bear Creek Falls to top it all off.
Hit the Local Breweries
Colorado is known for having some of the best craft breweries right here in the country. Make sure to cool things off during your Labor Day weekend stay by having a beer or two right in town. Telluride Brewing Company offers plenty of hand-crafted ales from lagers to IPAs. If you are looking for something a little harder make your way to Telluride Distilling Company. This local company offers hand-crafted spirits that can be used to make some delicious cocktails perfect for the warm summer weather. Don’t forget to arrive hungry too as they offer a menu that features a rotating wild game to try out. Come for the drinks and stay for the billiards and dart boards.
Try Some New Restaurants
Telluride is full of a variety of restaurants for you to try out during your Labor Day weekend plans. Fine dining has never tasted quite as good as it does at La Marmotte. This French cuisine restaurant has a creative menu with a romantic ambiance making it the ideal date spot. If you are looking for something the whole family will love, try out Smuggler Union Restaurant and Brewery. It features a gastropub menu complete with comfort food staples such as burgers and wings. Of course, being a brewery, they also offer hand-crafted beers for you to sip on too. Telluride has plenty of restaurants for you in the downtown block so simply take a stroll and see what entices you.
Find the Perfect Labor Day Vacation Rental
Of course, no Labor Day weekend trip will ever be complete without a vacation rental to keep you comfortable all stay long. We offer various vacation rentals in Telluride. Find a cozy and modern condominium in the downtown area. Or rent a spacious home where everyone in the family can have a room. Each of our vacation rentals offers luxury amenities to keep you comfortable all stay long too. Contact us for your Labor Day fun!
As the winter season continues on you may already be planning ahead for a romantic getaway with a loved one. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and finding the perfect getaway spot can make or break or romantic outing. Let us help you with this endeavor by showing you some of the romantic activities here in Telluride. Our vacation destination is the perfect spot to show your loved one how much you care for them. Each activity will help set your vacation getaway among all of the other possibilities out there. Take a look at some incredible things to do in Colorado for couples here in Telluride:
Ride on the Telluride Gondola
One of the most famous attractions in all of Telluride is the Telluride Gondola located in the downtown neighborhood. Riders will be able to see sweeping views on the gondola as they slowly ascend the mountain. This intimate journey lets you take in the beautiful views from the comfort of an enclosed cabin. You will be able to ride up to San Sophia Station that has an elevation of over 10,000 feet! Best of all, riding the gondola is always free! Once you are up at the top, take some time to explore Mountain Village.
Walk Around Mountain Village
This charming town features a variety of unique shops and restaurants to check out. Walk around hand in hand with your loved one as you peek inside each special shop. Grab a bite to eat as you gaze out at the incredible views. Allred’s is a great spot and is located at San Sophia Station. Black Iron Kitchen & Bar offers their signature fire tables that sets the mood for a romantic evening. A visit up to Mountain Village is always worth doing when visiting Telluride even during your romantic getaway.
Date Night at Sheridan Opera House
You can plan for a romantic date night with your loved one by stopping in the Sheridan Opera House for one of their many scheduled performances. This local theatre offers a variety of live events throughout the year including but not limited to live music, theatre productions, standup comedy, and so much more. This incredible theatre offers a luxurious setting that is perfect for any romantic outing here in the city.
Check Out the Local Waterfalls
Telluride is surrounded by hundreds of miles of beautiful hiking trails. Take your loved one out on the trails and find one of the many waterfalls in the area. Add a little romance to your hiking by making the trek to Bridal Veil Falls. The famous falls can be found on a 4-mile round-trip hike and offers stunning views that are practically begging to be in your photos.
Book a Romantic Dinner
Telluride is full of various restaurants that offer an intimate setting and delicious menu for your romantic date night. Find some of the best Italian food in the city at Rustico Ristorante. The rustic setting adds a hint of charm, and the food is prepared fresh daily. You never have had Italian food that was this authentic. Another great restaurant for a romantic dinner is La Marmotte. This fine dining restaurant offers authentic French cuisine and has a wine list that features bottles that can be paired with any entrée. The 19th century cabin setting offers a unique ambience not found anywhere else in Telluride. The menu is served as a three-course prix fixe menu, so make sure to come hungry. Last but not least is 221 South Oak, a New American restaurant that specializes in seasonal cuisine and entrees. You will find plenty of vegetarian friendly options along with an expansive wine list to choose from.
Book Your Romantic Stay in Telluride Today
As you can see, there are plenty of romantic activities waiting for you right here in Telluride. Start planning for your Valentine’s Day or general romantic getaway today. Our smaller vacation rentals offer luxurious amenities and cozy interiors that will keep you comfortable all stay long.
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!
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!
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.