Treat yourself to a mountain getaway where the air is crisp and clear, the people are few, and the activity options are many. Telluride, Colorado is an outdoor playground perfect for the adventurer no matter the season. Keep these tips in mind when planning your Telluride Vacation!
When to Go
The best times to head to Telluride are from mid-June to August and from mid-November to early April. These months offer the best weather and opportunities for outdoor activities. However, these are also the peak travel seasons in this small mountain town. While even during peak seasons you won’t find the crowds too thick, be sure to book flights, accommodations, and activities ahead. If you want to travel outside of peak time, consider a September getaway. This will leave you enjoying the warm weather and hiking options of summer, along with brilliant fall foliage.
What to Do
How you spend your time in Telluride drastically depends on the season in which you visit. In the winter, the slopes here are known for their ideal skiing and snowboarding conditions. During summer, hike and bike your way through the San Juan mountains enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. Hikes that culminate at spectacular vistas or waterfalls, such as Bear Creek Falls, are particularly rewarding. You don’t have to be a hardcore adventurer to enjoy the lively atmosphere in Telluride. This mountain town is also known for its great festivals, such as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. There are also shopping and dining opportunities downtown.
Where to Eat
You’ll find more culinary depth in Telluride than in the typical ski town. The dining options here range from deep dish gluten free pizza to Thai bistros to upscale steakhouses with lamb chops. For a no-fuss meal after a day on the slopes, grab pizza at Brown Dog Pizza, where award-winning pies are served up alongside cold beers. For a more intentional evening out, dine at 221 South Oak, where you can try some of Colorado’s famed game meats such as the elk chop.
Where to Stay During your Telluride Vacation
After a day on the slopes or an afternoon singing your heart out along with a bluegrass tune, be sure to have a vacation rental you’ll look forward to returning to. When it comes to accommodations, you’ll find everything from ski in/ski out condos to private mountain homes. At Accommodations in Telluride, we offer a wide range of upscale accommodations that will provide an ideal home base for your mountain getaway. Contact us for more information on Telluride accommodations or on how to plan your vacation in Telluride!