If you’ve been dreaming of a mountain getaway, look no further for a destination than Telluride, Colorado. While towns such as Vail and Aspen may be more well known, Telluride just may be the best hidden secret in Colorado. With an epic ski season, breathtaking views, and waterfall-laden hiking trails that rival Colorado’s best, there are many reasons Telluride is making its way further onto the map. Consider these top reasons to visit Telluride for your next mountain getaway!
Ski or Snowboard Epic Slopes
With north-facing slopes that receive little direct sunlight throughout the winter, Telluride’s slopes retain their fresh powder throughout the season into spring. Telluride Ski Resort boasts a good mix of trails that cater to all levels, from beginner to advanced. And to top it off, you’ll spend much less time waiting in lift lines and enjoy fewer crowds on the slopes than in other popular Colorado skiing destinations.
Hit the Trails when you Visit Telluride
When the mountains are no longer laden with snow, Telluride transforms into a top hiking and biking destination. Hit the trails as you take in breathtaking mountain views and stunning waterfalls that dot the terrain in and around Telluride. Home to the tallest freefalling waterfall in Colorado, the hike to Bridal Veil Falls is one that is sure to take your breath away, both from the effort put in to get there and its stunning beauty.
Attend a Summer Festival
Telluride is known for its summer calendar packed with festivals. With entertainment events such as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival, and Telluride Film Festival, as well as unique events such as the Telluride Balloon Festival, there’s something for everyone on the calendar.
Experience Small-Town Charm
A stroll through the charming town of Telluride will reveal the absence of something that is commonplace in nearly every other American town – fast food restaurants and big box stores. Telluride has remained loyal to local businesses, staying true to its small-town roots and supporting the growth of original shops and restaurants. Enjoy eating and shopping local while in Telluride!
Ride the Free Gondola
Offering some of the most scenic transportation in the area, the free gondola ride from Telluride to Mountain Village takes 13 minutes and offers epic views of the box canyon and surrounding sheer mountain peaks. Along with being a practical means of transportation, a ride on the gondola is well worth the panoramic views alone.
Relax in Top Telluride Accommodations
From chic condos to luxurious mountain villas, the accommodations in Telluride are top-notch. Cozying up in a Telluride cabin adds yet another reason to visit Telluride!