Now that fall has officially begun, we can start looking forward to some thrilling events, especially with Halloween just around the corner. Halloween is best enjoyed with a variety of spooky yet family-friendly events. Telluride has plenty in store for the Halloween holiday this year, making sure families of all ages can join in on the fun. Take a look at some of the exciting Halloween events and activities you can enjoy right here in Telluride this year:
Telluride Horror Show
One of our favorite parts of Halloween each year is having the perfect chance to get caught up on some of our favorite scary movies. Telluride loves a good scary movie and has hosted the Telluride Horror Show for 11 consecutive years now. The 12th annual Telluride Horror Show is just around the corner and will be one of the best events yet. This horror film festival brings in attendees from all over the world to screen the latest and greatest horror films. This three-day festival features many movies that are being shown for the first time to the public. This year’s events include plenty of film screenings, special programs, special guests, and horror events that will keep you on the edge of your seats. This year’s Telluride Horror Show is scheduled to take place on October 15th through 17th for a spooky time that only telluride can provide.
Lamplight Cemetery Tour
Another spooky yet family-friendly activity that is perfect for any Telluride visitor to join in is the upcoming Lamplight Cemetery Tour offered by the Telluride Historical Museum. This spooky tour takes place at the Lone Tree Cemetery right here in town for a lamplight tour of the area. Your tour guide will provide a thorough history of some of the spooky events that have occurred throughout Telluride’s history. Many of the rugged locals who lived and worked in Telluride have been buried at this local cemetery. The Lamplight Cemetery Tour is scheduled to take place on October 16th, October 22nd, and October 30th at 6:00 PM for an hour-long tour. Guests need to register in advance for the tour by calling 970-728-3344. Guests are recommended to bring a flashlight for safety and also dress warmly for the occasion as the Telluride fall season can be chilly at night.
Ride the Gondola
The Halloween season is just not reserved for spooky events and activities. Make sure to take the time during your fall trip to see all of the wonderful colors of the leaves. Telluride is known for its incredible fall foliage that changes colors as the weather gets cooler. One of the best ways in the area to do just that is by riding the gondola. A ride aboard the gondola should be on your itinerary no matter the time of the year you visit. It is a free ride up to Mountain Village that takes you high above the treetops. This is the best way to see all of the trees and their changing colors. It even has handicap accessible and pet-friendly cars that allow for everyone to make the journey with you. The gondola is currently scheduled to operate daily from 7:00 AM to midnight (until 2:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays) up until October 17th. Don’t miss out on this must-see Telluride experience!
Another incredible way to experience all of the changing colors of the leaves and the cooler temperature around Halloween is by going for a hike. Visitors of Telluride do not even have to go far to find a local trail. The San Miguel River Trail starts right in the heart of Telluride and provides some incredible views. Additional trails that result in even better views of the canyon can be found at Jud Wiebe. More adventurous hiking can be found at Via Ferrata if you are ready for the journey.
Go Mountain Biking
Add a little speed to your fall and Halloween trip by enjoying some mountain biking out on the trails. Prospect Trail is perfect for the average rider and will take you all the way down to Mountain Village. Those who are more experienced will have a thrill when they head to Mountain Village Downhill Park and pick up speed. Telluride features plenty of local bike shops that offer daily rentals, so you do not have to bring yours from home.
Halloween Is Almost Here in Telluride
As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can enjoy a little Halloween getaway right here in Telluride. Make the most of your trip by reserving one of our vacation rentals right here in town. Expect a spooky yet family-friendly time when you pick Telluride!