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Visiting TellurideSurrounded by 13,000 foot peaks, the Town of Telluride is full of rich history, exciting adventures, and a natural sense of peace. Founded in 1878, Telluride has a history as colorful as the Victorian homes that line its streets.
Nestled in a box canyon surrounded by majestic, 13,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains, the Town of Telluride is filled with colorful legends, over a century of history and Rocky Mountain spirit. Just six blocks wide and twelve blocks long, the National Historic District is a window into the town's illustrious past and a showcase of spirited individualism and community pride.
It's also a delight to explore, with its colorful Victorian homes, clapboard storefronts, boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, gourmet restaurants, historic buildings and much more. The heartbeat of an illustrious past lives on in Telluride's present...and its future.
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SUMMER -- FIND YOURSELF IN TELLURIDE FOR AWESOME ADVENTURES!!!
Summer festival season starts in late May with Mountain Film and continues until Blues and Brews in mid-September. Other festivals throughout the summer include Jazz, Bluegrass, Wine, 4th of July, and the legendary Telluride Film Festival.
Telluride is a great escape for any outdoor enthusiast. During the summer guests can enjoy the 50,000 acre natural spa that surrounds Telluride. Find yourself stepping back in history at the old Tomboy townsite or on top of the world at Imogene Pass. Toss your line into some of the finest fishing spots in the country. Race downhill on spectacular mountain bike trails and raft the last undammed river in Colorado -- only in Telluride!
Telluride is one of the finest fly fishing destinations in the country -- fishing three major rivers in the Telluride area: the San Miguel, Dolores and Uncompahgre, as well as several local lakes and alpine creeks. The local guides are excellent instructors and really enjoy teaching the sport at all levels of the game. Top-quality rental equipment is available for guests who need gear, including Scott and Sage fly rods, Ross reels and Simms breathable waders.
The San Miguel River offers excellent rafting just a few minutes from Telluride. Half-day trips cover approximately 9 miles of class II-III whitewater in about 2 hours in the beautiful Norwood Canyon of the San Miguel. Guided trips leave every morning and afternoon, with transportation departing from Telluride around 8:00 am and 1:30 pm respectively.
Telluride Outside offers half day 4-WD tours in Telluride’s magnificent San Juan Mountains throughout the summer months. Our most popular trip is the Imogene Pass/Tomboy tour (half or full day), which climbs to over 13,100 feet and passes through the famous mining ghost town of Tomboy. Knowledgeable guides do a great job with Telluride’s colorful mining history – guests really enjoy that part of the tour. The tours take place in beautiful new vehicles converted with special seating canopies for maximum comfort, safety and optimal viewing.
Mountain Bike Tours:
Local guides offer half day trip for mountain bikers of every ability. The most popular tour is a 17-mile downhill ride on the Galloping Goose trail. It’s a great ride, beginning at over 10,000 feet, winding around 2 sub-alpine lakes and descending into the beautiful South Fork Valley of the San Miguel River. The Galloping Goose is a beginner-intermediate trail, long enough to entertain advanced riders but easy enough for novice riders.
Telluride, of course, is known for incredible skiing, but has so much more to offer during the winter months. Any number of outfitters can get you into the snow-covered backcountry via helicopter, dog sled, snowmobiles or can provide you a guide for a day of backcountry skiing or even fly fishing! Closer to home guests can enjoy outdoor ice skating (both in Mountain Village and in the Town of Telluride), cross country skiing, snow shoeing, tubing and sledding. Be sure to ask your concierge about any of the above activities.
Do not hesitate to call one of our local concierges at 1-800-537-4781 for any questions or for help in planning your trip prior to Telluride.