Things To Do In Telluride
This tiny town is known for big mountains and large music festivals. But what many may not know is that it’s the maverick, wild-west attitude of the folks in town that makes Telluride so special. And why people always come back for more. Prepare to travel back in time to a simpler place…but of course you’ll have an all-access pass to today’s contemporary comforts and state-of-the-art luxuries that are sure to push your vacation over the top.
Telluride is made up of two distinct areas: the “Town of Telluride” and “Mountain Village.” Down in the Town, Victorian houses border streets made for horse-drawn carriages and old-timey, cedar-lined saloons that are remnants of the wild western hamlet that once brought eager gold diggers to this precious-metal haven. Great for families and cultured travelers. Mountain Village is a more modern community with the most mountainside lodging and shopping options. Perfect for groups of die-hard skiers who want easy access to the slopes, or vacationers seeking a more posh experience.
What To Do
COME WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, OR FALL ~ THIS PLACE HAS IT ALL
So how do you see your vacation transpiring? Are you a snow bum looking to bundle up and speed down one of the country's best mountains? Maybe you enjoy the literal message of someone telling you to “go take a hike.” Or you could just be after cozy quarters where everything you like to do is leisurely with close proximity. Well, you’ve found your community.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Enjoy one of North America’s Top Rated Ski Resorts… and don’t forget to hike out to the back-county to see the hidden terrain that’s calling out your name. Learn More.
Leave your bobbers at home and learn how the true outdoorsmen do it. Learn More.
Get up close and personal with the rich history and lively nature all around you. Learn More.
HIKING & BIKING
Take to the ground and enjoy the fresh air as you explore the many mountains, rivers, and trails everywhere. Learn More.
Reach for the clouds on this vacation with a flight that takes you to new heights.
Say What’s SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) to the entire area on your stand up paddleboard along the San Miguel river or nearby lakes. Learn More.
It may say “BLUEgrass” in the title, but we’re sure you’ll be a happy camper at this annual event, no matter what kind of music you like. Learn More.
TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL
Leave Aspen for the snobs. This is where one-of-kind movies can be enjoyed by everyone. Learn More.
BLUES & BREWS
The only place in Telluride that will have you singing it, yet happily sipping it. Learn More.
WHERE TO EAT
YOU’LL NEVER LET YOUR TUMMY GO HUNGRY ~ AROUND THESE PARTS
When in town, you will have a plethora of dining options at your disposal. So much so, don’t get too insulted if your kids call you just that. Here are just of a few of the many places you can whet your appetite during your stay in this culinary corner of the country.
WALK RIGHT IN AND DIG IN
FLORA DORA SALOON
Soaring with elevated pub fare, you will be flying high in this historic building. Learn More.
BROWN DOG PIZZA
Gold medal award-winning pizza. Enough said. Learn More.
SMUGGLER'S BREW PUB
Bring the whole family because there’s fantastic food for all ages (and obviously a great beer selection for the adults). Learn More.
HEY, SAVE US A SPOT - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
OAK THE NEW FAT ALLEY
Great BBQ and more, like a vast kids menu in this local hangout hotspot. Learn More.
Fun and fine dining intertwine here, all with a relaxed feel that features modern twists on classic fare. Learn More.
This Steakhouse is located in the historic New Sheridan Hotel. As expected you’ll get shared sides and large portions, but with an experience all its own. Learn More.
221 SOUTH OAK
Chef Owner Eliza Gavin was on Top Chef a few seasons ago and she takes great care in crafting truly memorable meals that make dining an event. Learn More.
Beautiful Jewel Box of a restaurant. Just beware, it fills very quickly due to its size, extensive wine list and exquisite food quality. Learn More.
A touch of Italy well-suited for a romantic evening after the slopes. Learn more.
WHY LEAVE HOME? HERE ARE PRIVATE CHEF OPTIONS FOR DINING IN
Our Advice ~ On Preparing Accordingly For Your Wild Ride In Telluride
There are only 2 small grocery stores in town, so it is advisable for guests to do their grocery shopping at a large grocery store in either Montrose, Cortez, or Durango on your way in to be sure you have all you need. Aside from groceries, Telluride is full of small boutique shops, but options are limited. Prepare accordingly!
Planes, Trains & Automobiles ~ More Like Gondolas, Limos & Shuttles
Living In One Of The Highest Places In America ~ Pun Intended
Traveling With Children
We Love Our Kids, Too ~ Just Not As Much On Powder Days
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