Set amid forested peaks in the Rocky Mountains, former mining town Telluride is a delightful escape from the modern world. This Victorian-era town is the base of a popular ski-and-golf resort. In the historic district, you can check out the Sheridan Opera House, which dates back to 1913, or the Telluride Historical Museum, a converted hospital that chronicles the history of the area.
You’ll find plenty of independently owned stores in Telluride, as well as major name brands like Burton and Patagonia. You’ll find everything from art galleries to books to unique gifts and souvenirs. If you’re looking for souvenirs, you’ll be surprised to see that even the souvenir shops have a “free box” outside. And, if you’re looking for a great gift, you can’t go wrong with a handmade leather piece from Crossbow Leather, where local craftsman Macy Pryor handcrafts each and every item.
Located in a picturesque box canyon, Telluride is surrounded by steep, forested mountains. The town is crowned by the Bridal Veil Falls, and numerous weathered ruins from the old mining era dot the hillside. A free gondola connects the town to the Mountain Village, which is a popular shopping and dining destination. This picturesque mountain town is also a popular ski destination, and is known for its many festivals and arts events. The Hot Air Balloon festival is held annually on the first weekend of June.
The winter never-never land of Telluride is a magical place to visit. This former mining town has regained its frontiersman sensibility and is now a popular destination for visitors and residents alike. The enchanting mountain landscape provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. It’s the perfect spot to experience the soaring peaks of the surrounding peaks. And, if you’re looking for the ultimate adventure, you can’t go wrong with a local brewery.
The resort is also an ideal location for skiing. The Telluride Ski Resort is consistently ranked as the best ski resort in North America by Conde Nast Traveler. It offers uncrowded slopes and outstanding terrain for all skill levels. During winter, you can choose from a lift-served backcountry experience or hike-to terrain. You can also indulge in a variety of winter activities, such as fat-bike tours and sleigh rides.
The area has a lot to offer. Whether you’re into skiing or hiking, the town offers the perfect place to enjoy the sport. There are more than 150 ski slopes to choose from, so no matter your level of expertise, you’re sure to find something to enjoy. If you’re looking for a romantic destination, there’s no better place to stay. Located in the San Juan Mountains, the town’s scenic setting is the perfect place to unwind.