Telluride, Co., once a remote mining area, has become a destination (and home) for artists, skiers, celebrities, second homeowners, hippies, and just about any other type you could imagine. But that's what makes it so special.
Almost any outdoor adventure is at your fingertips here, although because of the rugged and steep terrain, many opt for popular four-wheel rides rather than mountain bike spins. One hair-raising route is Imogene Pass to Ouray where you'll pass the old Tomboy mine and fort at 13,114’. A hike every visitor should consider is straight out of town to 365 foot Bridal Veil Falls (Colorado's longest free-falling waterfall). Stream fishing is great along the Dolores or San Miguel Rivers. Of course, world-class skiing is available up the road or via a free pedestrian gondola to the Mountain Village and ski area. The free gondola runs in the summer and fall for easy access up the mountain and to Mountain Village.
Telluride has been coined the City of Festivals, the title pretty-much guarantees that any summer weekend you're likely to stumble on some happening. This mountain community's most famous fest is the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, which draws national acts to the outdoor amphitheater each June.
Region: Southwest Regional Information
County: San Miguel
Proximity to other towns: Located 290 miles from Pueblo, 11.5 miles from Ouray, 13.7 miles from Silverton, 15.3 miles from Ridgway, 22.6 miles from Rico
Elevation: 8792 feet
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