Nestled up against a mountainside in the San Juan National Forest is the beautiful mountain town of Telluride where visitors will find plenty of stunning views from just about everywhere town. A town rich in history and culture, Telluride has a "hippie meets old west" vibe. Not only is the town famous for the incredible views, Bridal Veil Falls, and world-class skiing, but it has also has been the vacation destination of choice for celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, and many others. If you ever have heard of the song "Telluride" by Tim McGraw, it paints a pretty accurate picture of the town in the wintertime. Whether you are planning a day trip to Telluride from the western slope or you're staying in Telluride, this small mountain town offers plenty of beauty that will truly take your breath away.
Summit Elevation: 13,150 ft | Trails: 127 | Skiable Acres: 2,000+ | Vertical Drop: 4,425 ft | Lifts: 18 | Average Annual Snowfall: 309 inches
Since Telluride is fairly secluded from other mountain towns, there really is only one way into and out of Telluride: CO-145. The drive on 145 offers plenty of mountain and bluff views with beautiful mountain streams, red rocks, valleys, and wildflowers along the way. However, this drive can also be somewhat treacherous in the winter months without an all-wheel drive vehicle. From Montrose, follow US-550 south toward Ridgway and continue on to Highway 62 and then to CO-145. There is an option to fly right into Telluride through Mountain Village if you are willing to pay a premium on airfare for added convenience. Mountain Ski Trips can help you to plan your transportation to and around the town of Telluride.
Activities & Things to Do in Telluride
While skiing is perhaps one of the most popular activities in Telluride during the winter, there are still plenty of activities for the entire family all year long. Bridal Veil Falls is a well-known local attraction that is over 1,000 ft. elevation gain from town and consists of a stunning 365-foot high waterfalls. There are also plenty of other waterfalls that can be seen from this area so be sure to bring your camera. Telluride is also famous for its music festivals, with the Telluride Bluegrass Festival being the most popular. After a day of fun outside, visitors will find plenty of quaint shops in downtown Telluride. From coffee shops and spice shops to boutiques and a variety of restaurants, Telluride has something to please everyone.
Equipment Rentals in Telluride
There are a few different rental options in town where you can rent a broad range of outdoor gear. Christy Sports and Telluride Sports are probably the most well-known rentals shops in town that will help get you to your outdoor adventure faster. There are also options to have your gear delivered right to your vacation home. Contact us for more information regarding rentals and how we can help to make your vacation relaxing and stress-free.