HEADLINES
TELLURIDE LODGING
New Sheridan Hotel
800.200.1891
Opened in 1891 just four years after Telluride was founded, the New Sheridan Hotel has been welcoming guests for over 100 years. Come see our new renovations this winter!
 
The Ice House Lodge
800-544-3436
combines Southwestern elegance with an old fashioned emphasis on comfort and service.
 

321 South Oak
970-728-9507

www.221southoak.com
For years, 221 South Oak has been renowned for its intimate atmosphere, incredible food, extensive wine list, friendly service and uncompromising quality.

 
Camels Garden
888-772-2635
Ideally situated on the San Miguel River yet only two blocks from the Main Street
 
Accommodations
in Telluride

866-754-8772
www.vacationtelluride.com
We are a small local lodging company staffed by some true old time locals Telluride is a special place and we would love to share it with you.
TELLURIDE
 
Telluride, Colorado
 
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Explore mountain vistas traveled by ancient Indian tribes. Journey along trails that were once the lifeline of a booming mining community. Scale 14,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains and gaze into neighboring states. Float the clear confluence of the San Miguel River and feel the power of moving waters. Telluride is a place where adventure abounds and nature is inspiring. Framed by the stunning beauty of the San Juan Mountains, Telluride is a magical outdoor playground. Surrounded on three sides by jagged rock, the town is tucked into a vibrant box canyon. Telluride Ski Resort hosts world-class skiing in the winter, and as spring arrives, roaring waterfalls and verdant green canyons dominate the landscape. During the heart of summer, explore mountain landscapes filled with colorful, native wildflowers. To complete the cycle, catch the spectacular show of fall as aspen leaves transform into golden colors.  Beyond the great outdoors, Telluride is also home to an active arts and cultural community. From performing arts and theatre to world-renowned plein-air painters and jewelry designers, a stroll along Telluride's main street is an adventure in itself. Indulge in the many summer festivals and peruse local crafts and the weekly farmer's market. Venture out to Telluride this summer.

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

RIGS Adventure Co.
888-626-4460 | 970-626-4460
565 Sherman Ste. 2 P.O. Box 2086 Ridgway, CO 81432
www,fishrigs.com
RIGS Adventure CO in Western Colorado features the finest Fly Shop , Fish Report, Gold Medal Fly Fishing Guide Service (Walk Wade & Float Fishing trips in Drift Boats), family Whitewater River Rafting Trips (Rafting & Kayaking), Stand Up Paddle Boards, River Tubes, Photo Tours, Boat Rentals and River Expeditions. RIGS is conveniently located in the picturesque Uncompahgre River Valley, minutes from both Ouray and Ridgway State Park (Pa-Co-Chu-Puk), nestled below the majestic San Juan Mountains in Ridgway Colorado - between Telluride, Ouray, Montrose, and Silverton in Western Colorado. The best of Southwest Colorado Adventure trips, in the prettiest part of the state! "SW Colorado's finest Fly Shop, Fly Fishing & Rafting Trips - since 2001"

Boot Doctors and Further Adventures
(800) 592-6883
We offer rafting, fly fishing, mountain bike tours and rentals as well as guided naturalist hiking tours. We can accommodate individuals, groups, or families. Our outdoor retail stores have the widest variety of gear, information, rentals and services in the area.

 

 Mountain Waters Descent
(800) 568-7238
The joy of floating down a river or being challenged by difficult whitewater has created an insatiable passion in us that we want to share with you. At MWR we have discovered the truth of the words of Confuscius, "choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."

 

4 Corners Rafting
970-259-4608
360 S. Camino Del Rio, Durango AND 223 E. Colorado, Telluride
www.raftingdurango.com
4 Corners Whitewater has two convenient locations in Durango and Telluride, Colorado. Both of these locations have bathroom facilities, safe areas to leave personal belongings and of course your outdooor shopping needs

 

Free Scenic Gondola
Ride the 13-minute gondola—the only transportation system of its kind in North America—that runs between the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village.

World-class Outdoor Adventures
Find scenic hiking and biking trails right outside the door. Float rapids in a whitewater raft or cast flies with an expert fly-fishing guide on the San Miguel River.

Festival Capital of the Southwest
Whether your passion is bluegrass, indie film or culinary delicacies, Telluride delivers over 30 acclaimed summer festivals and events in the mountains.

Bridal Veil Falls
Head up to Colorado's longest free-falling waterfall that drops 365 feet and also check out the Bridal Veil Power Plant, home to the first alternating current (AC).

Telluride Historical Museum
Head back in time to observe the challenges of mining life and the rise of alpine skiing.

Historic Walking Tours
Join a guided stroll along the streets of Telluride for a first-hand experience in historic architecture, legends and lore.

14,000-foot Peaks
With four "fourteeners" in the immediate region, Telluride has the highest concentration of 14,000-foot peaks in North America.

Telluride Outside
800-831-6230
Telluride Outside is Telluride's premier outdoor guide service, guiding FLY FISHING, RAFTING, 4-WD TOURS and MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS since 1984.

Paragon Outdoors, Further Adventures, Boot Doctors
650 Mountain Village Blvd
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-8954
At Further Adventures we pride ourselves with presenting high-quality, safe, environmentally-conscious, fun adventures. We make sure you are comfortable, well-fed, and grinning from ear-to-ear when you return. We offer a wide variety of naturalist tours along the multitude of trails that abound in the San Juan Mountain range. We can custom design each tour to meet your interests such as flora and fauna, waterfalls, geology, medicinal plants, history, general information about the area or other focus. Trips can be designed to also meet your level of fitness and adaptation to altitude. Whether you are a proverbial “mountain goat” ready to leap up the mountains or are just looking for more of a stroll in this magnificent landscape, we will make sure your tour matches your abilities.

 

See a full list of Things to do in Colorado

See the Royal Gorge Colorado Vacation Guide

See the Estes Park Colorado Vacation Guide

See the Fort Collins Colorado Vacation Guide

See the The Guide to Colorado Rafting

See the Colorado Camping Guide

See the Durango Silverton Colorado Train Guide

See the Leadville Colorado Guide
2014 EVENT SCHEDULE

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On-Going Events

Telluride Art Walk, The First Thursday Art Walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends.

The Wailers Celebrate "Legend", March 6, Sheridan Opera House

Red Ball Express, March 9, Telluride Ski Resort Nastar Course, over 100 gigantic red exercise balls will be rolled down the Telluride Nastar Course. Prior to the event, tickets are sold for only $5 and will allow the buyer to adopt two of the red balls. The first two balls down the course win that ticket holder $5,000

Telluride Tribute Fest,  Sheridan Opera House - March 13 - Zoso, The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience | March 14 - 40 Ounces to Freedom - Tribute to Sublime | March 15 - Gary Mullen and the Works: One Night of Queen.

Full Moon Relay, March 16, 2014, Base of Lift 4, Village Express, in Mountain Village, This fun race is mountain and snow activity centric

The Subaru Freeride Series, March 20-23, 2014

Telluride Conference Center Winter Music Series – Steel Pulse, March 20, Sheridan OPera House

The Telluride Backcountry weekend, March 28-30, 2014, The Telluride Backcountry weekend will provide you with the opportunity to learn and be confident with backcountry travel equipment, finding, accessing and determining travel routes and protocol with general avalanche awareness.

Telluride Ski Resort Closing date April 6, 2014

Mountainfilm in Telluride, May 21-26, 2014, Telluride Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America’s longest-running film festivals.

31st Annual Telluride Balloon Festival, June 6-8, 2014  is one of the smaller festivals, it is arguably the most beautiful of the season. Weather permitting, over a dozen hot air balloons launch from Town Park on the east end of town and sail down the valley landing about one mile out of town. The balloons launch at sunrise (between 6:45 and 7 am) and bystanders often get to help with the launch — and get a ride to boot!

Nate Soules Memorial Fun Run and Kids Carnival, June 14, 2014, Telluride Ready, set, Run.. Run, walk, or push a baby jogger for the 4.2 mile Nate Soules Memorial Fun Run. There is also a parent/kids biking division so you can run while your child bikes.

The 41st Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, June 19-22, 2014, Telluride The festival is built around the many artists that have defined the Telluride Bluegrass sound, as the weekend is sprinkled with inspired sets from Peter Rowan, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas,

Telluride Wine Festival, June 25-29, 2014

Telluride 4th of July Celebration, July 4, 2014, Telluride Come join the town of Telluride in our Fourth of July Celebration! The much loved 4th of July parade begins at 11 a.m. on Main Street (Colorado Avenue).

Telluride Yoga Festival, July 10-13, 2014, Telluride In the summer of 2007, in a beautiful little mountain town in Colorado an inspired Jivamukti Yoga Instructor, Aubrey Hackman had a vision.

Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run, July 11-12, 2014, Telluride The Hardrock 100 Endurance Run is a 100 mile run whose course makes a big loop through the San Juan Mountains of beautiful southwest Colorado: 100-miles which includes 33,992 feet of climb

Telluride Ride Festival, July 11-13, 2014, The 3rd Annual Ride Festival for a weekend of quality music in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado.

Telluride Art & Architecture Weekend, July 16-20, 2014, Experience the distinctive talent in the Telluride Creative District over a weekend of touring and tasting with Telluride Art & Architecture.

Americana Music Fest & Songwriter Showcase, July 16-19, 2014, Three nights of the best in Americana songwriters in the historic Sheridan Opera (plus a private VIP event on Wednesday).

Ah Haa Art Auction, July 18, 2014, For over 20 years, Ah Haa’s annual fundraiser has been the must-attend summer event.

Telluride Playwrights Festival, July 21-27, 2014, Telluride A laboratory for playwrights, actors, and directors where, for one week, dynamic, meaningful work is nurtured and refined.

Telluride Jazz Celebration, Aug 1-3, 2014, Telluride Telluride Jazz Celebration ranks among the world’s most memorable music festivals.

Telluride Chamber Music Festival, Aug 7-17, 2014

Telluride Top Chef, August 8, 2014, Mountain Village An annual Chef Cook-Off, Wine/Beer/Food Tasting benefiting The One-to-One San Miguel Mentoring Program.

TellurideMushroom Festival, August 14-17, 2014

Film Festival, August 20-Sept. 1, 2014, Each Labor Day weekend, the tiny mountain village of Telluride, Colorado triples in size.

Imogene Pass Run, Sept. 6, 2014, The Imogene Pass Run (IPR) is a 17.1 mile point-to-point mountain race within the western San Juan mountains of Colorado, run along a route which connects the towns of Ouray (7810 ft.) and Tellurid

Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Sept. 12-14, 2014, The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes place in Telluride Town Park, a renowned outdoor music venue with breath-taking mountain peaks for a backdrop.

Telluride WOW Festival , Sept 19-22, 2014, a health, fitness and wellness event that will bring world-class presenters, instructors and athletes to Telluride to lecture and hold fitness classes on the latest health, fitness, wellness, nutrition and medical trends.

Telluride to Desert Ride,Sept. 20, 2014, The Mountains to the Desert Ride is a grueling and rewarding, one day, bicycle ride from Telluride, Colorado

Telluride Horror Show, October 10-12, 2014, The 4th Annual Telluride Horror Show is a 3-day genre film festival in world-famous Telluride, Colorado.

 

 

FAST FACTS

1) In 1964, Telluride received the National Historic Landmark designation, making it one of only a handful of Colorado communities to receive this honor from the U.S. Secretary of Interior.

2) The Telluride Regional Airport is the highest commercial airport in North America, sitting at 9,078 feet above sea level

3) Butch Cassidy performed his first bank heist in Telluride at the San Miguel Valley Bank on June 24, 1889, escaping with roughly $20,000.

4) Telluride measures only eight blocks wide by 12 blocks long and is not inhabited by chain businesses.

5) For local expertise and hands-on customer service, book your summer getaway with Telluride Central Reservations by calling 800.245.2293.

WEATHER
Telluride summers are lovely. Escape the heat and sleep in cool mountain air at night. At 8,500 feet and nestled in the heart of the mountains, an occasional rain or snow event can be expected. We highly recommend packing warm layers, sunscreen, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes.

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