Designated a National Historic Landmark District, Telluride is situated in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado 8,750 feet above sea level. Together with neighboring Mountain Village-home to the Telluride Ski Resort, the town attracts visitors time and time again because of the Old West charm, array of activities and annual events such as the Mountainfilm Festival, Telluride Balloon Festival, Festival of the Arts and Blues and Brews Festival.
Telluride things to do
Telluride Ski Resort
Given its 2,000 skiable acres, 115 trails, 309 inches of annual snowfall and an elevation of 12,570 feet, it's no surprise that the Telluride Ski Resort is a haven for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Visitors can also enjoy Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and more. Visit www.tellurideskiresort.com.
Telluride Ice Skating
Winter is not the same without spending some time the ice. Telluride offers three locations for skating including the pond near Heritage Village in Mountain Village, the outdoor rink and NHL regulation-sized indoor rink at Town Park in Telluride. Visit http://www.visittelluride.com/things-to-do/ice-skating.
Telluride Historical Museum
Inside a restore 1896 miners' hospital is the Telluride Historical Museum, where visitors will learn about the early days of the mining town, the Ute Indians and ski resort pioneers through fascinating exhibits, fireside chats and walking tours. Visit www.telluridemuseum.org.
As the Festival Capital of the Southwest, Telluride regularly hosts exciting public events throughout the year. Highlights include the Mountainfilm Festival in May, the Telluride Balloon Festival in June and the Blues and Brews Festival in September. Visit http://www.visittelluride.com/festivals-events.
Telluride Ice Climbing
Those who welcome a physical challenge might want to take on the alpine setting of the San Juan Mountains. The Bridal Veils Falls at 365 feet is considered one of the most difficult ice climbs in the United States. A complete list of rules, ice conditions and map are available by visiting www.sanjuaniceclimbs.com.