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Things to do in Telluride

Telluride is famous for its stunning natural beauty, incredible outdoor activities and thriving cultural scene. I grew up in Telluride and continue to call it home. Now, I love helping others come and enjoy this magnificent place by giving customized itineraries, curated things to do and guides and travel tips for every season.

Surrounded by towering peaks, Telluride is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, offering world-class skiing in the winter and spectacular hiking trails in the summer.

One of Telluride's unique features is its preserved Victorian-era architecture. Walking through its historic downtown, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time. The town also hosts the renowned Telluride Film Festival, attracting movie buffs from all over the world.

For those seeking adventure, Telluride does not disappoint. The nearby San Juan Mountains are perfect for skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. The town is also known for its scenic gondola rides, which offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Food lovers will be delighted with Telluride's diverse culinary scene, featuring everything from cozy cafes to gourmet restaurants. And let's not forget the locals, whose warm and welcoming spirit makes visitors feel right at home.

Trust me, a visit to Telluride is an unforgettable experience. Whether you're an outdoor adventurer, a culture enthusiast, or simply in need of a peaceful retreat, Telluride has something special for you. Come and see for yourself why this mountain town is a must-visit destination.

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About Telluride, Colorado

Telluride, Colorado, offers a plethora of exciting activities and tours, making it an ideal destination for adventure seekers, nature enthusiasts, and culture lovers.

In the summer

Telluride in summer is a playground of diverse activities, perfect for both adventure enthusiasts and those seeking a more laid-back experience. River lovers can wet a fly line on the San Miguel or Lower Gunnison or the family can hit the whitewater rafting on numerous nearby rivers.

For thrill-seekers, the town offers exhilarating 4x4 driving adventures up mountain passes and the heart-pounding Via Ferrata, a unique mountaineering and climbing experience. This activity takes adventurers across canyon walls on fixed cables and iron steps, offering stunning views of waterfalls and the canyon below.

Telluride in the winter

Telluride offers a myriad of activities beyond skiing. Ice climbing in Telluride or nearby Ouray offers an exhilarating adventure amidst stunning icy landscapes. Snowmobiling tours, including the Alta Ghost Town Tour, explore snowy terrains and reveal local history.

Hiking Bear Creek Trail offers year-round scenic beauty and wildlife encounters, while craft beer enthusiasts can savor award-winning brews at Telluride Brewing Company. Fat biking on trails like Bear Creek and Jurassic is popular too.

For peace in nature, try nordic skiing in locations like Telluride Town Park and Valley Floor provides diverse terrain and picturesque views​​, and snowshoeing on trails like Bear Creek and Hope Lake Trail showcases the area’s winter beauty. Ice skating at Mountain Village is a family-friendly activity, complete with lessons and equipment rentals.

For adrenaline seekers, heli-skiing with Helitrax offers backcountry adventures​​, while nearby hot springs like Orvis and Dunton Hot Springs provide relaxation and warmth.

Come visit this incredible place we get to call home.

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