Nestled within an incredible, box canyon and surrounded by some of Colorado's most rugged and iconic peaks, Telluride is truly one-of-kind. Telluride is known for its unbelievable scenery, world-class skiing and authentic mountain character.  Offering unparalleled beauty and year round adventure, Telluride is one of the most breathtaking places in the world. 


A Rich, Storied Past

For centuries now, Telluride has been regarded as a unique area. The Ute Indians spent their summers on Telluride's now famed Valley Floor. Eventually, the mining era struck and so did the arrival of the ski industry. Fast forward to today and Telluride is regarded as the best ski resort in North America according to Conde Nast Traveller and is one of the most iconic mountain destinations anywhere in the world. No matter the time period, the inhabitants of Telluride have embraced the frontier spirit, a warm, friendly attitude and a hunger for the opportunity for adventure that these mountains have to offer.


The Telluride Way of Life

Known as one of the best small towns in America, and one of the friendliest, Telluride's charm is what truly sets the small mountain town apart from those that are often held in comparison. From informative and friendly conversations on the gondola, to the laid back and welcoming demeanor of the locals, it's easy to feel at home in this picturesque small town. Town is not occupied by well known, luxury branded stores - they're occupied by independently owned boutiques, restaurants and galleries, each boasting unique and thoughtful offerings. One stroll down Telluride and it's clear to see, there's just something wonderfully different about Telluride. 


Things to Do in Telluride

No matter the time of year, there is always adventure to be had in Telluride. Although Telluride may be most well known for its world-class skiing, and alpine winter sports, the summer has a seemingly endless list of activities to enjoy. Offering everything from festivals and breathtaking hikes to fun, splashy rafting and 4x4 tours, there are a plethora of ways to enjoy the extraordinary scenery around you.  A fast, free ride on the gondola allows for easy sightseeing, while the river flowing through town provides the perfect place for novices and experts alike to enjoy fly fishing.  Summer, winter, fall or spring, outdoor adventure abounds in Telluride.


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2021 Editor's Choice: A Town Above