The most picturesque place in Colorado
The Rockies stole my heart.
Located on the scenic San Juan Skyway in the heart of southwest Colorado, Telluride and Mountain village are located 125 miles northwest of Durango and 6 hours driving from Albuquerque.
It's a little town of 10 blocks long and 5 blocks wide and very popular with ski fanatics. The Victorian Main street offers very exclusive and expensive boutiques and restaurants and is one of the nicest and cosiest streets I ever saw. From here you have a spectacular view over the Telluride Mountain and the surrounding 13,000-and 14,000- foot peaks.
Most tourists stay in one of the ski resorts in Mountain Village, 1,000 feet higher. A car is not necessary, cause this part of town is connected to Telluride by a free 12 minutes gondola ride.
A gallery owner was very honoured and thanked us for telling her that her town had a high Chamonix grade. She answered us this is just the atmosphere Mountain Village tries to give out :-)
Same style wooden chalets, hotels, exclusive shops, only... big, bigger, biggest! The prices too!