Telluride Travel Guide

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Telluride Things to Do

  • Drive the Million Dollar Highway

    Near Telluride, but worlds away, a 24-mile stretch of U.S. Hwy 550 takes visitors back to the days when the West was still wild and the road conditions were not for the faint of heart. Connecting the old mining towns of Silverton and Ouray in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, the Million Dollar Highway traverses the Uncompahgre Gorge...

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  • Hike to Bridal Veil Falls

    From Telluride you can hike up to spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. A moderately strenuous trail leads 1.2 miles up to the base of the falls. From there, you can hike another 0.6 miles to the top of the falls if you wish. The trail does extend beyond the top of the falls for those who wish to journey farther. At the top of the falls sits the old...

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  • Things that you must see

    Well, you must take the bike trip, which is unbelievable, it is 18 miles long for beginner to moderate experience, they drive you to Trout Lake where you are surrounded by Lizard Pass, you will stroll around the lake picking wild mushrooms and eating wild rasberries all the while following the old Galloping Goose Railroad. Next take the Gondola in...

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  • Historic walking tour

    Because of its important contributions to early mining, Telluride was designated as a National Historic Landmark District. The town's Victorian and mining character is protected.The houses are absolutely lovely to see. I've put some other pictures in my travelogues.

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  • San Juan Skyway - Scenic sidetrip

    This scenic and historic byway is one of six All-American roads recognised for outstanding scenic, geologic and historic sites.We made a trip to Ouray (1 1/2 hours) and Silverton (2,5 hours). A long ride, but so incredible breathtaking.

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  • Day trip to Ouray

    To be honest I wasn't impressed with the town . I kept hereing that people referred to it as a" little Switzerland ". I honestly didn't see it. It was the only real dissapointment in the trip . However we did go jeeping up to Yankee basin from Ouray .This was alot of fun .There are several jeeping tours if you don't want to jeep there yourself ....

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Telluride Restaurants

  • Great new restaurant in Telluride!!!!!

    We thought the food was so good that we ate several meals here during our five day trip to Telluride. The menu is fun and inventive with great dinner specials. I especially liked the Potato Leek Soup with the unusual and delicious wafer of pancetta lurking in the bottom of the bowl. And who knew a grilled cheese sandwich with fried green tomatoes...

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  • Baked in Telluride

    A very charming little bakery in the heart of Telluride with a full fledge selection of baked goods with a deli and a cafe. Just 1/2 blocks south of Telluride's mainstreet, this venue welcomes all folks with homemade baked breads, bagels, pastries, pizza, sandwich, and soups. At nighttime they serve a homemade Pasta dinner with wine and beer...

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  • Eating

    Brown Dog-Awful, they lost our order and 40 minutes later they finally told us. Fat Alley BBQ-Awful- the salted the potato salad with season salt before they serve it, unedible. Rustico Ristorante, to expensive but good pizza. Last Dollar Saloon-only had a margarita, okay. Siam-go there in the day for lunch, much cheaper and same portions, try the...

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  • Good Local's restaurant

    The food's great, with lots of authentic care in preperation. The owner Lucas will usually prefer local &/or organic food supplies. The service can... change, as Telluride constantly gets a new employee-base, but it's usually worth any convenience, and you'll find something else to gripe about at any other Telluride restaurant not telling... it's...

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  • Great atmosphere and good, cheap food

    Nice place. It's more of a bar that serves pizza than a restaurant as such. But the pizza's are good and cheap. If you're on a budget there aren't many places you can eat cheaply in Telluride, but this is one of them. The bar has a great atmosphere, has friendly staff, good beer selection and they do some good desserts as well!

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  • Very American

    It looks like an old metal barn. There are a few dark wooden tables under the porch in the street. I don't advice to eat inside, there is a lot of noise.The interior of the restaurant is old and worn out, like a route 66 cafe closed for 30 years. But that's what making it so attractive. The food is excellent and clients better come on time cause it...

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Telluride Nightlife

  • Bars

    There were four bars we went to, fly me to the moon saloon, which had a 5 dollar cover charge and no one was in there the Noir bar, which was kind creapy and the wine was expensive, The New Sheridan, which is the place to be seen, everyone is dressed to the Hilt. Money is flowing and flirting glances are flying from every direction. We also went to...

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  • Roma is pretty good - lots of...

    Roma is pretty good - lots of history and usually good music. The Last Dollar is okay - everyone hangs out there but i don't know why - the service sucks. Smuggler's is good - micro brews (the root beer is good too!) - good food.

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Telluride Transportation

  • Mountain Limo has shuttle and privates...

    We took Mountain Limo from the Montrose airport to Telluride. We had a private ride in a brand new SUV. The driver was friendly and knowledgable about the area. I believe they also offer a shuttle service at a less expensive rate. I highly recommend Mountain Limo to anyone who needs ground transport in and around Telluride.

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  • Country Roads

    In the winter, driving conditions in the snow can be treacherous. Also those afraid of heights may not enjoy portions of the scenic mountain drive on the way to the town. If you are flying out of Grand Junction, give yourself time for unexpected traffic delays.

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  • Mountain Limo bad experience

    Unfortunately I have to argue against Mountain Limo for shuttle services in Telluride. We had an unpleasant experience of being crammed-like-sardines with luggage sitting on our laps in an overbooked shuttle ride from Mountain Village to Telluride airport. There were not even enough seat belts for all the riders. The Mountain Limo staff at the...

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Telluride Warnings and Dangers

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    by Martinewezel Updated Jan 5, 2005

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    As we love hiking we planned to make a few trips in the mountains. Though we know what elevation can do with your body, we were surprised that it took us 3 days before we felt ok again.
    We were told that drinking a lot of water would help prevent elevation sickness and so we did.

    our hike to Bear Creek falls
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Telluride Tourist Traps

  • I wouldn't eat at Baked in Telluride for...

    At Pacific Ave and Fir Street (not 1st St) is a cute typical oldschool Telluride looking restaurant porch for "Baked in Telluride".I wouldn't let my dog eat their scraps. Well, OK, dog doesn't get ANY people food anyway, but still. Barf immediately after eating. The Taco Cart at Main Street (Colorado Ave) and Spruce St (closed there), South side...

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  • Exuberant prices for food!

    There are few supermarkets in Telluride and the products are very pricy. Probably this makes part of the exclusivity of the town :-)One of the supermarkets even has wall to wall carpeting instead of tiles as floor covering. Luxury? In every way not hygienic!In that same supermarket the potatoes were bow tied and sold singly :-)$$$$$ (Telluride has...

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Telluride What to Pack

  • by kweb Written Jul 9, 2003

    Luggage and bags: Like many places in Colorado the weather is unpredictable. You can step out of your door to a nice summer morning and by afternoon it could be down pouring. Same in the winter. It's nothing serious but it is always nice to be prepared. So my advice is to bring a little of everything.

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Telluride Off The Beaten Path

  • Alta Ghost Town

    Elevation: ca. 11,800 ft. The remnants of this ghost town still remain, some as little as heaps of wood, others as frames, and some as full structures. Alta was a small mining town between Telluride and Rico housing a population of a few hundred. Gold was discovered here first in 1878 by Jack Mann, then population trends alternated up through World...

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  • Bridal Veil Falls

    One of the spectacular beauties of Telluride are the stunning Bridal Veil Falls. A towering water fall dropping 365 feet at the end of the box canyon overlooking Telluride. Hiking and off road trails pass by the falls and there resides a power plant at its top. During the winter the frozen falls create a otherworldly art form. Atop the falls is a...

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  • Bear Creek

    Check out Bear Creek Preserve. It's an easy hike, but flatlanders WILL think it's... tiresome. There's a cool waterfall at the top.

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Telluride Sports & Outdoors

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    by DillonCooper Updated Mar 30, 2007

    Friends and I skied the SW part of Colorado in January. Great trip, Monarch, Wolf Creek, Silverton Mountain and Telluride. The Monarch and Wolf Creek areas were great local ski areas. Wolf Creek was loaded with snow an offered great challenges. Silverton Mountain is a great expert only area, extreme to the point that the disclaimer that you sign states in bold type, "You could die here today". Very nice. The people are devoted to skiing and the mountain way of life.
    I been to Telluride before and I think it's the best area in CO to visit anytime of the year. I think the local folks are the nicest I've been around in a resort community or anywhere for that matter. They are involved in life and want to share their community with you. Mountain Village is well managed and very beautiful. The town is great aswell and a dog friendly place. I think they called it Dog Town on an ad I saw. Anyway go there and you won't regret it. On the down side.....it can be expensive at times.

    Equipment: All mountain skis, like K2 Apache Recons and clothing for all conditions. Good hiking shoes, fly fishing gear, mountain bike and every other toy you have for the outdoors.

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Telluride Favorites

  • Don't overlook the weather.

    In Summer, Telluride can be extremely hot during the day, but it cools down at night. We were there in July and had rain every day for about 30 minutes, very often a thunderstorm. Very refreshing, but consider the danger during a hike into the mountains.

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  • Plenty of neat places to hike....

    Plenty of neat places to hike. Didn't get a chance to mountain bike here, but I'm sure there are plenty of great spots.

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  • The Telluride Bluegrass...

    The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. A true cultural event of a lifetime. Everyone from Nickel Creek to Sam Bush to Leftover Salmon played at the event this year.

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