A CHARMING TOWN UNLIKE ANY OTHER - Telluride
A SPIRITED PAST
Regarded as a unique area for centuries now, Telluride served as a summer camp for the Ute Indians for centuries. Named by Spanish explorers in the 1700s, the San Juan Mountains eventually saw the mining era establish itself, shortly followed by the arrival of the ski industry. Today, Telluride is regarded as the best ski resort in the country according to Ski Magazine and is one of the most incredible mountain destinations anywhere in the world. Throughout its history, the residents of Telluride have embraced the frontier spirit, a warm, friendly attitude and an appreciation for the adventure that this place has to offer.
LIFE IN TELLURIDE
Telluride's charm is what truly sets this small mountain town apart from those that are often held in comparison, known as one of the best small towns in America... and one of the friendliest. From the relaxed and welcoming attitude of the locals to the endless calendar of social opportunities, it's easy to feel at home in this picturesque small town. Instead of finding streets lined by well-known retailers and chains, they're occupied by independently owned boutiques, restaurants and galleries, each offering unique and thoughtful touches. It's easy to see, there's something wonderfully different about Telluride.
No matter the season, there are always memories to be made in Telluride. The box canyon town may be most well known for its alpine winter sports and world-class skiing, but the summer has a limitless list of activities to enjoy. Offering everything from scenic hikes and world-renowned festivals to fun, splashy rafting and canopy tours, there are so many opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. The free gondola allows for easy sightseeing, while the San Miguel River that runs through town provides recreation and an opportunity for reflection. Summer, winter, fall or spring, outdoor adventure is endless in Telluride.