A March 2005 trip
to Telluride by Nelsonmp
Quote: Telluride, Colorado, is a little slice of heaven not to be missed for the those who enjoy the outdoors, beautiful scenery, good food, year-round recreating, and a down-to-earth vibe of the West.
Visiting in the summer opens a Pandora’s Box of outdoor activities, with never enough time for them all. One can hike out of town up Bear Creek Trail to a set of cascading waterfalls, or take a jeep road at the end of the valley up to Bridal Veil Falls as well. Fishing on the San Miguel River is popular, as are the miles of endless single-track mountain-biking trails. There are plenty of adventure companies in town waiting to take you out on guided tours, and all equipment can be rented in town, from bikes to fishing rods. By far, the most popular activity is hiking and camping, however. The entire region is stunning and lends itself to some of the best hiking trails in the country.
Once you have arrived, the best way to get around is to walk. You can get from one end of town to the other in a brisk 20-minute walk or take the local shuttle bus down Main Street. There is a free gondola that takes skiers, pedestrians, and "commuters" from the town into the Mountain Village (heart of the ski mountain) and back again from early morning until midnight.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 3, 2005
500 East Colorado Avenue
Attraction | "Saloon Experience - The New Sheridan"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 3, 2005
The New Sheridan
New York, New York