A Postcard-Perfect Trip to Telluride
Telluride is tucked into a box canyon surrounded by towering peaks, and is just 8 blocks wide and 12 blocks long, which is plenty of room for history, adventure and fine-dining experiences.
There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
For this itinerary, you'll be traveling back and forth between the historic town of Telluride and the modern resort area of Mountain Village. Luckily, they're separated by a free and incredibly scenic 12-minute gondola ride!
These stunning waterfalls, at 365 feet in length, are the tallest free falling falls in Colorado, and they entice many people to hike, bike or four-wheel drive up the road.
Nineteen venues host receptions from 5–8pm on first Thursdays to introduce their new exhibitions and artists. A free Gallery Guide offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to find galleries that are open most days. Gallery Guides are available at participating venues.
If you haven't yet, don't miss the chance to ride the gondola between Telluride and Mountain Village. Telluride's gondola system provides free transportation year-round. It's the first and only free public transportation of its kind in the United States.
In less than an hour, passing spectacular views of the Dallas Divide, find yourself in the delightful Wild West town of Ridgway for the evening.