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Telluride Gold-Season Itinerary

Telluride Gold-Season Itinerary
3 days
Each fall the Aspens turn a beautiful shade of gold and people flock to Telluride for beautiful views, outdoor pursuits and delicious bites.

Sustainability Activity

Join the Telluride Mountain Club:

For just $25 you can purchase a membership to the Telluride Mountain Club, whose mission is to advocate safe, accessible, enjoyable and respectful opportunities for human-powered recreational activities in the Telluride region, through education, awareness and collaboration.

Day 1
Activity

Gondola through the Sky

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Ride the free, scenic gondola from Telluride to Mountain Village and enjoy the fall colors from a different perspective.
Lunch

Tomboy Tavern

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Tomboy Tavern features a wraparound bar, expanded indoor seating, and big screen televisions for game day to go along with the best beer garden and patio in Telluride. Read More
Activity

Paddleboard through Swaying Aspens

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Take a guided stand-up paddleboard adventure with BootDoctors on Alta Lakes or Trout Lake with the dazzling aspens as a backdrop.
Dinner

Allred's Restaurant

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Telluride's flagship restaurant at the top of the gondola offers an incredibly unique mountain top dining experience. Read More
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Black Iron Kitchen + Bar

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Here, you’ll gather round signature fire tables to enjoy creative takes on rustic, mountain dining, from smoked beef short ribs to black caraway-crusted lamb rack. Read More

Insider's Tip

Recap over a Nightcap:

Enjoy a cocktail from the menu, such as the Mad Manhattan, at Black Iron Kitchen at the Madeline Hotel & Residences before making your way to your room, a five-minute walk away at the Lumiere Hotel.

Lodging

Lumiere Hotel

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lumiere hotel offers guests mountain-chic luxury that complements the Telluride lifestyle. Located in the heart of Mountain Village, lumiere is an exclusive boutique hotel offering ski-in/ski-out... Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

Black Iron Kitchen + Bar

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Here, you’ll gather round signature fire tables to enjoy creative takes on rustic, mountain dining, from smoked beef short ribs to black caraway-crusted lamb rack. Read More

Insider's Tip

Gear Up:

After breakfast, grab your gear for a thrilling guided Via Ferrata excursion with Mountain Trip, a mountain-climbing outfitter in Telluride.

Activity

Mountain Trip

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Your premier provider for mountain-climbing expeditions, climbing instruction and adventures, including via ferrata, trekking, private climbs and technical climbs. Read More
Lunch

Taco del Gnar

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Passion will be tasted in every bite. The “tattoo shop” atmosphere, the hand-crafted margaritas, and muse-inspired daily creations guarantee good vibes with a family-friendly, casual dining... Read More
Activity

Telluride Art Walk

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The Telluride art walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown telluride for art lovers, community and friends. Nineteen venues host receptions from 5-8 pm on first Thursdays (except... Read More

Dinner

221 South Oak

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221 South Oak is set in a tastefully refurbished historic home, steps from the Gondola in Telluride Colorado.  Chef Eliza produces eclectic cuisine in an intimate atmosphere.  221 is perfect for... Read More

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The New Sheridan Parlor

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Serving a full espresso bar in the morning, a selection of wines and cocktails in the evening, and a complete menu of handmade breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner fare, our Parlor guests are... Read More

Insider's Tip

Sip Telluride's Signature Cocktail: Reflect on your morning outdoors and your afternoon among art with Telluride's Signature Cocktail at The New Sheridan Parlor Bar. The Flatliner Martini features Telluride Distilling Co. Vodka, Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua and Cold Brewed Espresso.
Lodging

New Sheridan Hotel

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Originally built in 1891 and remodeled in 2008, the New Sheridan Hotel in downtown Telluride is the town's social epicenter. Twenty-six individually decorated rooms. Chop House Restaurant and... Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

The Butcher & Baker Cafe

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Our bakery and cafe specializes in handcrafted, fresh and local cuisine. We feature handmade breads and artisan pastries, fresh salads composed of local greens, fruit and vegetables, locally... Read More
Activity

Off Road to Views of Fall Foliage

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Take a 4x4 tour up Imogene Pass with Telluride Outside for a bird's-eye view of the foliage.
Lunch

Brown Dog Pizza

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Come to Brown Dog Pizza and try our award winning Detroit Square Pizza. Our regular customers love the new addition to our menu. The pizza is made with a sweet tomato sauce, blended Wisconsin... Read More

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Bike Your Way to Craft Beverages

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Rent bikes from BootDoctors in Telluride before pedaling the valley floor out to Telluride Brewery and Telluride Distillery to sample their craft beverages.
Dinner

Siam - Telluride

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Siam has been serving traditional and contemporary Thai food in downtown Telluride since 2006. Our family owned and operated restaurant offers friendly service, a comfortable, casual atmosphere and... Read More
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Liberty Bar

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The modern lounge and bar provide a relaxing space to kick back with friends, while the easy switch to stage and concert-mode allows The Liberty to feature all types of events, ranging from... Read More

Insider's Tip

Dance the Night Away: Put your dancing shoes on and boogie down to a band or DJ at The Liberty Bar & Lounge. It's the best way to end your last night in Telluride.
Lodging

The Hotel Telluride

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The Hotel Telluride is the premier Telluride hotel for the foremost in hospitality and comfort. Nestled in the heart of historic Telluride, Colorado, The Hotel Telluride offers our guests the best... Read More