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Telluride Gold-Season Itinerary

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 $30 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

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Gondola through the Sky

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

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Tomboy Tavern

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…

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Paddleboard through Swaying Aspens

Take a guided stand-up paddleboard adventure with Telluride Outside on Wild Boy Lake or Trout Lake with the dazzling aspens as a backdrop.

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Allred's Restaurant

Telluride's flagship restaurant at the top of the gondola offers an incredibly unique mountain top dining experience.

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Black Iron Kitchen + Bar

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…

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.

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Lumiere Hotel

lumiere hotel offers guests mountain-chic luxury that complements the Telluride lifestyle. Located in the heart of Mountain Village, lumiere is an exclusive…

Day 2

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breakfast

Black Iron Kitchen + Bar

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…

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Gear Up

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

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Mountain Trip

Your premier provider for mountain-climbing expeditions, climbing instruction and adventures, including via ferrata, trekking, private climbs and technical…

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Floradora Saloon

The Floradora Saloon is a family-owned and operated restaurant and bar. The menu features fresh, crisp flavors using natural and organic ingredients…

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Telluride Art Walk

The Telluride art walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown telluride for art lovers, community and friends. Nineteen venues host receptions…

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221 South Oak

221 South Oak is set in a tastefully refurbished historic home, steps from the Gondola in Telluride Colorado.  Chef Eliza produces eclectic cuisine…

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The New Sheridan Parlor

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…

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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.

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New Sheridan Hotel

Originally built in 1891 and remodeled in 2008, the New Sheridan Hotel in downtown Telluride is the town's social epicenter. Twenty-six individually…

Day 3

breakfast

The Butcher & Baker Cafe

Our bakery and cafe specializes in handcrafted, fresh and local cuisine. We feature handmade breads and artisan pastries, fresh salads composed of local…

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Off Road to Views of Fall Foliage

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

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Brown Dog Pizza

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…

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Bike Your Way to Craft Beverages

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

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Siam - Telluride

Siam has been serving traditional and contemporary Thai food in downtown Telluride since 2006. Our family owned and operated restaurant offers friendly…

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The Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Tasting Cellar

With its rustic "Old World" wine cellar ambience, it is the perfect place for you and your family, friends or business associates to gather for an unforgettable…

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The Hotel Telluride

The Hotel Telluride is the premier Telluride hotel for the foremost in hospitality and comfort. Nestled in the heart of historic Telluride, Colorado,…