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Telluride — One of the Best

There’s just something about the view of the majestic mountains at the end of the box canyon which continually draws people to visit Telluride. The charms of this idyllic, Colorado mountain town, don’t stop there.  With a world-class ski resort, exceptional, high-end dining options, a packed summer festival season, and access to several adventure options, you’ll likely be drawn in.

If you chose to skip the slopes, you can go ice skating, dog sledding, or even nordic skiing. Or, walk along Main Street to browse the locally-owned shops and boutiques. There aren’t any chain stores in sight — unless you’re craving Starbucks, which is located in Mountain Village. From house-furnishings at Tweed, to beautiful flower arrangements at Nested, or finding mountain apparel or something that says Telluride on it at the Telluride Toggery, you’re in luck. Of course, what’s even more convenient is the number of ski-in ski-out properties available. You can but your boots on at home and hit the slopes, easily. From expert terrain to family gondola rides, there’s something for everyone.

There is a free gondola

So, free transportation is easily accessible, and walkability is paramount. A visitor can easily leave their hotel or vacation rental and explore for hours.

From the prominent hiking trails starting at the end of the Town streets, like Bear Creek or Jud Weibe, to the amazingly popular music festivals. Crowds pour in for the Bluegrass Festival or Blues & Brews. Your visit can be adventure-packed and dance-filled in the summer. Or, you can wait until the snow flies and enjoy the skiing or snowboarding on expert terrain, warm up by the fire pit in Heritage Plaza, or indulge in some live music at the Sheridan Opera House. Whether you choose to visit in the summer or winter, what’s not to love?

Check out this article that captures all the highlights of why Telluride is so awesome.

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