Shhh, don’t tell anyone. Fall is one of the best kept secrets in town. If you’re looking for a special, quiet place to enjoy more solitude, you may just find it in Telluride during the fall.
Sightseers don’t typically wait for quieter times to travel. Most people do their traveling when the country comes alive with warmer temperatures in the summer. Visitors are seen at state and national parks, from campgrounds to Yosemite, and people flock up the coastline from South Carolina all the way to Maine. Crowded boardwalks with families enjoying ice cream, hiking trail-heads with packed parking lots, and busy harbors and lakes bustling with boaters, are all very familiar summer images. Yet, this year those iconic images are likely to change.
People craving solace and space will wait until the crowds disperse and the temperatures cool to take that special vacation. We’ll all be looking for a bit of Mother Nature’s medicine, in a different way. Luckily, Telluride has the cure: fall.
Fall is probably one of the best kept secrets in town.
Things are much quieter during the fall season. The hustle and bustle starts to decline, and warmer days give into cooler nights, where mostly locals are greeting each other on the streets. Some restaurants are closed, sure. And the gondola isn’t running for part of the time, but the serenity and beauty of the box canyon and surrounding mountains creates a delightful, slower-paced oasis.
Enjoy drives, hikes, and day-trips with fewer visitors around.
Soak up the sun when walking down Main Street and shop in unique, locally-owned boutiques, while hardly any people are present. These are just some of the perks of the fall. Oh, and then there’s the utter magic of the aspen trees, as they change to a brilliant yellow. As the sun sets on the golden valley, it feels like food for the soul.
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