Things to Do in Telluride

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  • Michael S
    East Brunswick, NJ45 contributions
    The staff kept the transportation moving and were extremely friendly. Seems to be common theme for the area. Everyone seems to be friendly. Great view looking into telluride
    Written March 16, 2022
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  • bergenfamily2013
    Ridgewood, NJ300 contributions
    I am so surprised that this hike was rated as easy as it was definitely not for us (we came from sea level so the altitude was no joke!). But the views were wonderful and I am glad that we didn't turn around. We saw only a couple of other people on the trail and were the last people to finish the trail just before sunset.
    Written August 20, 2021
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  • Kraig M
    Annapolis, MD839 contributions
    The mountains seem to rise from the edges of the city as you stroll Pacific Ave. Parking can be a bit tricky at peak but very doable most of the time. Lots of boutique shops, restaurants and...not surprisingly... real estate companies. Many original buildings remain, spruced up and now housing businesses rather than mining interests. Definitely worth a gondola ride if staying at the ski resort. Plan several hours, bring a credit card, and treat yourself to lunch and/or dinner.
    Written January 31, 2022
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  • Janice B
    Larue, TX14 contributions
    Black Bear Pass is like no other. Only experts should ever take this "road" over the mountains into Telluride. We had a great driver -- Kevin -- from Telluride Outside. Patient, competent, expert, knowledgeable, experienced. But it was still scary as hell. I'm scared of heights, but this would scare almost everybody. When you see the "stairs" you just can't believe that your vehicle is going over what isn't even a road, but a narrow "shelf" of rock with a sheer drop off on one side. Still, if you want a heart-stopping adventure, this should do it.
    Written August 30, 2020
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  • intlwanderlust
    Europe899 contributions
    It's a hard hike best started before dawn, even in October. We try to be at the first lake right around sunrise and it makes for great photos. The drive to the lakes, too, offers some great photos opps.
    Written October 5, 2021
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  • Wohlerguy
    Santa Fe, NM352 contributions
    Worth the short drive from town, Ophir is an eclectic assemblage of old shacks and more modern homes, in the shadow of formidable Ophir Pass and trail.
    Written January 12, 2021
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  • John F
    Hoover, AL1,611 contributions
    Very nice ski resort. Beautiful scenery. Needs to upgrade some of their lifts. A lot of older chairlifts. Crowds were not bad. Terrain was varied and well groomed. Parking is tight.
    Written March 5, 2022
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  • KansaTraveller
    Warsaw, Poland228 contributions
    Great views. Good exercise. Two great spots at lower falls for lovely pics and then the big show at at Bridal Veil falls. Hike the road on up to the Via Ferrata and the Power Station for the full view of the valley. If you have kids or balance issues, take the road hike.
    Written August 21, 2021
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  • intlwanderlust
    Europe899 contributions
    Trail is accessible from town, which is good as there is no parking. It can get busy and some people are inconsiderate with their dogs and with their idea of sharing a trail. But, this is the trail for you if you like aspen.
    Written October 5, 2021
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  • Yvette Minton Moss
    Franklin, TN108 contributions
    If you want a little bit of History take a walk thru this place. Its not a huge place but worth the 7.00 to see and hear some History. The lady who took our money was a retired school teacher( cant remember her name) was very friendly and answered our questions when we had one. Took about 40 mins to look around!
    Written December 17, 2021
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  • northernk
    Phoenix, AZ10,134 contributions
    How very lucky Telluride is to have such a beautiful gem of a park right there at the end of the town center below the falls. And such a wonderful multi purpose facility it is.
    Written September 25, 2021
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  • Karen M
    San Diego, CA13 contributions
    First time visiting Telluride. Absolutely loved this charming hotel. The staff were very helpful. They also have a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The location is fabulous and very well located for shopping, going to the gondola, and going for hikes.
    Written October 13, 2021
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  • Bkbak
    Tempe, AZ1,338 contributions
    Always a great time! This time we went in Fall and loved the colors. The marmot town in Alta ghost town was quiet as they were winterizing. A lot of the camping around Alta Lakes has been taken away.
    Written October 18, 2020
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  • Jen
    Bakersfield, CA44 contributions
    This hike only took 40 minutes round trip. There was a steep incline and because it had just rained, it was quite slippery. I was wearing good hiking shoes so I was fine. However my kids were only wearing running shoes so it was slippery for them. The view was definitely worth the short hike!
    Written July 28, 2020
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  • LVMac
    Orem, UT41 contributions
    We've done nearly all the hikes around Telluride and this may be the gem of them all.

    The Sneffels Highlight Trail is a long-ish 15+ mile loop on the north side of Telluride. It starts and ends at the Jud Weibe trailhead, climbs up over a pass at over 12,000 feet and takes you through thick pine and aspen forests, wide-open alpine meadows, past crashing waterfalls and gurgling streams, up steep grades and along flat traverses. Most of all, this trail has scenery. Bring your camera and plan on being awestruck. You'll get great views of Telluride and the ski resort from way up high.

    If you're a trail runner and are feeling fit, the entire trail is runnable though a couple of sections are steep enough you'll be hiking. To run the trail, go clockwise as this makes the ascent more gradual. To hike it, consider counter-clockwise and get the climbing out of the way so you can have an easier stroll for most of the hike.

    This is a long hike so be prepared. Bring a lunch and plan to stop for a while and enjoy the break. Bring extra nutrition, too, in case this takes longer than you expect. We did this hike in about six hours hiking without hurrying and we took a break for lunch. We could see it taking much longer if the weather didn't cooperate or if someone got sick or injured. We didn't see many people--probably half a dozen the entire day, a Sunday in August.

    We were spent but happy when we got back. We sat down in the San Miguel river in town and (somewhat painfully) chilled our legs; we recovered quickly and were good to go the next day.
    Written September 1, 2019
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