Things to Do in Telluride

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  • Patrick P
    Council Bluffs, IA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must when you visit Telluride. Free ride up the mountain. Great views; great opportunity to take pics. Get off at Mountain Village for drinks or food.
    Written January 30, 2024
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  • K Pastore
    Hinsdale, IL680 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a moderate out and back right from downtown Telluride. The water fall and stream is a sight to see and well worth the elevation to trek.
    Written August 31, 2023
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  • Megan H
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was incredible, absolutely unbelievable and surreal. We started at the trailhead at 6am and got up to the first lake in about 2 hours with close to maybe 20 breaks averaging maybe a minute each. The 3.4 miles to the first lake is about 80% up various grades, it was rough. I workout but I hate cardio for those that can relate. When the sun hits the water it’s just breathtaking. The pictures of Gatorade blue waters is accurate. The hike up to the second lake was about 1 mile with all of the switchbacks and pretty much 110% uphill. While not as blue as the lower lake, still beautiful and freezing. The upper lake is another 1/2 mile about 85% uphill. This lake is as amazing as the lower. All in all it was about 10.5 miles with a few extra side paths to see some of the waterfalls.
    We are definitely coming back and doing the hike all the way up to the mountain peak. We spent around 8 hours hiking and relaxing at the lakes as we didn’t want to leave. There weren’t many people but the parking spaces get full. Highly recommend warm clothes if starting early, lots of water, multiple snacks, and the comfiest hiking shoes.
    Written September 12, 2023
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  • K Pastore
    Hinsdale, IL680 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We chose to go counterclockwise. It was a slow climb of 1,300 feet with many beautiful views of downtown Telluride. The trail up and down is a bit rocky. It is easy to access from town is you arrive by Gondola. We took a ton of pictures and got really great views of the ski runs and mountains.
    Written August 31, 2023
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  • Will C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very enjoyable museum! Interesting presentation of the local history that doesn't gloss over the difficult or seedy parts. Definitely recommend doing the audio tour; it's well done.
    Overall, a good value and well worth the visit.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • Phil R
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly the best hike I’ve been on in Colorado. A beautiful waterfall every few miles, and not super tough to hike either!
    Written October 4, 2023
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  • Road Runner
    Tennessee40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to stand in the middle of the street for a photo with the mountain. There are plenty of places to purchase souvenirs and ski cloths. There were unique restaurants that are really tasty such as the butcher and the baker and brown dog pizza. If you are staying in town the bus will take you there and if not far you could walk it, conveniently. It is small and you are not going to find Walmart or a McDonald’s in this town but that apart of its unique charm. The gondola is also not a far walk it bus ride away to go ski or to check out the village. Our family enjoyed our trip here and Main Street was apart of our memory here.
    Written January 19, 2024
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  • chemie71
    Pittsburgh, PA416 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was our first time visiting Telluride and enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Parking was easy to find behind the hotel. The hotel is centrally located, which makes walking the town very easy to do. There is no air conditioning, but the rooms have ceiling fans and portable cooling units. It was ok for the 70s while we visited. Overall, it was a very nice hotel and Telluride is beautiful!
    Written November 22, 2023
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  • Jan K
    Pune, India196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trail is big time consumer! Trust me. It will take some time (unless you have rented Jeep Wrangler) to just reach bottom of trail where are hairpins that you can spot from town centre of Telluride. Sometimes you will need to make room for some off-road car. Anyway if you go by car you still need to leave it somewhere when you continue to the lakes that are couple miles from viewpoint over former power plant at the top of Bridal Veil Falls. I remember that I have spent something like 45 minutes at one rock out there. I can be someone like that character from Assassin's Creed who gets HP by staying at high view points. Anyway once again pack a lot of water and snacks with you because there are no shops or stores and it takes some time to get to one.
    Written October 12, 2022
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  • chemie71
    Pittsburgh, PA416 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I enjoyed this river walk in Telluride. It gets you away from the business of Main Street for a while. It wasn't crowded, but it was busy, which did not take away from the walk. I'd definitely reccomend for an easy walk along the river.
    Written December 13, 2023
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  • Jan K
    Pune, India196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You will definitely make many different memories worth to remember at this place. This is where festivals are held. This is where we have celebrated 4th of July. This is where we were slacklining. This is where we were just chilling and watching sky.
    Written October 20, 2022
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  • LVMac
    Orem, UT40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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