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Telluride Mountain Village Gondola
Telluride Mountain Village Gondola(Telluride)
Owner description: Discover our preferred form of transportation - a free gondola - that transports residents and visitors from Telluride to Mountain Village. The gondola, the first and only free... more Owner description: Discover our preferred form of transportation - a free gondola - that transports residents and visitors from Telluride to Mountain Village. The gondola, the first and only free public transportation of its kind in the United States, officially opened December 20, 1996, and was originally built to help improve air quality while expanding the ski area. Grab a front row seat with Mother Nature at 10,500 feet and access biking, hiking and skiing trails as well as shops, restaurants and watering holes. Fun Facts: Approximately 2.61 million passengers ride the gondola annually - and safely - and over 39 million riders have been transported since opening day. The gondola operates roughly 287 days each year with routine maintenance scheduled during our shoulder season months. It takes about 13 minutes to get from the Town of Telluride to the Town of Mountain Village. A cabin travels 11 miles per hour at full speed, which means each cabin travels over 52,000 miles per year. Approximately 50 percent of our cabins are pet accessible. We also have wheelchair accessible cabins. The trip between the two towns is eight miles long whereas the gondola travels three miles between the two towns. If we relied on rubber transportation, it would take 18 50-passenger buses to maintain a 900-people per hour capacity. This would translate to more people on the road and more pollutants in the air. The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association purchases renewable energy credits from San Miguel Power Association, which funds the development and operation of regional renewable energy resources. The cost to build the gondola is $16 million, and revenues to support the operational cost, which exceeds $3.5 million annually and requires over 82,000 man-hours, are realized from a number of sources with the majority of funding from the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association. San Miguel County and the Town of Telluride make a monetary contribution, and the Telluride Ski Resort contributes one percent of lift ticket sales. less
Attraction type: Tramways
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Bear Creek Falls
Bear Creek Falls(Telluride)
Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San Juan Mountains.
Attraction type: Hiking Trails; Waterfalls
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Main Street
Main Street(Telluride)
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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New Sheridan Hotel
New Sheridan Hotel(Telluride)
Owner description: In 1896, presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan condemned the gold standard, famously forecasting that it would “crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” He delivered that... more Owner description: In 1896, presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan condemned the gold standard, famously forecasting that it would “crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” He delivered that speech at the New Sheridan Hotel. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Town Park
Town Park(Telluride)
Attraction type: Neighborhoods; Parks

All places to eat » Places to eat

The Angler Inn Restaurant
The Angler Inn Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

Additional nearby recommended restaurants:

Allred's Restaurant
Allred's Restaurant
Price: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brown Dog Pizza
Brown Dog Pizza
Ranked #1 of 66 Restaurants in Telluride
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Smugglers Brew Pub
Smugglers Brew Pub
Ranked #2 of 66 Restaurants in Telluride
Price: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Baked in Telluride
Baked in Telluride
Ranked #3 of 66 Restaurants in Telluride
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Angler Inn
3.0 of 5
The Angler Inn
$97 - $215
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Placerville
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

The Inn at Lost Creek
4.0 of 5
The Inn at Lost Creek
$152 - $993
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Hotel Columbia
3.5 of 5
Hotel Columbia
$225 - $453
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Telluride
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Norwood Inn
2.5 of 5
Norwood Inn
$80 - $129
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Norwood
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Madeline Hotel and Residences
4.5 of 5
Madeline Hotel and Residences
$244 - $868
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The Hotel Telluride
4.0 of 5
The Hotel Telluride
$205 - $707
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Telluride
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Lumiere Telluride
4.5 of 5
Lumiere Telluride
$342 - $1,282
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Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge
4.0 of 5
Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge
$390 - $2,202
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Ice House Lodge
4.0 of 5
Ice House Lodge
$256 - $473
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Telluride
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