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Telluride in August

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Telluride in August

We (4 active couples in their 50s) will be in Telluride in August. Any advice on activities for day and night along with great restaurants would be helpful.

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1. Re: Telluride in August

There will be all kinds of things going on in August. Not sure if all the dates are firmed up, but August usually brings the Mushroom Festival, the Chamber Music Festival, summer sunset concerts, MuddButt mystery Theater, various programs through the Telluride Historical Museum such as fireside chats, hikes, and walking tours...

Gondola ride

Check the Sheridan Opera House schedule...(no it's not opera)

Of course all things outdoors, which you can do guided or unguided. Check tellurideoutside.com, scenictelluride.com, telluridesports and tellurideadventures.com for ideas such as 4x4 tours, glider rides, fly fishing lessons or trips, guided walks and hikes, mountain biking, ghost towns.

You could take any number of scenic drives, as well. If you have time, Mesa Verde National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison Natl Park, and Ouray with its hot springs and Million Dollar Highway are all easy day trips from Telluride.

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2. Re: Telluride in August

Thank you for all of the ideas. In looking through other travel sites and TA, I didn't find this much detail.

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3. Re: Telluride in August

You're welcome.

I'll leave the restaurant recommendations to someone else, or maybe you can do a search on the forum. I haven't eaten out in Telluride recently enough to be of any help there.

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4. Re: Telluride in August

Do not miss a 4x4 tour to the high passes above Telluride. They offer spectacular natural scenery, rich mining history / ghost towns, and something that a whole mixed group can enjoy together.

Go with the best, (not the largest) local tour company. www.tellurideoffroad.com

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