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First Visit questions

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First Visit questions

Hi: We will be visiting Telluride for the 1st time in August. Our age ranges are 26 - 67. We will have 4 days. Some things we have planned are: hiking, possible jeep ride, gondola ride to mountain village and a visit to Ouray. We also would like to visit a hot spring.

Any recommendations for easier hikes? Also, are we missing anything that we should fit in?

We are excited to visit your beautiful area!

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1. Re: First Visit questions

Great time of year; I'm sure you'll enjoy yourselves. A couple of easy hikes would be up Bear Creek or to the base of Cornet Falls, although last time I was at Cornet Falls, part of the trail was washed out.

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A super easy hike (mostly all flat) would be to follow the Valley Floor Trail. Other "easy" hikes in Telluride still have some areas that people not used to the Rockies will consider steep, but not rocky. Bear Creek is a good one and the Jud Wiebe trail (which leaves from town) is fairly easy also.

When you are walking down Main St., most of the business will have magazines outside (Telluride Style, Official Visitor's Guide, etc) these are free. Be sure to pick some up ~ they have a guide to local trails and lots of info on restaurants, etc. Not every restaurant is listed, but it will give you some ideas. Usually also has some info on jeep tours and such.

Telluride has a great small museum that focuses on the history of the area. From Native Americans to mining to the ski area. Lots of interesting displays.

If any of your group is interested in horse back riding, that is lot's of fun too.

www.ridewithroudy.com

www.telluridetours.com

www.telluridemuseum.org

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3. Re: First Visit questions

Forgot to mention... there are no hot springs in Telluride. However, there is one in Ouray. It is like a large public swimming pool. There is another between Ridgway and Ouray called Orvis Hotsprings. The pools there are natural looking, rocks along the edge, stone deck, etc. The pools are manmade, but look very natural. It is a "clothing optional" hotspring. I have been there before and some people wear suits and some are nude, altho they are usually very discreet - towel wrapped around them until just before getting under the water, etc. It is a nice place, not a sleezy pick up joint or something. It's definitely NOT for everyone, but if you are adventurous, you might want to give it a try. Most people probably prefer the one in Ouray. :-)

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