Telluride: Best Things to Do

Pixabay - Telluride is tucked in a box that is located on high altitudes of 13,000 and 14,000 feet.

With the rich historical and cultural aspects make Telluride as an ideal destination for tourists.

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SIGHTSEEING

The city of Telluride and Mountain Village is linked by a spectacular journey of 13 minutes using free gondola, the first and only public transportation system of its kind in the United States. This popular transportation allows tourists to enjoy the scenic view from the higher ground both in summer and winter. In both summer and winter the festivals will be crowded at the Town Park. Here, you'll experience the long run festivities through the season.

Telluride Town Park

In summer, it is home to many music festivals and hosts campsites, softball courts, frisbee golf courses, sand volleyball courts, skate parks, soccer fields, and more.

DOWNTOWN

Telluride city has been a special destination for centuries. The Ute Indians tribe on the Valley Floor is interesting cultural thing to see and with the skiing activities in winter will make the journey in the city much better. Since it is dominated by mountains, the city has become the most iconic destination to visit in Florida. You can visit Lustre Gallery to see the fine arts from local artists and the old sculptures.

Lustre Gallery

It also featured along with Jewelry from Todd Reed, Gurhan, Masriera, and Jessica Fields; beautiful upholstered furniture from Austin Ranch; ornamental table from John Arenskov; and delicate glass, wood, and bronze sculptures.

SHOPPING

The Gargoyle Gift Shop, which specializes in pop culture collections, comics, movies & music, toys & games, strange & unique gifts for all ages, hot sauce, and official Telluride Horror Show merchandise. At Telluride Gift Baskets, they specialize in the best artisan products in Colorado: freshly roasted coffee, Colorado wine, handmade chocolates, organic cheeses, and freshly made pastries.

Gargoyle Gift Shop

They also have toys and games for all ages, strange & unique gifts, official Telluride Horror Show merchandise, and hot sauces!

Telluride Gift Baskets

they specialize in the best artisan products in Colorado: freshly roasted coffee, Colorado wine, handmade chocolates, organic cheeses, and freshly made pastries.

FOOD & DRINK

Telluride has its own typical cuisines that worth to try. You'll find unique dishes served in many restaurants such as deer and trout. New American cuisine, from grilled Alaskan halibut and grilled Hawaiian tuna to local Colorado chicken.

CULTURE

In Telluride, 35% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 82% speak English and 14% speak Spanish.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best times to visit Telluride are from mid-June to August and from mid-November to early April.

HOTEL

Alpine Lodging Telluride stays true to its original purpose of providing the best experience to homeowners and guests in Telluride. Alpine Lodging Telluride owns over 250 properties ranging from luxurious and minimalist that can be your accommodation while in Telluride. Located in the heart of the Mountain Village, Bear Creek Lodge & Condominiums is unique among other lodgings and villas. Bear Creek Lodge offers the best of both worlds: wilderness and luxury in a beautiful and pleasant experience.

Alpine Lodging Telluride

As the area's largest property management company with over 300 vacation rentals and hotel rooms in both Telluride and Mountain Village.

Bear Creek Lodge Telluride

The Bear Creek Lodge offers plenty of room whether you are traveling as a couple, a family or a larger group.

RESTAURANT

221 South Oak serves cuisine classified as New America with an eclectic mix of flavors and styles. A variety of seafood, games, and poultry with accompaniment that includes the Far South, Calypso, classic French, California, and Creole. Allred's Restaurant, a restaurant located on the top of gondala station, offers a great dining experience that blends regional and local, authentic and organic cuisines. Steaks, seafood, ribs, meat, salads, and side dishes accompany an appetizer and a signature cocktail. You can enjoy your meal with the beautiful surroundings of the mountains.

221 South Oak

221 is set in a tastefully refurbished historic home nestled in the trees on South Oak Street, just steps from the Gondola.

Allred's Restaurant

It offers a great dining experience that blends regional and local, authentic and organic cuisines.

CAFE

The Bean Café at The Peaks is located a few steps from the magnificent entrance to the Peaks Resort & Spa. Enjoy various types of coffee, tea, juice, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, panini, salads, and healthy portable snacks. Ghost Town Coffee, located in the local bookstore, Between the Covers, serves locally roasted organic coffee, specialty coffee drinks, and fresh pastries. They provide indoor and outdoor seating as well as with Wifi with relaxed and great atmosphere.

The Bean Café at The Peaks

Enjoy different types of coffee, tea, juice, fresh baked pastries, house made breakfast burritos, panini sandwiches, salads, and healthy portable snacks.

Ghost Town Coffee

Ghost Town Coffee, located in the local bookstore, Between the Covers, serves locally roasted organic coffee, specialty coffee drinks, and fresh pastries.

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Fun and varied, The Black Iron Kitchen is the perfect place to lift your glass after a day on the ski slopes or golf course. Besides, Black Iron Kitchen serves dinner from the Mountain Village Comfort Specials Menu, which serves delicious food paired with wine or micro drinks that are suitable to complement daily dishes. Enjoy après ski cocktails or swimming pools at the historic New Sheridan Bar remains as to when it was opened in 1895. Beautifully carved front slats, mahogany wood paneling, spectacular lead glass dividing panels, and decorative lighting are among the original designations. Let the New Sheridan Bar show you why it is the locals' favorite watering hole.

Black Iron Kitchen + Bar

Here, you’ll gather round signature fire tables to enjoy creative takes on rustic, mountain dining, from smoked beef short ribs to black caraway-crusted lamb rack.

New Sheridan Historic Bar

Dating from 1895, the Historic Bar is one of the oldest bars in the west and beloved by the locals. As Telluride’s best bar, it is here that we locals hang out, meet and plan our backpack trip, our runs, and high country adventures.

INTERESTING PLACE

Lustre is the Artists Gallery, which carries jewelry, furniture, gifts, and sculptures. Luster brought the beauty of Ulla Darni's hand-painted chandelier to Telluride. It also featured along with Jewelry from Todd Reed, Gurhan, Masriera, and Jessica Fields; beautiful upholstered furniture from Austin Ranch; ornamental table from John Arenskov; and delicate glass, wood, and bronze sculptures. Telluride's main performing arts venue, Michael D. Palm Theater is 30,000 square feet, sophisticated facilities, including a full flying house with 38 circuits, 288 lighting circuits, and other facilities. It also completes Meyer performance sound system, widescreen cinema with dual 35mm projectors, large format digital and sound projectors surround.

Lustre Gallery

It also featured along with Jewelry from Todd Reed, Gurhan, Masriera, and Jessica Fields; beautiful upholstered furniture from Austin Ranch; ornamental table from John Arenskov; and delicate glass, wood, and bronze sculptures.

Michael D. Palm Theater

It also completes Meyer performance sound system, widescreen cinema with dual 35mm projectors, large format digital and sound projectors surround.

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Telluride Town Park is the center of many activities. When summer season, the park is filled with numerous activities such as music festivals, sports, camping, and manu more. In winter, the park has two ice rinks and neat Nordic ski trails. The Tony Newlin Gallery features wildlife and nature photography from Tony Newlin. The collection includes images from Colorado, the Western United States, and Alaska. You will find aspen trees, views of Colorado's mountains, bears, large deer and various other wild and natural landscapes.

Telluride Town Park

In summer, it is home to many music festivals and hosts campsites, softball courts, frisbee golf courses, sand volleyball courts, skate parks, soccer fields, and more.

Tony Newlin Gallery at Telluride

The collection includes images from Colorado, the Western United States, and Alaska.