Why Visit Telluride?

Why Visit Telluride?

Why Telluride?

Simply put – there are few places that match the raw beauty and natural setting found in Telluride and Mountain Village. The fact that it takes a little effort to get here is both a curse and a blessing, for the authentic Western spirit remains here in Telluride:

1)    The nearest stop light is 40 miles away – located in Ridgway, Colorado.
2)    There are no fast food chains in town.
3)    You won’t see “neon” lights anywhere.
4)    One of the grocery stores is still carpeted.
5)    It is 130 miles to the closest shopping mall.
6)    The Town of Telluride is only 12 blocks long and 5 blocks wide.
7)    During certain times of the year, dogs outnumber people on Main Street.

Telluride started as a hardy mining community, and today, that “feisty” spirit still lives on, as the Telluride of today embraces it’s unique, undeveloped charm. Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964 — this kind of honor has been given to only 4 other Colorado communities, and we are proud to have been chosen.

“Rugged, remote, and utterly unpretentious” -- Dramatic scenery defines both Telluride and Mountain Village. The mountains provide both beauty and the opportunity for endless outdoor adventure in all seasons. The complimentary gondola connecting the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village allows visitors to enjoy all that the two towns have to offer: world-class skiing at the well-known Telluride Ski Resort and access to the renowned summer events including the “Bluegrass Festival” and the “Telluride Film Festival”. Check out our schedule of events and festivals to get the run-down on everything that happens in Telluride.