Dreaming of a vacation to Telluride Ski Area? With its famous ski trails, golf course, and some of the best hiking, biking, and river rafting around, Telluride, Colorado is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Located at 8,750 feet of elevation in a box canyon in the San Juan Mountains, Telluride started out as a silver mining town and was named for the mineral gold telluride (despite the fact that it was never actually mined there). Due to its rich history, the town was designated as a National Historic Landmark District. Not sure where to stay? Travelocity is your key to all the best hotels in Telluride.
Out and About in Telluride
Take a hike or bike ride out to Bridal Veil Falls, the tallest in the state of Colorado, descending a spectacular 365 feet. Ride the free gondola to Mountain Village, Telluride's companion town, to reach the ski area and golf course, or just for the scenic experience. Worn out from all your outdoor adventures? The Telluride Historical Museum provides a tantalizing glimpse into various eras of the region's past, or you can check out a show at the Sheridan Opera House, which started out as a vaudeville theater for miners working on-site and is now a cozy venue for performing arts of all kinds.
Eating and Drinking
With an area of just .7 square miles, Telluride may be small, but don't be deceived! There are over 50 local restaurants to choose from, ranging from fine dining to sandwich shops to a variety of ethnic options. And here's the good news: nothing's far, so you can linger late before returning to your choice of Telluride hotels. Travelocity allows you to search among over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide, so finding Telluride hotel deals and the cheapest Montrose flights will be a cinch—leaving you with more time to map out the best ski routes or practice your golf swing.