Chances are you think of skiing when you think of Telluride. The town has a big reputation, thanks to the surrounding mountain peaks. However, a Telluride vacation in spring, summer, and fall is just as spectacular, and has fewer crowds. With this in mind, you may want to plan your trip outside of the winter months.
There is so much to do and see that you really should consider booking Telluride vacation packages to get it all in. Telluride and Mountain Village, its neighbor over the San Juan Mountains, have got it together when it comes to tourism. They've built a free year-round gondola running up and over the mountain peak and between the two towns. Most cities have buses, but Telluride has a gondola and locals call it the best commute in the country. You can have breakfast in Telluride, ride the gondola to the mountain for a breathtaking hike, and then head down to Mountain Village to put your feet up at the outdoor fire pit. All for free! There are also cheap car rentals in Telluride if you need one, and you can park it for free as well.
Hotels in Telluride fill up fast in winter, of course. There are more rooms available in the other seasons, but major events like the Fourth of July, the KOTO End of the Season Street Dance in April, and the Literary Arts Festival in May mean this little Victorian town packs in visitors. Because this is a real ski town, there are also unique winter activities like the Ceremonial Ski Burn to show respect to the Saint of Skiers, and the North Pole on Ice at the open-air Mountain Village ice rink.
Don't hesitate to use Travelocity to find your Telluride vacation deals. You can save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time. So, if you're looking for a good time in funky town, head on up and over to Telluride.