Telluride, Colorado in the Summer
To visit Telluride in the summer is to rediscover a beautiful old friend in a warm and wonderful new light. The people, the town and the mountains seem to be bathed in a self-assured serenity.
Whether you're up early for a mountain bike ride as the sun rises above the spires of the jagged San Juan Mountains, or sipping wine in the afternoon rays on the deck of Harmon's with the sounds of the San Miguel River rushing past, you'll find so many of your own reasons to sample Telluride in the summer.
From the historic Victorian mining town at the base of the resort to the European-style Mountain Village 800 feet above on the flanks of the wildflower-festooned ski slopes, there are a diverse range of offerings in the summer months -- 30 scheduled events, the gamut of shopping options and a palate-pleasing array of restaurants and lounges.
This is a cosmopolitan and confident alpine escape in one of the most pristine, primordial and spectacular settings in North America.
Take in a festival honoring everything from mushrooms to wine to the finest in film, or just cast a fly into the San Miguel River, tee off at one of the most scenic golf courses in the world or hike on the ridges and parapets of Colorado's own breathtaking version of the Alps.
There is something for every member of the family in a Telluride summer -- horseback rides, luxury spa treatments and award-winning dining -- and it all comes in a spectacular package that begs you to unwrap it at your own leisurely pace.
It's never been easier to get here, with daily flights to Telluride or nearby Montrose on America West, Continental, Great Lakes and United, and there's never been more to do once you've arrived -- meet famous mountaineers, filmmakers and photographers during the 25th Mountain Film over Memorial Day Weekend in May; sip wines from around the world during June's Wine Festival; enjoy phenomenal music in Town Park during August's Jazz Celebration; and rock out during September's Blues & Brews Festival.
Visit Telluride online at www.visittelluride.com