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Telluride is a rustic, Victorian village set in a "U-shaped" valley in Colorado's magnificent San Juan Mountains. Surrounded by 13,000-foot mountain peaks, the village is just six blocks wide and twelve blocks long and is filled with the colorful legends of the Old West. Due to its significant role in the history of the American West, the core area of the town is a designated National Historic Landmark District. The streets of Telluride are filled with Victorian-era homes, unique boutiques and art galleries and fine restaurants. Located at the east end of town is Bridal Veil Falls, a crystal-clear waterfall that plummets over 365 feet (making it the tallest free falling waterfall in Colorado.) In summertime, Telluride hosts several festivals and special events, such as the highly acclaimed Telluride Film Festival. In fact, the town hosts so many festivals, it has earned the title of "Festival Capital of the Rockies." Just a few of the outdoor activities available in Telluride include hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, mountain climbing and horseback riding. The Telluride Ski Area is world-renowned for its' high quality services and attractions. With 1,700 acres of terrain, Ski Magazine has rated Telluride as one of their "Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America." Enjoy downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding and the only helicopter skiing in the state. Telluride is linked to neighboring Mountain Village by a breathtaking 13-minute gondola ride that serves as public transportation, as well as providing free access to hiking and biking trails in the area.

Surrounding areas: Mountain Village, Colorado (2.4 mi), Ouray, Colorado (9.8 mi), Silverton, Colorado (11.8 mi), Ridgway, Colorado (15.3 mi), Rico, Colorado (20.6 mi), Vallecito Lake, Colorado (22.3 mi), Lake City, Colorado (27.8 mi)

Telluride Vacation Rentals

Telluride Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Camel's Garden Hotel250 West San Juan AveTelluride, CO (970) 728-9300
Ice House Lodge310 South Fir StTelluride, CO (970) 728-6300
Inn At Lost CreekTelluride, CO (970) 728-5678
New Sheridan Hotel231 W Colorado AveTelluride, CO (970) 728-4351
Telluride Mountainside Inn333 S Davis StTelluride, CO (888) 728-1950
The Peaks At Telluride136 Country CLB DrTelluride, CO (970) 728-3165
Victorian Inn401 W PacificTelluride, CO (970) 728-6601
Wyndham Lodge At The Peaks457 MTN VLG BlvdTelluride, CO (970) 369-5000
Ouray Comfort Inn191 5TH AveOuray, CO9.6 mi.(970) 325-7203
Ouray Hotel303 6TH AveOuray, CO9.7 mi.(970) 325-0500
ST Elmo Hotel Inc426 Main StOuray, CO9.7 mi.(970) 325-4951
The Wyman Hotel & Inn1371 Greene StSilverton, CO11.7 mi.(800) 609-7845
Super 8 Lodge373 Palomino TrailRidgeway, CO15.3 mi.(970) 626-5444
Purgatory Village Hotel5 Skier PLDurango, CO21.0 mi.(800) 693-0175
Rocky Top Lodge1450 N Hwy 149Lake City, CO27.9 mi.(970) 944-2780
Norwood Inn1415 GrandNorwood, CO29.4 mi.(970) 327-4982
Bed & Breakfast
Bear Creek Bed And Breakfast221 E Colorado AveTelluride, CO (970) 728-6681

Telluride Weather & Climate

Southwest Colorado has a four-season alpine climate. This region is on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide at 7,200 feet above sea level. The combination of high desert plateau and Rocky Mountains to the north and east create an unusually mild climate. Temperatures here are much cooler in the summer than most of the surrounding southwestern United States. The area is also blessed with 300 days of sunshine per year. The climate of Colorado, in general, is difficult to describe because it varies so widely from place to place. The climate of any particular place in this region is profoundly affected by differences in elevation, and to a lesser degree, by the orientation of mountain ranges and valleys and wind direction. Wide variations occur within short distances.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 1°F 1.70 in. -
February 40°F 6°F 1.53 in. -
March 44°F 14°F 2.18 in. -
April 51°F 21°F 1.97 in. -
May 61°F 30°F 2.04 in. -
June 72°F 35°F 1.28 in. -
July 77°F 40°F 2.43 in. -
August 74°F 40°F 2.58 in. -
September 68°F 33°F 2.27 in. -
October 59°F 23°F 2.06 in. -
November 45°F 11°F 1.89 in. -
December 37°F 3°F 1.49 in. -

Telluride Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Montrose Regional airport (MTJ) located about 39 miles north of Telluride in Montrose, Colorado, the Durango La Plata County airport (DRO) located approximately 54 miles south of Telluride in Durango, Colorado, Stevens Field (2V1) located roughly 61 miles southeast of Telluride in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and finally the Gunnison Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) located around 63 miles northeast of Telluride in Gunnison, Colorado.

Telluride Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Family FunlandFarmingtonNM86.4 mi.
Fun JunctionGrand JunctionCO87.6 mi.
Water Parks
Butch Cassidy King World Water ParkMoabUT104.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Fairway Pines Golf CourseRidgwayCO15.1 mi.
Ski Areas
PurgatoryDurangoCO45.8 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO78.5 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO86.8 mi.
AspenAspenCO102.1 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO102.1 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO102.1 mi.
TiehackAspenCO102.1 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO114.7 mi.
State Parks
Chipeta State ParkCO34.3 mi. 

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