From Texas to Telluride: Everything You Need to Know for Your Trip

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For many Texans, a visit to Telluride, Colorado can be the perfect destination. You can escape the Lone Star state’s humidity while experiencing the Colorado Rockies and a terrain vastly different from the flat Texas plains. With stunning hikes, water sports, shopping, and a vibrant culinary scene, Telluride has an activity to delight any type of traveler. Here’s everything you need to know as you plan your next trip from Texas to Telluride.  

What to Expect 
There are two airports near Telluride that you can fly into. Montrose Regional Airport is a scenic 65 miles from Telluride with connections from most major airline hubs. Those flying privately may access the Telluride Regional Airport with advance notice of arrival. Commercial arrivals are also available at this airport through Denver Air Connection. There are a number of rental car facilities at the airports and within Telluride, and although Telluride is a walkable town, you may want to rent or charter a vehicle to enjoy day trips in the surrounding area.  

Weather is generally mild but can get quite cold in Spring and Winter, with temperatures reaching a low of 5 to 15 degrees between November and March. During the Summer and Fall, temperatures typically do not rise above the high 70s.  

What to Bring 
Because the weather can change depending on the time of day and elevation, it is ideal to pack clothing that is comfortable and can be easily layered. Even if you are not planning to take a hike, temperatures may become very cool in the evenings.  

For those who plan to take advantage of Telluride’s outdoor activities in the Summer, good walking shoes or hiking boots are a must. Pack a swimsuit if you plan to visit the nearby Ouray Natural Hot Springs. Skiing season is a popular time to visit as well, but that does not mean you need to worry about transporting all your gear from Texas. There are a number of local outfitters who rent high-quality ski and snowboarding supplies.  

Where to Stay 
Whether your trip is a romantic getaway for you and your partner or a large reunion for family and friends, Telluride has a number of luxury rental accommodations. SilverStar’s properties are located in both Mountain Village and the town of Telluride with stunning views of the Rockies and city center. Each condo or villa can sleep between two and 14 guests, depending on the rental. Accommodations are thoughtfully designed for travelers and have all the comforts of home while also feeling authentic to the design and landscape of Colorado. 

What to Do 
There is always something exciting to do in Telluride. From hiking and cycling, horseback riding and trail running, museums and shopping, to dining and nightlife, your agenda can be as full or relaxed as you would like. Because Telluride is conveniently located within a short drive of major golf courses, national parks, hot springs, historical monuments, and other charming Colorado mountain towns, it is the perfect home base for your vacation.  

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