If you’re looking for something to do this summer, come visit Telluride in Colorado! Telluride boasts a world-class ski resort, but skiing is not all Telluride has to offer. Telluride is a historical mining town with plenty of history, fantastic scenery, and activities for the whole family.
Summer is the festival season, and Telluride has many different types of festivals to choose from! Visit Town Park stage and jam to some music with bluegrass, rock, and jazz blues performances. If you’re a film fanatic, Telluride is home to two esteemed film festivals, the Telluride Film Festival and the Telluride Horror Show. Wine aficionados can also enjoy some Colorado wine at the Telluride Wine Festival.
Colorado is every nature lover’s dream vacation. Telluride is a beautiful area and there are plenty of hiking and biking trails. The San Miguel River Trail is a great option for beginners, and it passes through the historic village for added activities. The San Miguel River Trail also connects to the Idarado Legacy Trail that leads to the Bridal Veil waterfall. The Bear Creek Falls is a great trail option for families, as it’s more like a leisurely walk than a hike. If you want a more challenging hike, take the Ajax Peak trail that begins at the Bridal Veil Waterfall. You’ll have to take the other trails to get to this one, so you’ll have an entire day of hiking. There are also options for horseback riding with guided adventures that are great for children and all horse lovers.
There’s a free gondola ride from Telluride to the nearby Mountain Village. If you crave the quaint feel of a small European village town, look no further than Telluride’s gondola ride. The ride is 13 minutes long and you’ll be able to see all the beautiful mountain scenery Telluride has to offer.
Telluride is chock-full of history. Did you know that the first bank Butch Cassidy, a famous train and bank robber in the Old West, robbed was the San Miguel Valley Bank in Telluride? As a former mining town, Telluride is full of old mining roads that are welcome to 4×4 adventures. For spooky adventures, there are plenty of ghost towns to walk around. Consider visiting the Telluride History Museum for a blast to the past and finishing up at the 122-year-old New Sheridan Hotel bar.
There are a lot of fun, family-friendly water activities to do here in Telluride! We have some of the best water for trout fishing. There are lakes, ponds, and alpine creeks to dip your toes in or do other water activities like kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding!
There are plenty of National Parks around the surrounding area. Telluride is close to Black Canyon National Park where you can go horseback riding and rock climbing. The Mesa Verde National Park has beautiful canyons to hike/bike, and you can visit the Ancestral Pueblo people’s elaborate dwellings. The perfect rental property awaits you from SilverStar. Contact us today to book your dream summer vacation and start planning an unforgettable stay in one of our luxurious properties!