A pristine retreat in the San Juan range of southwest Colorado, Telluride offers up the secluded mountain getaway you’ve been looking for. Telluride’s lodging options and natural beauty make it an ideal location for your next high altitude excursion. A former silver mining town, Telluride stays true to its roots with historic buildings and small, independent shops.
These charming, traditional features combine with world-class restaurants and exquisite spas to create an off-the-charts vacation experience you will never forget.
A free gondola brings guests from historic downtown to the more modern Mountain Village, at the base of the ski area. Telluride is known for its legendary scenery and terrain, which is continually expanding; Telluride recently opened Revelation Bowl, Palmyra Peak and Gold Hill Stairs, adding to one of the largest learning areas in the Rockies. Come enjoy your next Rocky Mountain vacation in this easy-going, hassle-free haven, and discover why Telluride is unmatched in North America.
Carried by the slogan "The Power of Four," the Aspen/Snowmass region is home to a variety of skiing across its 4 ski resorts. While Snowmass is more isolated than the other 3 mountains, all 4 ski resorts are within a 20 minute free bus ride. And while Snowmass is big enough to ski for weeks without boredom, it is always nice to mix up the terrain. Snowmass Mountain provides a massive 3,132 acres of skiable terrain, and has everything from t-bars hauling you to the summit to various terrain parks to beginner runs. The Cirque, at the top of Snowmass, is
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One of my favorite things to do during the summer months is get in my Jeep and explore Colorado. Everywhere offers something new to discover and the beauty of the mountains literally takes your breath away.
This time, my good friend Sean agreed to make the 4.5 hour drive with me to Telluride – the most magical place in Colorado! If you haven’t ever been, you don’t know what you’re missing. With 100’s of hikes to be discovered amidst spectacular scenery you just can’t go wrong. We arrived late, camped and woke up with no plans other than to take a little hike and maybe check out the Telluride Film Festival going on in town. That “little” hike turned into a 6 hour, highly rewarding journey that I recommend to all!
One of the unique features of Telluride is the Gondola that connects Historic Telluride and Mountain Village. Right in the middle of the two, the Gondola allows passengers the option to get out at mid mountain (10,554ft) which is where Sean and disembarked. Mid mountain is also home to Allred’s Restaurant, one of the most popular places to grab a drink while watching the sunset. Having skied Telluride in the winter, I was stoked to take a walk up one of my favorite alpine trails, See Forever. See Forever took us on a fairly steep incline passing us through numerous trail intersections and landmarks. When we stumbled upon the Tempter House at 12,200 feet we were blown away. This architectural wonder is nestled atop a ridge beside the famous Gold Hill and is one of the highest elevation homes in North America! You just can’t find the privacy and views offered here at any other rental property. That’s right you can rent this property out, just give Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals a call!
Sean and I finally reached what we felt was the top of our journey, but then we noticed that the trail seemed to keep going so we followed it up to the Revelation Bowl (12,570ft). At the top of Revelation Bowl we paused a moment for a photo and took a second look at our trail map. We have two options- Turn around or continue onward across the Wasatch Connection down to East Bear Creek Trail into the Town of Telluride. The answer was an obvious choice and we continued onward! Bear Creek Trail takes you down into the lush valley along the river to Bear Creek Falls putting you in Town Park in historic Telluride. Lucky for us we brought sunscreen and water because we didn’t reach Town Park until 4 hours after we first reached Revelation Bowl.
The moral of the story is this – Get outside and explore! When you need a place to rest your head, call on Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals to find you just the comfort you’re looking for in a Telluride vacation rental.