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Telluride

Once a major mining town in the 19th century, Telluride today draws people for its scenic landscape and Western charm. Well worth the journey to Colorado’s remote southwestern corner, Telluride offers world-class skiing without the crowds.

  • Perfect for
    Adventurers | Families | Romantics
  • When to go
    Year-Round
  • Ideal length of stay
    3-5 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

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    3 Days: Best of Telluride

    Experience the best of Telluride with a customized itinerary that includes special access, guided touring, private lessons and exclusive reservations. Here’s just one example of what our travel specialists can arrange for you.

    • Day 1: Acclimating to the Altitude

      The former mining town has a passionate cult following: outdoors enthusiasts love the wide range of extreme-adventure activities, while families enjoy the kid-friendly pursuits and local charm. The drastic elevation of Telluride and the adjacent Mountain Village can be difficult to adjust to, so spend the first day acclimating to the altitude with spa treatments including a personal oxygen can. For dinner, take the gondola to Allred’s for creative American dishes and a spectacular sunset.

    • Day 2: Time in Town

      After breakfast, stroll down Colorado Avenue, the main thoroughfare, and the streets that branch off it, which are lined by historic Victorian homes. Take a guided walking tour to see the historic sights of Telluride, such as the Sheridan Opera House, New Sheridan Hotel and its historic saloon, and learn about the town’s gold mining and cowboy culture. After the tour, stop for lunch and spend the afternoon perusing the unique shops and galleries. Telluride boasts a rich arts and music scene, so aim to attend a festival or musical performance during your stay.

    • Day 3: Experience the Great Outdoors

      The true reason any traveler comes to Telluride is to savor the incredible landscape. In the winter months, head to the slopes for downhill skiing or the pristine trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Summer visitors can spend days fly-fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking or kayaking down the San Miguel River. Visitors should choose one of Indagare’s favorite restaurants for dinner and then head over to the New Sheridan bar, a historic landmark, for a nightcap.

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Indagare's Laura Fishman
"It's quite the quest to reach Telluride, but once you arrive, you realize that you're in an incredibly special place for its history, western charm and beautiful views of the San Juan Mountain Range. The area offers an abundance of outdoor activities that bring out the explorer in you."
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