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 forAdventurers | Families | Romantics
When to goYear-Round
Ideal length of stay3-5 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.
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.
Where To Stay
We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.
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For families and groups needing the convenience of a central Mountain Village location and resort amenities, Hotel Madeline delivers pampering spa treatments, après-ski options and a serious local art collection all under one commodious roof.
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Thoughtful details and a top-notch ski valet make this smart, sophisticated slopeside retreat a favorite with discerning travelers eager to maximize their time on the mountain.
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