"The most picturesque place in Colorado" Top 5 Page for this destination Telluride by Martinewezel

Telluride Travel Guide: 55 reviews and 80 photos

The Rockies stole my heart.
Located on the scenic San Juan Skyway in the heart of southwest Colorado, Telluride and Mountain village are located 125 miles northwest of Durango and 6 hours driving from Albuquerque.

It's a little town of 10 blocks long and 5 blocks wide and very popular with ski fanatics. The Victorian Main street offers very exclusive and expensive boutiques and restaurants and is one of the nicest and cosiest streets I ever saw. From here you have a spectacular view over the Telluride Mountain and the surrounding 13,000-and 14,000- foot peaks.

Most tourists stay in one of the ski resorts in Mountain Village, 1,000 feet higher. A car is not necessary, cause this part of town is connected to Telluride by a free 12 minutes gondola ride.

Mountain Village

A gallery owner was very honoured and thanked us for telling her that her town had a high Chamonix grade. She answered us this is just the atmosphere Mountain Village tries to give out :-)
Same style wooden chalets, hotels, exclusive shops, only... big, bigger, biggest! The prices too!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:incredible views
  • Cons:pricy
  • In a nutshell:It’s a wonderful spot!
  • Last visit to Telluride: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 5, 2006
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  • mikehanneman's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    My wife and I went to Telluride a couple of years ago. very scenic!

  • Apr 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Prices may be exorbitant---high prices yield exuberance for the proprietor.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2008 at 1:38 AM

    Looks like a great place for hiking, assuming you are acclimatized to the altitude. The town really does look picturesque, but I've never heard of wall-to-wall carpeting in a supermarket before. I've been to Colorado a few times, but never to this part.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2007 at 5:43 AM

    Thank you for the wonderful tips. Some friends were suggesting an off-road trip to Telluride...sounds breathtaking...

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 8:15 AM

    Thanks for the tip about the out of town parking with the free gondola to Mountain Village and Telluride. Enjoyed both your Ouray and Telluride pages. They have helped me with my May visit to both towns. :-)

  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2006 at 10:34 AM

    Very much enjoyed your tips for Ouray and Telluride; added a number of them to my DIY Guide. Thanks!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2005 at 6:06 PM

    I used to live in Colorado, and visited many parts of the state. I never went to Telluride, though. Looks like a beautiful place that I should see someday.

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2005 at 10:58 PM

    Whoooooooooooooooo, i hate cable lifts, i get the shakes just looking at them LOL.

  • Callavetta's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2005 at 11:13 AM

    You have some beautiful photos here.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2005 at 1:49 AM

    This looks a beautiful little place, stunning moutains overlooking the town. Lovely page (~_~)


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