This weekend is one of the best times this fall to enjoy the beautiful fall colors in Telluride and get out on a hike or bike ride. With some heavy rainfall and thunderstorms overnight last night we woke up to enjoy the first major snow of the season on the peaks overlooking Telluride this morning. Great time to get out for a hike!
Telluride is home to an abundance of hikes and mountain bike trails; many multi-purpose use. Several of them can be accessed from town, such as the popular Jud Wiebe, which starts and ends in downtown Telluride with a 3 mile loop overlooking town and the the box canyon, providing a sure way of getting your fall colors fill. Bear Creek Trail is an up-and-down kind of hike that starts by Town Park in Telluride and ultimately ends at the Bear Creek falls. The fairly new Bridal Veil Trail goes up to the Bridal Veil falls and starts on the very east side of Telluride by the mine, accessible from downtown by car, bike or by walking along the river trail.
Today’s pictures are from Deep Creek Trail, one of Telluride’s main trails with its trail head on the east end of town close to the airport. From here you have several options depending on time and fitness level. The Deep Creek Trail is a 10.9 mile trail that, if you follow it all the way, will drop you in downtown Telluride on N Aspen Street, taking you down the Jud Wiebe trail at the end.
You can also choose to go up and down at desired distance/time, or follow the trail down Mill Creek, which eventually drops you on Mill Creek Road by the Shell station, about a mile from downtown Telluride.
Whatever way you choose to get outside, this time of year is one of the best. If you have not yet gotten a chance to get to Telluride this fall we are offering our fall promo through November 1. Book your stay with us this fall and receive 20% off your stay. At already great fall pricing, this is one of the best deals of the year!