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Why Telluride?


Simply put – there are few places that match the raw beauty and natural setting found in Telluride and Mountain Village. The fact that it takes a little effort to get here is both a curse and a blessing, you won’t find the authenticity enjoyed here elsewhere.

Top 10 Reasons for visiting Telluride:

  1. The nearest stop light is 40 miles away – located in Ridgway, Colorado.
  2. There are no fast food chains in town.
  3. You won’t see “neon” lights anywhere.
  4. The gondola, the first and only free public transportation system of its kind in America. 
  5. It is 130 miles to the closest shopping mall.
  6. The Town of Telluride is only 12 blocks long and 5 blocks wide.
  7. We are a dog friendly destination with plenty of pet friendly lodging. 
  8. Telluride is home to Colorado’s longest free-falling waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls.
  9. Relax, the town speed limit is 15mph.
  10. Daily wildlife sightings may include: bears, porcupines, marmots, elk, deer, fox, grouse and prairie dogs.