Muscatel Flats perches on the banks of the San Miguel River, across from the Telluride Town Park where you find the Festival Main Stage, skate park, ball fields, kids' fishing pond and playgrounds. Winter in Town Park offers ice skating at the Hanley Rink, sledding, and nordic skiing (classic and skate-ski tracks).
The complex has parking on the ground level, assigned by unit. The shared decks on the southeast side lead to a common hot tub overlooking the Hobgood Wetlands and river overlook. Views of the surrounding mountain peaks abound, with Ajax to the east and Ballard to the south.
From Muscatel Flats, skiing and snowboarding is 4 blocks to the Gondola and Oak Street Lift (#8), a walkable distance, or pick up the free in-town Galloping Goose shuttle at the corner and ride it around to the lifts. Being on the eastern fringe of the historic downtown, shops, restaurants, apres-ski, and other venues are a short stroll up the street.