Take a ride on the most beautiful free transportation system in North America. Jump on the Gondola in Telluride and gaze out as the view widens and the town grows smaller. A ride to Mountain Village takes approximately 13 minutes. Or get out at the top (Station San Sophia) and visit the Sophia Nature Center to learn more about the indigenous animals, Native American history, and geology of the area. The Gondola is open daily except during should seasons. The Nature Center is open 9-4 from early June through Labor Day Weekend.