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This 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom (plus 2 half-baths) estate is bathed in the warmth of all day sun. Constructed from massive logs handpicked from Santa Fe National Forest near Cerro Grande Peak the residence possesses the quintessential Rocky Mountain lodge ambiance adjoining 30 picturesque acres of open space with ski access just steps away.

Painstakingly constructed from three pre-civil war barns, Wilson Way offers a gateway to a lifestyle that captures the allure of the rugged wilderness from its doorstep and beyond to what seems like an infinity of beauty called the San Juan Mountains laced with 14,000 ft. peaks, old growth forests and lush mountain meadows. 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths.

Originally constructed in 1891 and owned by the McKown family, publisher of the San Miguel Examiner newspaper, this stately residence was artfully restored and enlarged in 1991 by its current owner. Its location on two lots with mature trees and lush landscaping affords ample solitude on Telluride’s most coveted street in the heart of the Historic District.

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Emanating from a high-elevation watershed with sparkling headwaters near Lizard Head Pass just south of Telluride, the Dolores is fed by a dozen brook, rainbow and brown trout streams upstream from the Dolores River Ranch. History is woven into this lush 318+ acre landscape with a charming 11-bedroom, half-century-old lodge.

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10 | 855.421.4360 WELCOME 15 Discover Telluride & Mountain Village 17 Getting Here Summer air options 19 Getting Around Telluride, Mountain Village and the Gondola connection 20 How to Visit Right 82 Local Transportation & Parking 83 Flight Map 107+ Maps COVER STORY 23 Love Me Tender Keeping this special place special MOUNTAIN LIFE 31 Outdoor Activities Mountain adventures 36 Be Smart Recreating responsibly 39 Beyond the Box Canyon Adventures farther afield 85 Activities Guide 107+ Parting Shot RICH HISTORY 40 Mountain Melodies Telluride’s musical past 80 Historic Walking Tour THE SCENE 42 Ready, Set, Festival 46 Discovery + Possibility Celebrating the Ah Haa School for the Arts 48 Arts News 50 Delectable Dining Mountain Village’s fine fare 52 Dining News 92 Dining & Spirits Guide CONTENTS SUMMER/FALL 2022 39 40 42 46 31 23 31 BonneauRyan BonneauRyan DeminTony BonneauRyan | 855.421.4360 11 OYERR300LANETELLURIDE,COLORADO 6 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 2 HALF BATHS | $23,000,000 An extraordinary retreat, this newly-contructed, 6-bedroom modern home was carefully designed to honor and celebrate its singular setting in the heart of Telluride’s iconic box canyon, o ering an unrivaled panorama of its soaring peaks and cascading waterfalls. The house is formed by three horizontal glass pavilions stepped into the mountainside, in subtle harmony with its place among the towering aspens, juxtaposed with the breathtaking experience of being entirely enveloped by the canyon’s sheer red rock cli s and dramatic beauty. RICK PERSONALFUSTINGCOMMITMENT PROVEN RESULTS 970.708.5500 | VIRTUAL TOUR SCAN HERE Move beyond your expectations. RICKFUSTING.COM Nothing Compares

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It may not surprise you to hear that it was a search for just this sort of adventure that brought a large number of area residents here over time, residents who quickly lost their heart to this place with its spectacular, vertig inous outdoors and the kind and generous community at its has engendered in us and the wider com munity a sense of stewardship and responsibility for the place, the culture and the experience. We are working to sustain Telluride and Mountain Village for generations to come, and are asking you do to the same.

Please become a local while you’re here, and join us in both enjoying and preserving what makes this place so special. Help look after our natural surroundings and leave no trace. Walk or bike instead of drive, ditch sin gle-use plastics and plastic bags for reusables and pick up after yourself and beloved pooches. Say hello on the street and wave to cars that stop at crosswalks. Support the local nonprofits, take part in clean-up days and trail workWesessions.havethemed the summer issue on this premise of sustainability. Our cover story looks at the community’s commitment to sustainable tourism, a concept that asks visitors to consider their impacts on our natural environ ment and work to mitigate them. We profile Lauren Kirn, the Town of Mountain Village’s new environmental effi ciencies and grant coordinator, whose areas of expertise — sustainable development and climate action — make her a great fit for her new role. And, dotted throughout the issue are multiple tools for visitors and residents alike to recreate responsibly.


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This summer, let’s use those tools and work to give our beloved backyard some serious TLC by observing Leave No Trace principles and trails etiquette, participating in local sustainability initiatives like Live Like a Local and joining daily community efforts.


Make your experience here an unforgettable one by stopping by the welcoming, informative Visitors Center at 236 Colorado Ave. There, the local destination concierge team stands ready to steer you toward a summer adventure, memorable meal or the perfect boutique.


elcome to the summer 2022 issue of the Official Guide to Telluride and Mountain Village and to this very special place. My colleagues at the Telluride Tourism Board and I wish you an unforgettable time in our beloved corner of the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado — a time filled with the experiences and adventure of a lifetime. / 970.728.0630 ONLINE BOOKING AVAILABLE NOW Art-friendly Wellness Spa & Salon. Focused on self-care, rejuvenation and healing. 250 West San Juan in the town of Telluride Located steps from the base of the gondola in Telluride (Next to Telluride Sports) SPA + SALON + ART “Rebirth” by artist Regina Ciarfella “Upon Awakening” by artist Darla Murray Loomis featuring artists Regina Ciarfella & Darla Loomis JUNE – SEPTEMBER 2022 Meet the artists during Telluride ArtWalk Reception on the first Thursday of each month ART SHOW +ArtistsHealers{ } | 855.421.4360 17 GETTING HERE

United is also ramping back up its core service to Montrose this summer, with three to four daily Denver flights, as well as daily service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Houston’s George H.W. Bush International Airport (IAH). Hous ton and Chicago run June-September, while Denver continues year-round. American is also back with twice-daily Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) flights to Montrose, while Southwest flies daily between Denver and MTJ.

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On the heels of its return last winter season, Denver Air is operating flights this sum mer between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and TEX for the first time in 10 years. Flights take place daily, alongside Denver Air’s existing, year-round Denver International Airport (DEN)-TEX route.

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his summer, travel to Telluride and Mountain Village is easy, with the return of a favorite flight and continued recovery of other, longtime routes to the area’s two airports. The Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) is just 10 minutes from the heart of both Telluride and Mountain Village, while Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) is a scenic 65 miles away, offering access that is among the best in the Rockies.

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Flying to the Telluride Regional Airport has been made a little greener thanks to the airport’s move to offer only sustainable aviation fuel to its customers, the first Colorado fixed-base operator to do so.

Denver Air’s Dornier 328 jet offers a highly regarded service to TEX that is fast and comfortable, and now connects to both the United Airlines and American Airlines worldwide networks or through Denver Air itself. The best place to see all TEX flight options is on Expedia, Kayak or Google.



The greener fuel is interchangeable with traditional jet fuel and produced using sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue materials like used cooking oil. Every 7,600-gallon truckload represents a 22-tonne reduction in CO2 emissions over the load’s lifecycle, the equivalent to the amount of carbon sequestered by 28.7 acres of American forests per year.

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Linking these two communities is the Gondola. The only public transportation system of its kind in North America, the free, environmentally friendly “G” connects Telluride and Mountain Village via a 13-minute ride. It’s also wheelchair, bike, stroller and pet friendly. Some aficionados try for the red gondola cabin, created in 2016 to celebrate the G’s 20th anniversary, or the white cabin, unveiled last year for its 25th. Whichever cabin you’re in, with breath-taking views and the uniqueness of the expe rience, we can promise the Gondola is one journey you will never forget. | 855.421.4360 19

Good things come in twos, right? The twin communities of Telluride and Mountain Village, for instance, each have their own distinct vibe. Together, though, they share a love of community, of the unique people, culture and events here, and of the stunning natural beauty that makes for a perfect summertime playground.

At 9,545 feet and almost completely enveloped by the Telluride Ski Resort, this hamlet offers a more modern, luxe feel in a European-style alpine setting. Incorporated in 1995, Mountain Village boasts luxury accommodation, stateof-the-art spas, stylish shops and sophisti cated dining options, as well as a wealth of family-friendly activities, all surrounded by towering mountains that form the highest con centration of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks in the United States.


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GONDOLATHE GETTING AROUND Telluride to Mountain Village 8minutes 5minutes A B C13 minutes CBA TELLURIDE STATION South Oak Street 8,750Telluridefeet SAN SOPHIA STATION AccessMid-Mountaintheresort’s trails, Allred’s Restaurant & Bar, Nature Center 10,500 feet MOUNTAIN VILLAGE STATION Mountain Village Center 9,545 feet

A National Historic Landmark District, Tel luride is steeped in history. The town’s roots run right back to the second half of the 19th century when it was at the center of the mining industry and the place where Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank. Look around town and you will see a wealth of historical homes and buildings, structures that have been carefully preserved over time and which now house gourmet restaurants, chic boutiques and fineart galleries.

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Let’s work together today for a better tomorrow.

Let’s waste less and enjoy more.

Let’s always be prepared with sunscreen, layers and water.

Show that love to our community, to all who live, work and play here and to our stunning natural surroundings

Let’s not be trashy and instead reuse and recycle.


Let’s say no to single-use plastics.


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Let’s come to see and not be seen.

Let’s ride the free Gondola, a bike, the eco-friendly free buses or walk like a local.

Let’s care more about ourselves than the selfie.

Let’s keep the mountains pristine by bringing out everything we brought in.

Let’s unplug electronics and chargers when not in use.

Let’s take a deep breath, slow down and be respectful of others and the environment.

Let’s conserve resources by turning off lights when leaving a room.

Let’s enjoy wildlife and nature without disrupting.

Let’s tag responsibly or, even better, not at all.


Recalls Young, “I said ‘Well, unfortunately, some people throw trash on the ground here and that’s not good for the animals or the river, so we are trying to clean up.’ ”

Their interest piqued, the girl and her grand mother joined in on what was a community cleanup day. In doing so, they became part of a wider movement that seeks to use messaging and initiatives to encourage visitors to become active participants in protecting and preserving beautiful and pristine places like this corner of the San Juans. What those messages and initiatives are and how to make them stick, while also maintaining quality of life for locals and managing the tourism that under pins the local economy, have been coalescing under the term “sustainable tourism” for some time. More is now also in the works, driven by a deepening sense of urgency as the concept evolves further throughout mountain destinations in response to a pandemic-in duced demand for the outdoors. >>


ast summer, a young girl and her grandmother, both visitors to the area, were enjoying a walk along Telluride’s River Trail when they encountered a woman picking up trash. The girl asked the woman, who happened to be Telluride Mayor DeLanie Young, what she was doing.


Sustainable what ?

Although sustainability has long been a focus for the area, the past two years have elevated the concept due to an increased demand for the outdoors during the pandemic. Fundamental to these efforts has been raising awareness among visitors. Says Dohnal, “A big part of sustainable tourism is that this place is our pride and joy. I think it’s important for us to define our culture within the tourism experience and encourage visitors to fit into that culture.”

“It’s also important that we create clear expec tations,” Kirn adds.

Mountain Village’s new environmental efficiencies and grant coordinator, Lauren Kirn, adds that “sustainable tourism should make a place better for the people who live and work there, for the people who visit and for the envi ronment, and make sure we preserve resources for future generations so that we can continue to realize social, economic and environmental benefits.”Young describes her answer as looking at the “bigger picture”, saying, “Sustainable tourism is a buzzword right now, but for me it goes much deeper than just the impacts that tourists have on our community and our environment. It has to do with the sheer volume of visitors and our carrying capacity, which is a much larger question, one that I think we are struggling to define. In lieu of having that answer, we are whit tling away at smaller pieces for now by focusing on personal actions we can all take to make a difference.”FortheTelluride Tourism Board’s Kiera Skinner, sustainable tourism “is adapting to

Young says, “Our public lands are being loved to death and it’s imperative that we educate people on smart and safe practices in these outdoor, rural places. The education piece is our most successful tool; it is our least expensive tool and it should be happening consistently >>

The United Nations Environment Program de fines sustainable tourism as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environ ment and host communities.”

It’s worth noting that, locally, sustainability is nothing new. The very existence of the Telluride Ski Resort, for instance, derived from a locals-driven effort to shift from an economy based on mining to one based on recreation. The push began in the 1950s and contributed to the founding of the Telluride Ski Resort in 1972. The 1978 closure of the last commercial mine in the area sealed that


Throughouttransition.the1980s, concerned citizens acted locally on a number of environmental fronts. In 1984, the Telluride Institute was established by a group that included the daughter of the ski resort’s founder. Today, TI works to foster the transition to a sustainable world and is much-loved for its annual Telluride Mushroom Festival. The Telluride Mountain Club took root in 1986 to promote avalanche education, evolving to include advocacy for responsible behavior in the backcountry and a comprehensive, well-maintained trails network. In 1988, locals successfully halted proposed logging on nearby Sheep Mountain, a victory that inspired the founding of Sheep Mountain Alliance, a nonprofit focused on preservation and protection.

By the 1990s and 2000s, the area’s increasing popularity with visitors placed keeping adjacent wildlands wild at the top of local to-do lists. These efforts led to


‘Our pride and joy’

Says Town of Mountain Village Business Development and Sustainability Director Zoe Dohnal, “There is a balance between our economic growth, our standard of living and protecting our environment. Sustainable tourism is finding the balance.”

the changes and needs of a community and its visitors and creating a long-term vision and plan to preserve our environment, community and economic sustainability. At this point in time, we are focused on managing and educating our guests in an effort to reduce impact on our resources. After the Great Recession, our focus was on recovery and marketing to support our businesses and boost the economy. It is ev er-changing and our job is to evolve and sustain throughout the various cycles that the economy, our community and environment endure. We adapt to near-term needs, while also factoring in the long-term sustainability of the destination to preserve the integrity, local quality of life and guest experience.”

Perhaps most fundamentally, by creating partnerships, in particular between the Town of Telluride, Town of Mountain Village, the tourism board, San Miguel County and area nonprofits like the Telluride Mountain Club. These collaborations have led to the Mountain Club’s community clean-up days and Trails Eti quette 101 messaging, as well as campaigns like Live Like a Local, which came about through a partnership between the tourism board, Telluride Ecology Commission, the Mountain Village Green Team and San Miguel County. It highlights a number of cherished local customs,

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So, how exactly are local entities promoting sustainable tourism?


Skinner cites a 2021 Colorado Tourism Office survey in which 75 percent of participants said sustainability was important in their selection of Colorado as a place to visit, up from 36 percent in 2017. “This wasn’t a surprise to us,” Skinner says. “We were aware of this and have been piv oting for a couple of years now, as have the State of Colorado and other mountain destinations.”

and continuously. We’ve been doing that, and in the past couple of years we have ramped up education and messaging significantly.”

Another astute move from this time? The Gondola, which opened in 1996. This free public transportation system is powered by onsite solar arrays, as well as offset by renewable energy credits, and removed the need to travel between the two towns by vehicle. Says Lauren Kirn, “The Gondola is probably the most impactful, most visible thing we have in terms of sustainable Underpinningtourism.”allofthis were increasingly green local governments that created environmental advisory groups, passed eco-friendly ordinances and drafted climate action plans, a document, Kirn stresses, that crucially serves as a foundation for all other efforts: “Climate Action Plans are key to seeing where our emissions are and then prioritizing the different actions and strategies that we can take to reduce them.”

Facing page, top: Bear Creek Canyon in the mid-1990s with a less-developed Town Park in the foreground. Above, construction work on the Gondola (photo courtesy of Telluride Historical Museum, all rights reserved).

like robust recycling, ditching single-use plastic and water conservation. It also educates visitors on a number of environmentally dodgy practices prohibited by local ordinances, including idling your car for more than 30 seconds, failing to secure trash and not picking up pet waste. The campaign relies on a series of colorful icons, each with a message aimed at education and encouraging compliance.

Kirn and Skinner both emphasize that anoth er driver of sustainable tourism is tourists them selves. Says Kirn, “Studies show that consumers want a more sustainable destination; there is a definite trend pointing to a shift.”

Skinner notes that the tourism board recently secured a $40,000 partial-matching grant from the State of Colorado to “promote sustainability initiatives and the education component.” This includes a campaign that targets people who are already traveling to Telluride, or who are think ing of traveling to Telluride, and drives them to a landing page on the tourism board’s telluride. com site that conveys sustainability messag ing like Live Like a Local, as well as a separate initiative called How to Visit Right, and more. Says Skinner, “This grant project provides a wonderful opportunity to educate guests about best practices prior to their arrival.”

She adds that the tourism’s board’s concierges, who field inquiries at the Visitors Center and over the phone through Central Reservations, are an important touchpoint for guests. “We have trained our local destination concierge team to educate visitors on outdoors etiquette. They are also essential in managing flow by encouraging visitors to explore our entire region — Mountain Village, Norwood, the West End. This allows us to better manage our resources by spreading visitors across our county.”

the preservation of 320 acres in Bear Creek Canyon in 1995 and later the 570 acres west of the town of Telluride known as the Valley Floor. The Bear Creek acquisition also led to the founding of the San Miguel Conservation Foundation, which has gone on to preserve more than 10,000 acres of land in the area. | 855.421.4360 25

Another group that interacts extensively with visitors and the outdoors are local outfitters, the guides who take clients fishing, climbing, jeeping and more. Tim Patterson, co-owner of RIGS Fly Shop and Guide Service, is a former president of the chamber of commerce in nearby Ridgway and a member of the Ouray Recreation and >>

their garage, if you want to be a climate hero, open up that space for a local employee, so they can walk to work and don’t have to commute up to 90 minutes each way by car.”

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A participant in the National Ski Area Associ ation’s Climate Challenge, the Telluride Ski and Golf Company has introduced a number of envi ronmental initiatives over several years, including wetlands restoration and a multi-million-dollar investment in more efficient snowmaking equip ment that uses less water and energy. In addition, the ski resort’s trail maps are made from recycled concrete and resin, and a local ski patroller makes the resort’s trail signs using eco-friendly cedar. The company has also reduced single-use plastics,

Other local stakeholders are uniquely placed to promote sustainability and protect the environ ment because they sit at the very intersection between visitors and the outdoors.


Kress notes that the company’s investments dovetail with its framework of eco-efficiencies standards, which are in turn embedded into the operations of each department. “Every season we look to do better than the last, not for recog nition but because it is the right thing to do and because we love our mountain.”


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Young also touched on another pressing issue in town, the lack of housing for local employees, linking it back to the environment: “Having people live closer to where they work is one of the easiest things we can do as a community to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. For folks who have a lock-off unit or an apartment above

Young points out that these sorts of chang es can in turn motivate visitors to adopt new behaviors. “Telluride was the first town in Col orado to pass a plastic bag ban,” she says. “Over the years our returning visitors have gotten used to the idea of a reusable bag.”

over the years investing in infrastructure like free public transportation, bike paths and pedestrianized areas to encourage walking over driving — “If you can, please ditch your car,” implores Young — among other efforts. The Town of Mountain Village has initiatives to promote solar panel use and water conservation and offers free parking and free charging for electric vehicles. Mountain Village is also work ing on a destination app with the ski resort that will include messaging to promote sustainable behaviors by visitors. And, both the Towns of Mountain Village and Telluride are currently mulling a ban on single-use plastics.


and switched to LED light bulbs and paperless billing in its offices.

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Such moves are no-brainers, says Erin Kress, the executive administrator for eco-efficiency in the resort’s operations department. “Every em ployee at Telluride Ski & Golf came to work here because we are passionate about snowboarding, skiing, golfing, mountain biking and hiking.”

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Skinner remarks, “One thing that I think is unique to our destination is that due to our small size our visitors often feel like locals. There’s not a locals’ bar and a tourists’ bar. Everyone congre gatesShetogether.”continues, “ We are taking this connection a step further and translating the investment and passion our guests have for the community to stewardship. It’s important that they preserve their favorite place for future visits and for the locals

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who are the heart of the community.”

Conservation Alliance, which recently secured a State of Colorado grant to improve sustainable recreation in the region.

For Young, it’s also about leveraging the affec tion the area engenders in people. “I think that visitors come back again and again because they fall in love with Telluride,” she says. “Whatever messaging we provide, it’s important that people respect and care for our home as much as they love it, for however long they are here.”

Motivated by a love for these mountains


One concept that comes up time and again in these conversations is that those who live in this beautiful place have long been motivated to protect it. After all, its unspoiled beauty is what drew them to the area in the first place. In turn, visitors may already have that same motivation or, surely, can be inspired to want to keep this special place special.

Getting right that balance between bringing visitors into the natural environment while also protecting that environment — and possibly correcting the questionable behavior of a paying client — is tricky but important, Patterson adds. “Our livelihoods are dependent on getting the balance right.”

Says Dohnal, “Everyone who came here to live came for the natural beauty that surrounds us and we feel obligated to protect that. And more and more, the general public is becoming aware of their impact on the environment and they are ready to make an effort when they visit a pristine destina tion like this.

An overflow of vehicles parked up at trailheads is no fun. Where possible, walk or use asignagenecessary,trails.transportationpublictoIfdrivingisobeyandparkinwaythatrespects flora, fauna and others. Find your way to a lesser-known gem by consulting the new Telluride & Mountain Village Trail Map, available in issuesdistributedlocallyofthe Guide and at the Ave.ColoradoCenterVisitorson

“In a nutshell, finite resources coupled with our growing population and the palpable effects of climate change make it imperative that we pay close attention to our role as outfitters to educate both staff and customers about the ethics of be ing responsible in our outdoor spaces,” Patterson says. “We’ve always been involved in the push and pull of how to spread out use, in order to send people and their expectations to appropriate areas that may be best suited for them.”

Adds Kirn, “We just need to give them the tools.”




Telluride’s beautiful backyard stands ready to comfort and recharge body, mind and spirit


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As the snow melts, area lakes and rivers become playgrounds for river rafting, kayaking and tubing. The area offers an array of river sports with vistas that are second to none. Local outfitters take paddlers on half-day or fullday excursions through class II to III+ rapids. There is also SUPing (stand up paddle boarding), a great way to soak up the sun while getting a workout. If that sounds like too much hard work, grab an inner tube and meander along the San Miguel River from Town Park downstream on a summer’s afternoon.


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Routes and boulders for all abilities in the region include jagged peaks and extensive wall faces that provide a variety of climbing and bouldering opportunities. For those learning the sport or seeking instruction, a number of guide services are available and local maps, information and gear can be found at many sport shops. The Telluride Mountain Club reminds climbers of all abilities that many climbs, in particular the Via Ferrata, require technical climbing abilities and appropriate gear.



The region provides a striking backdrop for road and mountain bikers with a variety of terrain for all abilities. Mountain bikers will find challenging trails that explore old mining roads and basins high above the box canyon and ski resort, as well as moderate trails on former railroad tracks. Another exciting option is the bike park on the Telluride Ski Resort. Road riding is popular along the scenic San Juan Skyway.



A hub of activity year-round, Telluride Town Park is home to family fun in a beautiful setting. In the summer, you’ll find softball fields, tennis courts, a skate park, the Imagination Station, a six-lane pool and more. Walks to Upper and Lower Bear Creek Falls can be accessed from the park, which is also the venue for many of the town’s festivals.



Trails weaving throughout the mountains afford hikers a quick jaunt to a nearby waterfall or an opportunity to spend the day traversing high-alpine terrain, uncovering old mining ruins and viewing wildflowers. The trail system in the region has extensive options for a range of levels. Before any hike, consult trail descriptions and a map, check the weather and be prepared with layers, water and sunscreen. Remember to take good care of our backyard by disposing of pet waste and trash properly and avoiding single-use plastics, which are more likely than reusables to be left behind.

Horseback riding in the San Juans is a favorite memory-maker for families. Have an Old West experience by riding through aspen groves and alpine meadows on horseback. Outfitters offer guided daytime outings, half-day trail rides and overnight trips. Or try a wagon ride followed by a gourmet dinner served outdoors. Altogether an unforgettable experience.

Telluride is an enthusiast’s paradise in every season, offering a different experience for fishing throughout the region. From the Dolores River to the easily accessible San Miguel River to the many area ponds and lakes, there is a fishing adventure for everyone. Local guides know the ins and outs of the area’s rivers and streams, offering guided tours and invaluable advice about flies and water complexities.




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Spend the after noon exploring the kid-friendly activities that are dotted around the Village Center. There’s a bouldering rock, ropes course, bungee trampoline, disc golf course and gi ant Jenga and Connect Four games on rotation. Or visit a local outfitter for equipment and me ander over to Elk Lake, Mountain Village’s des ignated fishing pond.

Hiking Trails

Mountain bike en thusiasts can revel in the over 30 miles oflift-accessedinterconnected,trails that weave a network of freeride, technical and cross-country routes for almost every level of rider. The routes tie into established U.S. Forest Service trails, part of an area network, and private guides are available.




Varied hikes wind their way around Mountain Vil lage and the surrounding slopes and offer stunning vistas. A favorite is the Ridge Trail, a 2-mile inter mediate route that offers hikers two options. Ride the Gondola to San So phia Station and hike the Ridge Trail down to the Village Center. Or, if your gang is feeling energetic, hike the route uphill to San Sophia Station, which connects with more chal lenging trails.

Fun for All Ages

Canopy Adventure

Ready for an adrenaline rush? Try this course of five ziplines, two aerial bridges and two rappels, spanning terrain in the Village Express area. Reaching a maximum height of 140 feet above the forest floor and with zipline spans as long as 1,800 feet, this fully guided tour takes about three hours and offers unforgettable vistas and thrills.



Located at 9,545 feet above sea level, Telluride’s high-altitude twin is a hamlet that is a fun hub of summer activity for adventurers young and old.


Telluride’s mining days carved a string of roads into the San Juan Mountains over 100 years ago. Today, those same routes offer access to the high country as experienced guides lead tours over mountain passes past ghost towns and high alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and wildlife. Explore the rugged beauty of the area on one of the many 4x4 tours, such as over Imogene Pass to the old mining camp of Tomboy or over Ophir Pass to the town of Silverton.

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RZRs are small recreational off-road vehi cles with options for one, two or four riders. They are also a lot of fun. Local outfitters offer half-day tours of the backcountry for first-timers as well as experienced four-wheelers, with activities to suit all tastes and levels. Buckle up and have a blast.

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Map it out; prepare your pack. Study your route before you go and talk to people who have done it. Map and route-finding apps work if you know how to use them and your phone is charged, but remember to bring a pocket charger and physical map. Pack multiple clothing layers including rain gear, as well as food, water, a headlamp, lighter and first-aid kit. “The most common rescue we encounter is lost hikers,” Orintas says. “Couple that with inade quate gear for changing weather or no flashlight with burning daylight and things can get scary.”

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verything about Telluride is extreme. Its mountains, its trails, its culture, its beauty, its parties and, yes, its people. With this hardcore ethos, the influence of Instagram, the constant chatter about expeditions and the increase in visitors to mountain towns, the real risks inherent to exploring the backcountry can be trivialized.

some useful advice.

Use the buddy system. Go with a buddy or if you must go alone, let someone know the area you plan to explore. Apps such as Strava and MTB Project allow you to share your location in real time. Strava will also alert an emergency contact


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With this in mind, the Colorado Tourism Office and the CSRA have


So too can the preparedness, awareness and fitness levels necessary for successful expeditions. Both the Colorado Search and Rescue Association (CSRA) and San Miguel County Search and Rescue (SAR) have reported an uptick in rescue calls in the last two years.

Check the weather. Weather comes in fast in the mountains; it can change from sunny and hot to cold and wet within minutes. Avoid expeditions above the tree line if there is a chance of a lightning storm. Weather is the most significant factor that can negatively affect an expedition.

Josh Orintas, a veteran member of SAR, observed, “People get themselves into trouble when they over estimate what they are capable of in the outdoors. This not only includes your physical ability, but your hard skills and what your psyche can handle.”



Remember that toilet paper is also trash. Pack it out.

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For many, the mountains are an addiction offering benefits to one’s physical, mental, and social wellbeing that are immeasurable. But being “extreme” includes being extremely well prepared. Successful expeditions are the ones you return from, so you can wake up the next day and do it again.


Slow down, communicate and be courteous to other trail users.




Read the signs. Look at the signage at a trail head, an important note for 4x4 enthusiasts, as well as hikers and bikers.


Check your ego. The San Juan Mountains are steep, rugged and exposed. Be honest with yourself and your physical fitness level. Take time to acclima tize; start with small missions and build your stamina. Make sure you know the technical elements and have the skills required to successfully complete all routes. When in doubt, turn around. And consider using a local outfitter for more complex outings; their guides will have expert local knowledge.

Support SAR. Working in conjunction with the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office, SAR oper ates free of charge and its personnel are largely vol unteers. Local groups are reimbursed for services related to rescue missions from funds raised from the sale of Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue cards. Buy one at the CSRA website and donate to San Miguel Search and Rescue.

Let fellow trail users know you are coming. Strive to make each pass safe and courteous.


BE PREPARED ahead and be selfsufficient. Bring water, food, layers, start early tourism requires visitors, as well as residents, committed to good behavior in the backcountry. Thankfully, the Telluride Mountain Club has drafted Trails Etiquette common-sense tips designed to keep the natural environment happy and healthy, and enthusiasts safe and well. for

more information.


Only use open, legal trails. Encourage your friends and family to be good trail stewards.

and have a Plan B. 1 2 3 4 5 6 BE GOOD Sustainable

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Pack out what you pack in. Dispose of trash and waste properly (that goes for pet waste too).

if you stop suddenly and don’t start moving again for an elongated period.

The Telluride area has a rich history of outlaws. Don’t find yourself on the wrong side of the law like Butch Cassidy and heed all of the local laws and ordinances: Telluride Municipal Code Sec. 7-04-230, 7-12-030, 7-6-350, 8-2-20; Mountain Village Municipal Code 08-04 § 1, 07-11 § 3-5, 8.01.005 purpose, 2011-02 § 3C, 09-06 § 7 We are a small community with a big heart. Let’s all do our part to take care of one another and our planet. LIVE LIKE A LOCAL

the West End Trails Alliance, the area plans to add 54 miles of single track in the next three years.

The area’s attractions can also be found at night. Norwood was the first Western Slope town designated a Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association, with Nucla and Naturita following shortly after. Put simply, Norwood and the West End are among the world’s best places to see the stars.

For more, visit the websites of the West End Trails Alliance ( and Norwood Park and Rec District (

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Four miles outside of Norwood, the Thunder head Trail system, a 19-mile single-track network, snakes riders and runners through four connect ing loops of ponderosa pine forests and along the Naturita Canyon Rim. A few miles northwest, the Burns Canyon Trail System provides 8 and a half miles of fast, flowy and fun beginner and intermediate single track.

also find newer-age gems there, such as the sus tainable and organic Indian Ridge Farms and the artisan bakery Blue Grouse Bread.

About 30 miles from Telluride, Norwood prides itself on its ranching and agriculture heritage. The annual San Miguel Basin Fair and Rodeo in late July is not to be missed, nor are old-school establishments like the Lone Cone Bar and Restaurant, a local institution. You can



For the intrepid traveler, the under-explored “rest” of San Miguel County is a must for authentic western towns, dramatic high-desert landscapes and unforgettable outdoor adventures.

Further west, the 105-mile-long Paradox Trail, stretching from Nucla to the La Sal Mountains outside of Moab, Utah, is well-known. Shorter loops for hikers, runners and bikers include Bucktail Draw Loop (22 miles) and Pinto Mesa to Tabeguache Creek (a 24.5-mile point-to-point sec tion of the Paradox Trail). Birders, hikers and run ners may enjoy Pinto Mesa Indian Trail (16 miles) and Dry Creek Trail (7.2 miles). Spearheaded by

Summertime adventure can be found throughout San Miguel County



Just outside Naturita, the confluence of the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers makes for a perfect spot for all modes of river sports: standup paddle boarding, rafts, duckies and kayaks. The most popular run, the Flume, meanders from the confluence to a take-out at Biscuit Rock. The Hanging Flume is a historic wooden chute built in the 1800s that was used to haul water out of the canyon for gold mining. Nowadays, river enthusiasts float below the remnants that cling to the vertical canyon wall; motorists and road bikers can view it from Highway 141 at the markedPerchedpullout.onabutte above Naturita, Camp V is the perfect base camp from which to explore the area. The boutique camp combines art, star gazing, storytelling and campfires to build an unforgettable community of locals and travelers. It offers accommodation in rustic-chic cabins, airstreams and canvas shelters. There’s also camp ing on the San Miguel River.

he east end of San Miguel County, where Telluride and Mountain Village perch high in the San Juan Mountains, is spellbinding, with stunning vistas and a range of high-alpine outdoor activities. Head west, though, to Wright’s Mesa and Nor wood, or further still to the West End, including the Uncompahgre Plateau and tiny western towns like Nucla and Naturita, and the terrain remains staggeringly beautiful, but undergoes a transformation to wild grass mesas, red-rock can yons and high-desert trails. There’s also a whole new world of outdoor recreation.

In the 1890s, a 20-piece ensemble, the Coronet Band, formed and played annually at the local Fourth of July parade and at dances all around the region. They were so popular, the band was even invited to kick-off then-Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan’s speech in front of the New

Sheridan Hotel in 1903, when he was campaign ing to be president. There were other local bands, such as the Yellow Jackets, who played in the area, including in neighboring Ophir and the mining community of Tomboy, located in Savage Basin at 11,500 feet above sea level.


Another musical event of the mining era was the Muleskinners Ball, a lively dance thrown by the men who drove the mule trains between town and the surrounding mines. The annual shindig was established in the late 1800s and its popularity kept it going throughout Telluride’s time as a mining hub. There was also the Sheridan Opera House, founded in 1913, which opened its doors to musical acts and vaudeville troupes alike. “Performers would travel out from the East in the summers to escape the heat and travel around the Rocky Mountains for a few weeks, putting on shows,” Boling says.



hese days, there are many ways to listen to music in Telluride, from festivals and concerts to the tunes featured on local radio station KOTO to our own curated playlists. Yet, we often forget that back in the day, when the miners first moved here in the 1870s, the only way to hear music was to experi ence it live. Explains local historian Ashley Boling, “If you wanted to hear music, you had to go hear a band play. Phonographs were expensive and dif ficult to transport and even if you got them here, where would you buy music? A record store at that time was unheard of.”


The Coronet Band in what was then known as Bridal Veil Park. (Historians seem to differ on whether the band took its name from the instrument or from nearby Cornet Creek.) Photo courtesy of the Telluride Historical Museum, all rights reserved. This and other historical photos can be purchased from the museum. Go to and click on Shop.

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The Telluride Historical Museum is the place to be this summer. First, check out The Long Run: 50 Years of the Telluride Ski Area, a new annual exhibit — set to be unveiled in June and running until April 2023 — that will explore the history of the Telluride Ski Resort as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding. In addition, the museum’s uber-popular Hike into History program is set to continue. These forays to historically significant sites provide a unique way of exploring the area’s stunning backcountry while learning more about its scintillating history. For more,


As the world slowly reopens with the pandemic seemingly winding down, we welcome back the things we perhaps didn’t appreciate enough before — hugs, the smiles of music lovers on their Town Park tarps, live music reverberating off of the can yon walls and time spent with family and friends. All the more in Telluride, where live music has always formed the fabric of the town’s sound.

Flash-forward 60 years to the earliest days of the Telluride Ski Area, which had opened in Decem ber 1972. Desperate to get the summer economy off the ground, the town launched five festivals in 1974. Two were music-based: the Telluride Blue grass Festival and the Chamber Music Festival, both of which flourished and continue to this day. The first Bluegrass event had the local band Fall Creek to thank for inspiration. The band, known locally for playing at events like the Fourth of July parade, traveled to Winfield, Kan., to see bluegrass talent such as Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien and John Cowan. The band’s members then returned to Telluride, committed to shaping Bluegrass so that it featured the very same artists. Now, close to 50 years later, many of those same musicians play at an event that has changed surprisingly little. Although it has a few more thousand people and a bit more polish, Bluegrass

SUMMERSCINTILLATINGMUSEUM’S both scale and venue, the Chamber Music Festival was also born in the summer of ‘74. Back then, Telluride was one of the few small towns in Colorado celebrating classical music. These days, however, it is the caliber of the music, the long relationship between festival organizers and patrons and the stunning setting that continue to draw fans.


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All summer, Telluride and Mountain Village hum to the beat of live music, glow in the flickering lights of film projectors and play host to celebrations of everything from balloons to yoga.



A four-day yoga and wellness gather ing that manages to be both intimate and world class, this inspirational festival offers yoga, meditation,




Chamber music comes to Telluride with inti mate concerts in unique settings.

and seminars, along with the popular Toast of Telluride and Main Street brunch. Unmissable.

days of music over the traditional Solstice weekend. As well as performances on the iconic Town Park stage, (where the 2022 headliners include Tenacious D, the Sam Bush Band, Tyler Childers, Bela Fleck, Phil Lesh & Friends and the Turnpike Trouba dours), the festival weekend also includes workshops, a songwriting/band contest and musical collaborations galore. Expect a very special experience.



The Sheridan Arts Foundation invites underserved youth from the West End and Boys and Girls Clubs around the country to gather, at no cost, in Telluride for an empowering week of mentorship programs

and esteem-building activities that celebrate Western arts, culture and custom. To support this special initiative, visit com/wild-west-fest


For its largest summer fundraiser, the Sheridan Arts Foundation brings renowned artists from around the country to paint the charming architecture of Telluride and sur rounding natural beauty. The festival includes a quick-draw competition, artist choice cock tail party and three-day exhibition and sale, with proceeds supporting the nonprofit that owns and operates the historic and wonderful Sheridan Opera House. | 855.421.4360 43


The preeminent Americana roots music festival, this summer Blue grass celebrates its 49th annual event with four

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The event draws hot-air balloons and balloonists to the box canyon for a truly unforgettable sight as the colorful orbs are launched mornings from Town Park to float serenely above the valley. On Saturday eve ning, balloons are fired up on main street for the exquisite Balloon Glow.

Oh yeah. This celebration of all things rock ‘n’ roll, draws indie acts, emerging musicians and big names to town for a rollicking, memorable experience. This year’s headliners include Arc Angels, Black Pistol Fire, North Mississippi Allstars and more, with five nights of intimate shows in unique venues including the Sheridan Opera House, Transfer Warehouse and O’Ban non’s, as well as the free Ride Lounge in the historic Roma building.

Utterly fascinating and unique, since 1978 Mountainfilm has featured the best films about mountains and mountain culture in the world, widening its scope over the years to include social, cultural and environmental issues. This year’s festival promises a program where de scriptors like “mind-blowing”, “life-changing” and “exhilarating” don’t seem like hyperbole.






It isn’t just that it’s Colorado’s longest-running horror film festival, or that its Instagram feed gives us sweaty palms, or even that MovieMaker named it one of the coolest film festivals. No, what makes this one of our faves is its passion ate fans, who descend on our town for a mix of suspense,horror,fantasy and dark comedy. Watching their enthusiasm makes us feel warm and fuzzy, until the theater lights go down and our spines begin to tingle.

Since 1977, the true American art form has been celebrated in Telluride with the goal of communi ty engagement and student education. The event brings together acclaimed jazz, funk, soul, folk and gospel artists, Grammy winners, legends, up-and-comers and the best student bands in the country for a transformative experience. The Jazz After Dark series and a New Orleans Second Line Parade round out the weekend.

Presented by the Telluride Institute, the Telluride Mushroom Festival brings together fungi fanatics, culinary experts, myco-artists and scientists who lecture, provide workshops and forays to attendees over the course of five days. For more than 40 years, the festival has dives into edible, toxic, psychoactive fungi and more. This quirky, thoughtful gathering is much loved by locals and visitors alike. A highlight is its mushroom-themed main street parade and drumming party. Hands down a local favorite.



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American songwriters and acoustic music are in the spotlight at this wondrous festival, which has partnered with eminent singer-songwriter Jack Ingram and his partners, Jennifer Stevens and Kevin Howard. The trio will be curating the music and coordinating VIP experiences with artists throughout the weekend. A highlight is Sunday’s concert, a benefit for the venerable Sheridan Opera House.


A film lover’s fest, the Telluride Film Festival is both esoteric and relevant. The laidback event showcases the best in film with screenings, retro spectives, tributes, Q&As, and get-togethers like the Opening Night Feed and Labor Day Picnic.


Formerly Cars and Colors, the Telluride Autumn Classic remains a celebration of automobiles and colorful fall foliage, but now includes excellence in craftsmanship and engineering.

Telluride’s feisty farewell kiss to festival season is this lively event that features a Brewers Showcase, a lineup of world-class blues, funk, indie, rock, jam-band, gospel and soul and other activities, including family-friendly fun and free morning yoga. When the sun goes down, the lights go up in the Juke Joints, cozy late-night club shows. This year’s headliners will delight: Buddy Guy, Govern ment Mule, Ceelo Green as Soul Brotha #100 (a James Brown Tribute), John Hiatt & The Goners, The War and Treaty and Tab Benoit. Wow.



Celebrate the art and design talent that thrives in our community. The weekend offers the ultimate tour of the region’s varied art and architecture scene, featuring the works of local architects, de signers, artists and chefs as they exhibit their best designs, performances and creations.

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At the intersection between story and idea is Original Thinkers. Telluride’s ideas festival, the event gathers us under fall’s glowing aspens for an immersive and intimate experience featuring thought-provoking speakers, film and art that tell stories from all walks of life. Programming encourages engagement, will inspire (but not overwhelm) and provide time to connect with the ideas and stunning landscape. Go.



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unshine beams through the oversized windows and the scent of freshly baked sweets wafts through the air. Welcome to Ah Haa School for the Arts, a communi ty art center that facilitates creativity and explora tion for students of all ages.



The Ah Haa School for the Arts celebrates new digs, new director

“The light and transparency in the lobby is very intentional,” shares Marty Wollesen, Ah Haa’s newish executive director. “We want to make sure the arts feel accessible and visible here.” Ah Haa moved into its thoughtfully designed and purpose-built, 10,000-square-foot space at Pacific Avenue and Fir Street last year. The combination of the new building and Wollesen’s appointment marks a new chapter in Ah Haa’s 30-year history, allowing the art school to go deeper, think bigger and reach farther, WollesenWollesensays.cites the school’s name as a reason for accepting the position and uprooting his life in Washington, D.C., to move to Telluride. “The very fact that the school is named that — honoring the specific moment of discovery and spark of possibil ity — says everything about what this organization is,” he says. The new building features three floors of various classroom, gallery and studio spaces named to celebrate the spirit of their usage: the


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He adds that Ah Haa is also a must for visitors seeking to authentically enhance their Telluride experience. “Use your time here to also explore creativity alongside the natural wonders. Connect with the people here, learn a new craft — that’s what will make your visit unforgettable.”


The Ah Haa School for the Arts’ annual art auction, an iconic local event that this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, takes place July 15-17. Titled Ah Haa HAHA, the first in-person summer fundraiser in the school’s new building supports programming and tuition assistance, while promising to challenge percep tions of sight and touch.

Possibilities Room (for kids’ art classes), Curiosity Shop (where, “magically curious things happen”), Transformation Studio (for painting), Launch Pad (a rooftop community gathering space) and more.

“Our goal,” says Wollesen, “is to bring people together to explore their potential and find confi dence in their voice. Whether you’re here for a few days, a few months or all your life, we want this to be a space where you can come to participate and engage with others who share your curiosity.” | 855.421.4360 47

Ah Haa pulls from a rich well of local and regional talent to staff their courses and present workshops. “Any visitor to Telluride will feel an automatic sense of the connection between our beautiful environment and the deep artistic spirit


array of area chefs and a monthly singles mixer focused on the pottery wheel. Further utilizing their comprehensive space, the organization now offers an open studio program that allows com munity members 24/7 access to the ceramics and paintings studios.

that exists here,” he says.

And while Ah Haa has long offered classes in the visual and decorative arts, the new space presents opportunities to expand into divergent disciplines.

Wollesen and his team are building the school’s culinary program from scratch, finding that their recent culinary arts classes for kids and teens have been wildly popular.

The building pays special attention to health and wellness with forward-thinking design like roof sensors that track sunlight and automatically dark en windows, impeccable ventilation, “snorkels” that come down over work tables to suck away paint fumes and an employee changing room that encourages mid-day hikes or ski laps. “I believe that people who are close to nature are also closer to their creative voice,” remarks Wollesen.

In addition to their designated class schedule, Ah Haa is developing community programming, such as a weekly lunch series hosted by a rotating


History often repeats itself, sometimes in the most unexpected and satisfying of ways. The Transfer Warehouse is a great exam ple — just as the stately stone edifice was a bustling center of this community in the early 1900s, so it is again today, thanks to the creative spirit and diligence of Telluride Arts and many commu nity members dedicated to the revitalization and restoration of this historical treasure. During Telluride’s mining heyday, the Transfer Warehouse was a place of exchange and trade, the hub of what was then known as the Warehouse District. As the mining boom ended, the Transfer Warehouse was left vacant and deteriorating, serving a stint as a storage facility and a gas station. In 1979, the roof collapsed due to heavy snowfall, and it has remained roofless to this day. In 2018 Telluride Arts, the local arts council, raised $4 million for the purchase and stabilization of the Warehouse, with the goal of an eventual restoration of the building as a community cultural center.

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Now, the just-released design by Olson Kundig Architects preserves the open-air courtyard, but also includes indoor event and gallery spaces, a functional basement and roof deck. Colo rado Creative Industries just gave the project an enormous nod of approval with a $3 million grant towards the restoration, with $12 million left to raise by October. In the meantime, the Transfer Warehouse continues to be a thriving center of community events, entertainment and the unique, funky spirit that defines Telluride. “It’s really important that we have a culmination of events: fund raisers, kids’ events, music, free events,” explains the Warehouse’s General Manager Jereb Carter. “We’re preserving the culture and spirit of our community. We have to keep the heart of Telluride beating.” For more on summer fundraising events in support of Telluride Arts and the Transfer Warehouse, see the events calendar on page 78 or visit

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Duelling chefs, delicious bites for One to One Mentoring

Mountain Village is spoiling us this summer with a lineup of top-shelf, free concerts with exciting names and big sounds. The Music on the Green series, produced by the ohso-savvy Denise Mongan of Beyond the Groove presents a vibrant and diverse selection of musical acts every Friday from 5-7 p.m., June 3-Sept. 9 on the Reflection Plaza stage across from the Hotel Madeline. With a roster of nationally touring and emerging acts, including Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival and the powerful rootstomp vocalist Cousin Curtiss, as well as Telluride’s own Americana singer-songwriter Emily Scott Robinson and uplifting acoustic duo LVDY, audiences are in for a season of extraordinary entertainment. Hungry for more? Mountain Village also offers free performances by a slew of talented local musicians in Heritage Plaza on Friday through Sunday afternoons all summer long.

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Sure, locals love their sports, but they have an arty side too. Want proof? On the Fourth of July, head to Oak Street Plaza to see runners — many clad in red, white and blue, or even in a colorful costume — participate in the Rundola, a foot race up Telluride Trail to the ridgeline at San Sophia Station. It’s a calfburning route with an elevation gain of 1,800 feet that roughly traces the Gondola’s path. The popular event celebrates the Telluride Foundation, whose programs and giving benefit the region. The event begins at 8 a.m. and the finish line closes at 10 a.m. No dogs please. To register visit Onsite registration and bib pickup take place July 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., also at Oak Street Plaza.



The most thrilling part of Telluride Theatre’s annual gala fundraiser just might be that the details are always held tightly under wraps. The gala is a secretly-themed theatrical soiree, held this year on July 2 at the Telluride Conference Center, an event that many claim is the very best party of the year. Telluride Theatre will also produce the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, July 22-31 (no performance July 28) — this year with a professional guest director. Looking for something for the kiddos? Don’t miss the theater company’s entertaining children’s shows at the Mountain Village Market on the Plaza every Wednesday, Aug. 10-31.

On the first Thursday of each month is Art Walk, a popular and lively Telluride Arts initiative that sees more than 20 galleries throw open their doors for an evening of art, conversation and refreshments. Look for the colorful pennants hanging outside participating venues or stop by Telluride Arts’ summer home at 220 W. Colorado Ave. for a map.

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THE SCENE | DINING DELECTABLEDINING Varied fine-dining options on the menu in Mountain Village


The Timber Room at the Madeline Hotel serves up an elevated take on mountain dining with a chic, cozy interior and a sophisticated yet approachable menu. Don’t miss their innovative craft cocktails such as the Timber Toddy, featur ing orange and clove infused Stranahan’s Colo rado whiskey, or their Rocky Mountain elk loin with local huckleberry jus — always a sure bet.

At La Piazza Del Villaggio in the Village Center, guests will savor a decadent menu that’s a perfect union between old world recipes and inventive Italian offerings with a contemporary flair. La Piazza’s abundant wine selection will supply the perfect pairing to your meal, and if it’s top-shelf pizza you’re craving, look no further.

Dining at The View restaurant at Mountain Lodge, with its inspired panoramas provided by 30-foot floor to ceiling windows, just reached new heights with a new menu featuring upscale, deca dent Mediterranean and Latin-influenced dishes lovingly created with locally-sourced ingredients. The View’s new Sunday brunch is an absolute must with bottomless mimosas and Aperol spritzes that will surely get your day started off on the right foot.

ountain Village truly provides the best of both worlds in the summertime. In addition to of fering pulse-raising bike rides and meandering alpine hikes, Telluride’s high-alpine twin also presents a sumptuous array of fine-din ing options to assuage the most discerning of gourmands.Breathtaking mountain vistas make a stunning ac companiment to tantalizing meals at Altezza restaurant at the Peaks Resort and Spa, where you can delve into their signature breakfast buf fet before hitting the trails and enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner on their impres sive patio. Try the Colorado trout with shaved brussels sprouts and tomato caper gravy, a regional favorite that never disappoints.

Siam’s Talay Grille at the Inn at Lost Creek welcomes you to indulge your senses in an intimate setting with a mix of tradi tional and contem porary Thai cuisine. As well as creating deliciously authentic noodle and rice dishes, Talay Grille tempts taste buds with more unconventional of ferings, such as their Wagyu BBQ burger stacked with tempura onion rings and seasoned with a tasty choo chee curry.

Table’s much-loved paellas, favorites among locals and visitors alike, well, those just speak for themselves.Thesummer of 2022 will mark the final season for The Village Table, so make sure you don’t miss your last chance to experience this truly excep tional dining experience.


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midpoint, San Sophia Station. Dining at 10,551 feet has never been tastier, with a menu that offers something for nostalgic and adventurous diners alike. Sample the two-bone Colorado rack of lamb with tomato eggplant jam and local goat cheese, and for the vegetarian, the porcini mushroom risot to or sweet and sour cauliflower refuse to compro

Perhaps the best reason to ride the Gondola at night is to dine at Allred’s restaurant at the G’s

mise on flavor.

You’ll never get flavor-bored at the oh-so-very-satisfying Village Table, where longtime local chef Johnny Gerona’s family-run restaurant has been delighting diners for a decade. Gerona’s mastery of a unique Mediterranean-Col orado fusion flavor engenders a taste experience like no other. In addition to a diverse range of traditional Spanish tapas, entrees like the Sicilian caponata ratatouille and the braised lamb shank prepared with Marrakesh spice reflect Gerona’s broad global influences. And, as for the Village

This summer, be sure to stop by Communion Wine Bar. Located in the Franz Klammer Breezeway, this delightful spot, which offers a full bar service and light menu of char cuterie, cheese and veggie boards, specializes in fine wine. Also avail able for private events, Communion inhabits a beautiful and welcoming space, with church pews from 1869 (restored by a Dolores-based artist) and the work of local photogra pher Orion Willits. It even has two Winemotion wine-by-the-glass dispensing machines that are able to keep wine fresh for lon ger periods, allowing for little waste and higher-end offerings by the glass. And while the establishment only opened its doors Memorial Day Week end, the Communion team — Winston and Cameron Kelly, Oulli Durham and Dustin Clements — are old hands when it comes to wine. Durham

From its opening last year, LittleHouse, the latest venture of local chefs Erich Owen and Ross Martin, was a hit. Now, Owen and Martin are building on that success by fully embracing elevated French cuisine with Francophile changes to name, menu, service and interior. LittleHouse is now Petite Maison and chef Will Nolan will focus on contemporary French haute cuisine, with Owen and Martin collaborating. Also new this season are wait ed service and a shift to dinner only. “We are returning to our roots,” says Martin, adding that the interior of the petite maison on West Pacific Avenue has undergone a similar trans formation. The upshot? Exquisite French food and vibe, a pitch-perfect wine list and this trio’s signature emphasis on high-quality ingredients and attention to detail. Magnifique.


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We aim to be a gathering place for everyone. Enjoy your drink or wine by the glass with us inside or enjoy it outside in the common consump tion areas.”


Great news for fans of the Telluride Brewing Company and eatery Counter Culture. First, judges at the United States Beer Tasting Championships recently named the local brewery’s Face Down Brown regional grand champion brown ale, not the first time this local favorite has scooped an award. Just as awesome, Counter Culture is now also serving its delish burgers, salads and famed hammer fries from TBC’s Brew Pub in Mountain Village. Fresh, regionally sourced fare and an awardwinning brew? Sounds like the perfect combo after a summer day spent exploring these mountains.


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This summer, food carts in Mountain Village and Telluride offer scrumptious grab and go to refuel while on a mountain adventure.

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The Japanese term kazahana refers to the feeling of joy and contentment felt watching windblown snow flakes sparkling in the sunlight. It’s also the name of a new Japanese restaurant scheduled to open in June in the freshly renovated space at 126 East Colorado Ave. Restau rateurs Josh and Melissa Klein, who also own uber-popular establishments Smuggler-Union Restaurant and Brewery, Side Work and La Marmotte, are part of the team behind Kazahana. Josh Klein says the restaurant’s cuisine will be “traditionally rooted” with nigiri, sashimi, sushi and rolls featuring on the menu and an omakase bar adding to the authenticity and wow factor.



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Throughout Telluride and Mountain Village, you’ll find pet-waste pick-up bag stations, conve niently located and provided for free, and if you need to make a quick dash into a store, there are a few puppy-parking spots where you can attach your dog’s leash for a moment or two. Feel like taking a ride in the sky? Public transportation doesn’t get more fun than the Gondola, a free, 13-minute scenic ride linking Telluride and Mountain Village,

There are many places to stay locally where dogs are welcome with open paws. (See page 87 for the Guide’s list of all the pet-friendly accom modations options in the area.)

It’s a dog’s life in Telluride and Mountain Village

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At PET Telluride, our veterinarian-owned pet store, you’ll find a sizable selection of useful products for dogs and cats, including single-ingredient treats, freeze-dried food options and a great line of healthy supplements. For the pet-owner with an eye for style, treat your Rover or Fifi to a cozy Pendleton bed, a beautifully designed feeding dish or a fashionable collar or jacket for these chilly mountain temps. And if you’re looking to expand your menagerie, PET Telluride has begun stocking products for rabbits, guinea pigs, fish and birds. It also collaborates with the Telluride Humane Society for adoptions and more. Hankering for some fun new doggy designs for your home? Check out Hook’s stylish selection of dog-themed tea towels, mugs, pillows, puzzles and, of course, hooks. And be sure to snap up a bag of their locally made dog treats, sure to get your pup’s tail wagging.

es. Looking to adopt a new family member? Dirt Dawg partners with the Second Chance Humane Society and holds on-site adoption opportunities, first aid training for dogs and other fun events.

where pets are allowed in select cabins. Hop right on with your adventure-lov ing puppy — you both will get a kick out of the breathtaking views.




Telluride’s newest pet-centric emporium, Dirt Dawg, offers a groomingfull-serviceoperation, a handy self-wash station and a full line of food products, toys and more. Does your pooch have a special need? Try Dirt Dawg’s line of CBD products for immunity and joint support, or their calming treat called “No More Wiggles.” This shop’s locally minded owner price matches her retail selec tion to keep it affordable and does her part by stocking products from small, female-owned and regional business



ocals boast many great loves: a fabulous Freebox find, heading the line on a pow der day and sprinting like an Olympian in a frantic festival tarp run. And while these faves all hold special places in our hearts, the nearest and dearest are, without question, our furry four-legged friends. Make no mistake, this is a dog’s town, and this passion is reflected in our retail culture, lodging options and the very fiber of our community. If you’re planning a trip to Tel luride and Mountain Village, consider bringing Fido along with you — he’ll probably have just as much fun (or more).

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In December 2019, their engagement took them far from home. Sean popped the question on the first day of a trip to Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. It was during their romantic adventure that the couple fell in love with the mountains of New Zealand, realizing they’d need to find an equally breathtaking spot for their wedding.


“Because we both grew up in different parts of the country, we knew many people were going to have to travel to our wedding regardless,” explains Lauren. “When you start researching destinations online, Telluride just looks unreal.” The couple needed no more convincing, deciding on Telluride without even visiting. From there, they brought Telluride Unveiled on board and invited 120 guests

Friday’s festivities included an intimate dinner with the wedding party and immediate family, followed by a cocktail welcome party hosted by Sean’s parents. “It was so special because we were able to spend time with everyone who flew

to partake in a weekend of events filled with unique mountain town charm.

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“With the beauty of the mountains, you really don’t need much decoration,” explains Lauren, who opt ed against tablecloths in favor of the exposed wood, kept florals in an earthy scheme and selected gold accents in line with the natural aesthetic.

Luckily, the couple had more fun planned for Sunday morning. Instead of hosting a typical brunch, they chose to guide a group hike. “It was important to us that we did something that was specific to Telluride,” shares Lauren. They ended the weekend at Bridal Veil Falls — an appropriate nod to their nuptials and the perfect mountain send-off. “We’ll definitely be back,” concludes Sean.




All the guests stayed together at Mountain Lodge Telluride. “It was cool to see our friends and family coming and going from the Gondola all weekend,” Sean says. “Everyone made their own trip out of it, exploring downtown, buying hats and bolo ties — really embracing Telluride.” On Saturday, the guys enjoyed the Mountain Village Disc Golf Course, while the girls began to get ready for the Uponwedding.arriving at San Sophia Overlook for the ceremony, Lauren says, “it was an out-of-body experience. I was surrounded by all my loved ones, about to say ‘I do’ to my favorite person in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.” The short walk to the reception at Allred’s Restaurant made for a seamless transition to keep the magic going.

in,” Lauren notes.

The DJ kept the dance floor buzzing all night, but Lauren and Sean didn’t want the evening to end. “We ended up having an impromptu party back at my parents’ cabin where my mom made margaritas for everyone,” she says.

As friends and family rolled into town on Thursday, Lauren and Sean spontaneously texted everyone to meet them at the historic Transfer Warehouse for an informal drink, where free live music just happened to be kicking off the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. “We could not have planned a more perfect welcome to Telluride,” Sean shares.

Telluride and Mountain Village are breathtaking locales for a wedding

auren and Sean Rooney met while living on different floors of the same apartment building in Madison, Wisc. One night, a loud party coming from below led Lauren and her roommate to leave a note on Sean’s door saying, “Hey, you should invite us next time!” Lauren and Sean became fast friends and within a year started dating. BIKE PARKS THERE’S ALWAYS A FUN WAY DOWN

At the Madeline Hotel and Residences, the in-house concierges are known as “experience curators” who work tirelessly to understand and fulfill the needs of their clients. “It is such a plea sure to curate memorable experiences and make our guests fall in love with our small mountain town — and want to come back over and over again,” says experience curator Tracy Remelius, who notes that local knowledge can go a long way toward helping guests have a dream trip.

Summer in Telluride and Mountain Village? It’s a time for making memories with the guid ance of local experts from the lodging communi ty. All you have to do is ask.

“The main purpose of Reset is to create a beau tiful space for guests to reset their bodies and minds in order to reset their vision and goals,” says Managing Director Holli A. Owen. “We truly believe that everyone resets differently and look forward to catering to unique journeys for all our guests.”

half-day treks with a local guide before receiving bodywork, oxygen treatments and other per sonalized wellness experiences. A delicious and nutritious plant-based diet is served for breakfast lunch and dinner. Before the trip, guests choose one of three main “pathways” — Reach, Roam or Recharge — to participate in, but they also receive a 24-hour concierge service that allows them to further customize their trips.

while they’re here. The hotel’s concierges work directly with local outfitters to plan excur sions and even offer an in-depth travel planning service that will take care of the entire stay from start to finish, from booking flights to pairing visi tors with the right guide for, say, climbing the Via Ferrata, the legendary Alps-like cliff wall traverse at the east end of the box canyon.

Ray Farnsworth, general manager of the historic New Sheridan Hotel, says that his team’s priority is to figure out what the guest’s expecta tions are — and then deliver on them. Like other hotels in the area, the Sheridan offers its visitors discounts at local outfitters such as Telluride

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rom the moment visitors arrive in this corner of the San Juans, the outdoors and outdoor adventure seem to be at their fingertips. But figuring out how to actually get out there and explore — whether it’s cracking a Coors at the top of the iconic Wilson Peak featured on the brewer’s logo or casting to native cutthroat trout on the Upper Dolores — can appear overwhelming or out of reach. Thank fully, if you’re staying at a local hotel or residence, all you need to do is ask. Telluride’s lodgers are expert at facilitating unforgettable adventures.

Outside.According to Clare Afman, a managing partner at Lumière with Inspirato, the name of the game is creating a “seamless” visit, by smoothly merg ing their guests’ time in the area with the food, entertainment and outdoor activities they want

As for cracking that Coors at the top of Wilson Peak, the Hotel Telluride offers a range of curated adventure experiences like the “Crack a Coors” package, which includes a guided climb of Wilson Peak complete with the opportunity to, you guessed it, crack open a Coors at the summit. The hotel emphasizes that the challenging day hike of this iconic fourteener is strictly for the very physically fit, but offers other adventure options that run the gamut from bird watching to climbing.

Local lodgers expertly connect guests to unforgettable outdoor adventures


In addition to the local lodging communi ty, Reset Telluride has taken organizing guest experiences to another level. The luxury wellness and trekking retreat offers fully curated, holistic week-long wellness retreats that include out door activities. Each day, guests venture out on



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Take the newly revamped Smart Irrigation Con trols incentive program: Homeowners can receive low- or no-cost irrigation audits, which identify where inefficiencies exist in the system. The Town also provides rebates for homeowners who up grade to newer, “smart” irrigation controllers that further improve efficiency and, in turn, cost less to operate while decreasing overall water use.

Mountain Village’s slate of environmental programs and incentives also have positive impacts on the individual level, with households and businesses realizing efficiencies that can

nvironmental policy and economic growth? The pair haven’t always found a happy nexus, but what’s good for the planet is often good for the pocket book, argues Lauren Kirn, the Town of Mountain Village’s new environmental efficiencies and grantKirn’scoordinator.positionwas created last year and seeks to provide insight and direction to residents and businesses as the Town strives to meet its goal of becoming a carbon-neutral community by 2050. Since taking the job, Kirn has helped develop new initiatives and grow existing programs to tackle climate change.

The full array of available incentive programs and climate action policies can be found on the Town’s website, with links to the community’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory and other resources. Kirn encourages anyone interested in learning more about the Town’s programs to reach out to her. Another part of the job, she explains, is to ver ify through data collection and analysis that these programs are achieving their intended outcomes.


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Similarly, the Solar Energy Incentive Program provides hefty rebates to residents who install solar arrays on their home, making installation more affordable, while reducing energy-related costs for homeowners (and, of course, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions).

“These programs have been well thought-out, they have measurable impacts and really can improve the bottom line for both businesses and homeowners,” she says.






Mountain Village’s Lauren Kirn oversees green initiatives good for the pocketbook

Mountain Village is also soon to roll out a community composting pilot program at Village Court Apartments, partnering with local compost company Dirty Sturdy’s.

“The more that Mountain Village can show it’s taking steps toward climate action progress, the more attractive we are to visitors — which is great for our economy,” says Kirn, who joined Town staff armed with an education in sustainable devel opment and experience working on climate action in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors.

“So, while the community can realize ecological impacts, this partnership also has an economic impact since the Town’s investment will go directly to growing local business,” Kirn explains.

Protecting Mountain Village’s open space and natural resources is critical then for the communi ty’s recreation-based economy as more and more visitors are paying attention to what steps the com munities they choose to visit are taking to protect their environments. The Colorado Tourism Office, for example, noted in its 2021 annual report that more travelers are choosing a destination based on its sustainability practices, and about half of consumers consider a destination’s sustainability practices when planning a trip.

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Rustler Supply, a joint venture between Rebecca Adams and Crossbow Leather’s Macy Pryor, is a newcomer to Telluride’s main street. The shop’s updated take on wild west fashion has been well received. “Rustler Supply has been a hit … everything we dreamed it would be and more,” says Pryor.





A plan is in the works for Rustler to join forces with sister store Crossbow Leather for a custom hat-shaping bar, which will shift inventory between the two shops. Yep, lots to be excited about this summer for shoppers in Telluride and Mountain Village.



Change is coming for the historic Telluride Depot, property of Telluride Science and home of the Telluride Regional Medical Center’s Covid-19 clinic. Telluride Science launched phase two of its Telluride Science and Innovation Center project in the fall, with a fundraising push to ensure that renovations begin by this fall in preparation for a 2024 opening. The medical center will vacate the Depot this summer. “While the exterior of the historic building will remain unchanged, the interior will be transformed into a modern, state-of-the-art facility,” explains Annie Carlson, director of donor relations. “The deck and patio off the back will be expanded to create a beautiful setting to brainstorm and collaborate outside.” She adds that the community hub will host experts for workshops, classes, and talks, then serve as an event space for rent when not in use by Telluride Science. Zanny Merullo Steffgen

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The arrival of several new businesses on the local retail scene has us excited. Free People Movement, the activewear spinoff of popular clothing brand Free People, opened a pop-up shop in the Madeline Hotel and Residences last fall, featuring the brand’s first in-house ski line with everything from fashionable snow pants to knit headbands on display in the cozy, welllit space. This summer, the shop will stock warm-weather activewear and adventure items as “FP Movement” gears up for involvement in the Telluride Yoga Meanwhile,Festival.

Local governments and nonprofits have doubled down on affordable housing efforts, with several plans in the works to create more long-term residence options for the local workforce. The Town of Mountain Village last year launched the Community Housing Initiative to oversee a number of programs, like the Your Equity Support (“Yes”) Program, as well as a zoning and development incentives, all aimed at increasing housing options for local workers. This winter the Town issued requests for proposals to build more community housing in the Meadows neighborhood and to add on to the deed-restricted Village Court Apartments. Additionally, the Town bought 37.6 acres in Norwood and is currently working with Norwood officials to develop 70-100 units of affordable housing that would benefit the region.

Meanwhile, the Town of Telluride has been equally as busy, with construction nearly complete on the 30-unit Sunnyside development (a collaboration with San Miguel County), and the similarly sized Voodoo Lounge in the conceptual design review stage. After a hiatus during the pandemic, the town’s Southwest Conceptual Plan is back in motion, a plan that outlines various improvements and proposes construction on plots of land owned by the town. Most recently, the Town and County announced plans to acquire 105 acres off Last Dollar Road, near the Telluride Regional Airport, to build more workforce housing. “It’s all happening somewhat simul taneously,” says Adrienne Christy, a member of Telluride’s Town Council, “We’re chipping away at [affordable housing,] but this won’t solve the problem all on its own.”

And, in nearby Norwood, efforts come in the form of Pinion Park, which will include 24 deed-restricted units. The Telluride Foundation broke ground on Pinion Park midMarch and hopes to complete the project by the fall, when a lottery will take place to assign housing, prioritizing Nor wood workers.

KOTO’s fun-loving staff at this year’s End-of-Season Street Dance. Photos by Melissa Plantz


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It was during this storied period in Tellu ride’s history that one of the community’s most beloved institutions was first envisioned. Local Jim Bedford sent away for Sex and Broadcasting, a no-nonsense manual explaining how to start a community radio station. He learned through the grapevine about a taxi driver from Denver by the name of Jerry Greene who knew a few things about starting radio stations. Together, they got to work, seeking donations, filling out the nec essary paperwork with the Federal Communica tions Commission and securing a corner office in the Miner’s Union building.

“I am lucky to be one of the current stewards of this organization,” Pallone says. “KOTO will out live all of us, and thank goodness for that, because nobody does community better than KOTO.”

Executive Director Cara Pallone says paying off the debt for the downtown Telluride property has long been a part of the strategic plan of the San Miguel Educational Fund, KOTO’s govern ing body. Seeing that accomplishment come to fruition has also allowed the organization to set its sights on other lofty goals, including expand ing the station’s reach to listeners in the Ridgway area. While details are still in the works, a new translator station will allow KOTO to air the same broadcast but to a much wider audience from new call sign, KOOK. Pallone says reaching more regional listeners fulfills the goal of being a more inclusive organization.

“As more people are moving to communities outside of Tellu ride, but are still working here, it’s like they have one foot in each community and it’s important to serve them,” Pallone explains, adding that plans include covering more Ridgway-based news and providing more Spanish-language programming.Reachingawider audience will also help the nonprofit organization achieve greater financial stability because, as any longtime listener knows, KOTO exists almost entirely through listener support.

n the early 1970s, Telluride locals lived pretty simply, often in poorly insulated houses on main street, paying as little as $35 a month in rent. Colorado Avenue was the only paved road in town and word on the street was that a ski area would soon be built on the slopes above the sleepy, near-abandoned mining town. Down in the box canyon, there wasn’t a single FM signal to be found on the radio dial.

On Oct. 3, 1975, KOTO officially took to the airInwaves.thenearly 50 years since, a lot has changed in the community. Yet KOTO has preserved much of the soul ubiquitous to Telluride’s early ski town era, with its eclectic mix of all-volunteer DJs and




On that front, a recent gift from the estate of KOTO’s co-founder, the late Jerry Greene, will help the station better prepare for its financial future. Greene sadly passed away last year. The station’s staff and board are in the process of creat ing a legacy fund in his name that will allow future stewards of the station to address any needs that may arise, ensuring KOTO can continue serving its community for years to come.

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At the same time, though, the non-commercial, non-underwritten community radio station hasn’t stayed stuck in the past. KOTO is embracing the now and planning for its future, as evidenced by a slew of recent achieve ments and near-term goals. After a prolific stretch of fundraising, for instance, KOTO recently paid off the mortgage for the “Purple House on Pine,” which has been the station’s home since 1985.


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After the two got together, Phelps discovered they’d crossed paths a lifetime ago, when Rolley was video recording her daughter’s recital. “His name was on the old VHS tape,” she exclaims.


Phelps’ journey to town took a little longer. In 1990, she and her then-husband moved from Arizona to Nucla in the West End. For years, she owned and operated a ranch and worked in local schools. “I taught for 28 years — fourth grade, middle and high school science and math, and kindergarten to eighth-grade art.” Phelps also wrote grants to enhance science and technology education at West End schools.

Both have called this region home for over 30 years. A sound and video technician, Rolley has worked his magic, recording almost every area event over the years from big festivals to high school graduations to weddings to kids’ dance and theater performances. Named Citizen of the Year in 2013 for his role in archiving the commu nity’s recent cultural past, 70 percent of the work Rolley does is for nonprofits and community events, although he also works a variety of confer ences. He is also a noted photographer.

Phelps moved to Telluride in 2015, but continued to serve West End communities, working as an educator and director for the

Then, in 2014, Phelps and Rolley, who had known each other casually for many years, got to talking on Facebook and ended up making plans to hang out. “The kids’ play Annie in Norwood was our first and second dates — Dean was vid eo recording both performances,” she says.

“I came out to go backpacking in the San Juans, but I picked up giardia [a parasite found in mountain streams] and while I was sick, my sleeping bag blew off a ridge.” The rest, as they say, is history. Rolley wandered into town to buy a new bag and found he didn’t want to leave. He bunked with friends he’d made only a few minutes before and made money hang ing wallpaper and digging ditches to install a

Watershed Education Program of the Telluride Institute, teaching STEM, coaching Lego ro botics with the Pinhead Institute and substitute teaching. She also works as Rolley’s audio assis tant. With the onset of Covid, Phelps began assisting at the Telluride Food Pantry. “Nature conservation and helping people in need, those are my passions,” she says.


“Dean finds a way to refurbish or repurpose everything.” It’s clear from her tone that she is speaking with admiration that reflects her own commitment to conservation. In turn, Rolley gives her a smile that expresses his gratitude. After such a long journey, they have finally found home, with each other.

In 2013, Phelps joined the board of trustees of the Telluride Institute and was a founding member of the West End Pay It Forward Trust, a Telluride Foundation fund for economic development.

powerline. “I didn’t think I’d ever end up using my degree in radio, TV and film production,” he says, “but Telluride Access TV needed help and one job led to the next. I soon branched out into live sound for events.”

he nearly identical wedding rings of Dean Rolley and Vicki Phelps tell the story of their love. The rings, which feature stones set in a filigree of metal, represent a riverbed. “It’s because I had to swim upstream from Nucla to find Dean,” Phelps tells me as the three of us sit sipping tea.


In 2016, the pair were married on a hiking trail in New Zealand, where Phelps’ daughter lives, in a crater among bubbling mud pits and steaming fumaroles. She had her ring made there, three different stones, all green, her favor ite color. Rolley’s was made by a local artist and derived from gold melted from his old dental work. This was not surprising, says Phelps.

After years giving to their communities, Dean and Vicki find each other

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BIKE Grab a bike and recommen dations from a local outfitter and soon you’ll be giggling louder than your kids. In Telluride, start with the River Trail and then head one of two ways: east to the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls, or west to the Valley Floor. In Mountain Village, a wealth of family friendly trails or the Telluride Ski Resort’s bike park guarantee two-wheeled fun.

SPLASH These mountains are home to crystal-clear alpine lakes where families can add fishing, rafting or stand-up paddle boarding to their outdoor adventure mix. For more fun, kids can take their parents tubing on the San Miguel River or head to the fab swimming complex at Telluride Town Park.



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At the Drop Boardshop’s Telluride Skate Camp, experienced instructors not only teach young people how to skate in a safe, supportive and totally rad environment, they also emphasize patience, perseverance, focus and respect, qualities that come in handy in real life too.




Since 1981, Telluride Academy has been sharing its love for exploration and adventure with kids ages 5 to 17. Founded by a long-time local as an option for working parents, this Telluride institution has grown from humble backyard beginnings to a leader in outdoor and adventureforprogrammingkids.

The Pinhead Institute makes science cool with exciting summer programming that brings STEM to life. This summer, kids can learn about regional archaeology in Dig It, explore local flora and fauna in Nature Detectives or engineer some clean power in Energy Exploration.

Looking for a kid-friendly spot where you can be in the mountains, but not on the mountain? Go no further than the Wilkinson Public Library. Our award-winning library embraces Telluride’s kids (and vice versa) with opportunities to play, explore and learn. The library offers a variety of activities for all ages, including story times, after-school programs, events for teens and more.

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Tour Through Time The Telluride Historical Museum brings history to life through family-friendly exhibits and programs. Sitting at the top of North Fir Street, housed in Telluride’s original community hospital, the museum has 10 rooms of permanent collections each with its own theme and a large gallery with an annual exhibit. More than history under glass, the museum offers interactive displays like the popular mining sluice, outdoor mining exhibit and a scavenger hunt for kids. History buffs can enjoy historical and architectural tours.


Telluride’s beloved arts education hub has settled into its cool new digs at Pacific and Fir and is preparing for a summer of inspiring programming for youth and teens, including bookmaking, ceramics, painting, STEM with the Pinhead Institute, new culinary classes and more. Ah Haa aims to inspire, encourage discovery, nurture imagination and celebrate creativity. | 855.421.4360 73


The Telluride Ski Resort’s Adventure Center offers a full range of activities for the entire family. From fast-paced full-day adrenaline adventures to shorter experiences that highlight the serenity and beauty of the Telluride area, run, don’t walk, to the Adventure Center, located in the resort’s ticket office. Check out the resort’s Kids’ Adventure Camps, too.

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all in Telluride is fleeting, but fabulous, as groves of aspens set the box canyon aglow with stunning gold foliage that contrasts beautifully with the green of neighboring firs. Everywhere you turn, a stunning scene beckons. Protecting and preserving this nat ural splendor, then, is pretty important. With that in mind, here are some low-impact ways to enjoy the San Juan Mountains’ glorious gold season.

Local outfitters offer guided 4x4 trips into the basins above Telluride, combining an exciting journey into the high country with an outdoor his tory lesson that takes in the ghost towns, ruins and relics from the area’s days as a mining hub. In the fall, there is the added bonus of stunning gold sea son landscapes that evolve with every switchback and elevation gain. The best part? Our local guides are expert at balancing exploration and adventure with good backcountry etiquette for a low-impact outing you won’t soon forget.

Telluride’s high-altitude twin offers multiple options for outdoor adventures and stunning views in settings designed to work in tandem with the natural environment. First, for two-wheeled fun, head to the Telluride Ski Resort’s Bike Park to enjoy miles of interconnected, lift-accessed trails. Or go high at the resort’s new Canopy Adven ture, which takes thrill-seekers through a course of ziplines, aerial bridges and rappels that offer a heady mixture of adrenaline and amazing vistas.

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The area’s trails network provides endless oppor tunities for hikers and bikers to leaf peep, as well as benefit from physical activity, fresh air and sunshine. The key here is to exercise good trail etiquette, including leaving no trace; picking up after pets; staying on the trail and never cutting switchbacks; avoiding muddy trails to prevent rutting and widening; refraining from performing unauthorized trail work and remembering to be aware and considerate of others. Keeping these simple guidelines in mind will keep local trails as beautiful and unspoiled as those splendid autumn panoramas.




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Operations director at the Telluride Tourism Board, Hollie Hannahs hails from Atlanta and has lived in Telluride for more than 20 years. An experienced tourism and hospitality professional known around town for her southern charm, Hollie oversees the daily operations of the Visitors Center, Telluride Central Reservations and the Guest Services team at the Montrose Regional Airport. Hollie has two daughters, Hadley, 11, and Hayes Margaret, 8. She took time out from her busy day recently to share their wintertime favorites. (Spoiler alert: This family skis a lot.)




Hands down, it’s hot chocolate. Throwing a filled thermos in a backpack to share off the beaten trail is something we do a lot. Another favorite spot for a hot chocolate break is at High Camp, the warming hut on the ski resort. My girls love to feed the birds while sipping an extra whipped cream cocoa.

Energy. The buzz is always energetic and fun. My kids’ energy on the mornings of Ski P.E. (the program that sees students swap school for the slopes one day a week in winter) and the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club is off the charts. We also have a highly energetic yellow lab, Etta, who is crazy about the snow and getting out in it with our family. | 855.421.4360 77

Since our kids were infants, strapped in the chariot (a type of “stroller” on skis you pull behind you), we have spent many, many days taking them cross-country skiing. Now that they are older, they have been Nordic skiing on their own. We all enjoy the mix of peace and quiet and time to catch up and laugh together. If we’re indoors, it’s baking and watching movies with my kids.




Sunny days eating cheeseburgers and french fries on the deck at Gorrono is our go-to. It’s the perfect spot for families; the adults can relax with friends while enjoying a beverage and live music and the kids can play in the snow. The view’s not bad either.




The “beach” at Bon Vivant.

A cozy lunch at Alpino Vino has been my favorite since its inception over a decade ago. You can find me there sharing the antipasto or not sharing a bite of my own grilled cheese sandwich and tomato-and-gorgonzola soup.



As a family you can mostly find us in Prospect Basin. The trees, the hike tos, the rolling groomers give us everything we each love. My personal favorite is Bushwacker on a groomed and sunny day. Hadley says Gold Hill 9 is her new favorite, while her sister, Hayes Margaret, will tell you Little Rose.

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Live music from Ponce the Band, Transfer Warehouse

June 16-19 Bluegrass Festival

July 16 Science of Cocktails Pinhead Institute Benefit, Transfer Warehouse


June 10 SHOWcase with The Buzz and Buffalo Commons

July 2 Telluride Theatre Gala Telluride Conference Center (p. 49)

July 14-17 Americana Music Festival

Americana Music Festival evening event, SOH

June 21 Blitzen Trapper Live music, Club Red, Mountain Village


July 22 Rapunzel’s Haircut Young People’s Theater, SOH


July 4 Rundola Race (p. 49)

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MAY May 25 Twenty(by)Telluride: Mountainfilm Edition

July 6-10 Ride Festival

May 26 Gondola opens for summer season

July 15-17 Art Auction Annual Ah Haa School Benefit (p. 47)

June 23-26 Wine Fest

June 25-7/3 Chamber Music Festival

July 3 Telluride Arts Community Party Transfer Warehouse

July 16-24 San Miguel Basin Fair & Rodeo Norwood Fairgrounds

July 3-4 Red, White and Blues Celebration Mountain Village

July 17 Sheridan Opera House Benefit

July 18-24 Baseball Festival Town Park

May 26-30 Planet V Festival Experiential art, music, recreational opportunities, Camp V, Naturita

June 6-11 Wild West Fest

May 27 Mountainfilm Art Walk Local galleries

June 3-5 Balloon Festival

June 9 The Long Run: 50 Years of the Telluride Ski Area Exhibit Opening, Historical Museum

June 28-7/4 Plein Air


May 26-30 Mountainfilm (online May 31-June 7)

June 23-26 Yoga Festival

July 15 Hardrock 100 Endurance Run

July 4 Fourth of July Celebrations

July 11-17 Art + Architecture Week

July 23 Box Canyon Running Events


July 4 Traditional Root Beer Floats Historical Museum

Rocky Mountain funk, soulgrass and jam, SOH

July 30 Telluride 100 Mountain Bike Race

Art Walk Art Walk Memorial IndependenceDayDay

June 24-26 Telluride Arts Summer Bazaar Transfer Warehouse

July 22-31 Shakespeare in the Park Town Park (dark July 28) (p. 49)

June 3 Brent Cowles; June 10 Devon Worley Band; June 17 You Knew Me When; June 24 Daniel Rodriguez; July 1 Sammy Brue; July 8 Willis Alan Ramsey; July 15 Never Come Down; July 22 R.O. Shapiro; July 29 Cousin Curtiss; August 5 Taylor Ashton; August 12 Tall Tall Trees; August 19 LVDY; August 26 Foxfeather; September 2 Emily Scott Robinson; September 9 Sarah Vos and Daniel Wolff of Dead Horses

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October 16 Gondola Closes for fall off-season

October 31 Halloween on the Hill Historical Museum

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August 12-14 Jazz Festival

Sept. 2-5 Film Festival

August 27 Telluride Mountain Run

Sept. 23-25 Autumn Classic

October 14-16 Horror Show

August 11 Top Chef & Taste of Telluride One to One Mentoring Benefit, Peaks Resort (p. 53)

August 17-21 Mushroom Festival

Sept. 10 KOTO Fall Street Dance Colorado Avenue

October 14 Telluride Arts Rocktoberfest Transfer Warehouse

October 28 Telluride Theatre: Rocky Horror Picture Show Palm October 29 KOTO Halloween Bash Transfer Warehouse

Ongoing Events in Mountain Village Market on the Plaza Wednesdays, 6/15-9/14, 11am-4pm, Heritage Plaza Movies Under the Stars Saturdays, 6/18-8/8, Sundown, Reflection Plaza Music in Village Center Fri-Sun, 5/30-9/1,1-3pm & 4-6pm Music on the Green Fridays, 5-7pm, Reflection Plaza (p. 48)

Farmers’ Market Fridays 6/3-10/7, South Oak Street Historic Walking Tours Tues. and Thurs., 6/9-10/13, Historical Museum Lone Tree Cemetery Tour third Friday of the month, June-August, then weekly September and October, Historical Museum

Twilight at the Transfer live music series, Thursdays, occasional Fridays and Saturdays, June-September, Transfer Warehouse


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August 5 KOTO Duck Race San Miguel River and Trail (p. 66-67)

August 27 Telluride Arts Benefit Dinner and Art Awards Transfer Warehouse


Telluride Theatre Presents the Little Theatre Wednesdays, Market on the Plaza, 8/10-8/31

Sept. 22 California Honeydrops Live Music, SOH

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October 8 Deep Creek Half Marathon

Ongoing Events in Telluride Art Walk First Thursday of the month, June-October (p. 49)

Sept. 10 Imogene Pass Run

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Sept. 16-18 Blues & Brews Festival

October 13 BRAvo Fundraiser New Sheridan Bar

3 | The Pekkarine Building

6 | Old Waggoner House

Charles Delos Waggoner, president of the Bank of Tel luride (the yellow brick building on main street), contrived a scheme purportedly to save his bank in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Waggoner siphoned money from New York banks to keep his clients from losing their life sav ings once the Bank of Telluride could no longer pay its creditors. Waggoner, who was sentenced to 15 years and served six, testified in court, “I would rather see the New York banks lose money than the people of Telluride, most of whom have worked all their lives for the savings that were deposited in my bank.”

Built in 1896 and named Hall’s Hospital after its first doctor, the building served as the community hospital treating miners and townspeople until it closed in 1964 due to a decline in the population. It reopened in 1966 as the Telluride Historical Museum and was renovated in 2002. Ten rooms and outdoor exhibitions showcase Telluride’s unique and vibrant history with a vast collection of photographs, artefacts and exhibitions


The building was constructed on Fir Street and Columbia Avenue in 1883 as Telluride’s first school house. The one-room structure held one teacher and 53 students and was built for $3,000. After a new school was built, the town offices occupied the building.

8 | Telluride Historical Museum

5 | St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1961 and the Town later established the Historic and Architectural Review Commission to further protect its character and authenticity. The Historic Walking Tour is a self-guided walk through Telluride’s storied past.

9 | North Oak House

The Telluride area boasts a rich history. In the 1700s, the Ute Indians used the San Juan Mountains and the San Miguel River banks as summer camps. Explorers and survey parties passed through the area in the 1700s and 1800s, but it was mining that brought the first European settlers in 1876 when the Sheridan Mine registered its operation in the Marshall Basin above Telluride. In just 20 years, the town grew from a hodgepodge of cabins and shacks to rows of elegant Victorians and stately brick buildings, many of which exist today.

Entrepreneur E.L. Davis who built this stately brick house in 1894, held an early interest in the Bullion Lode, as well as numerous mining claims in the area. He owned all the land where the former Rio Grande Southern Train Depot now stands, as well as one-third interest in West Telluride. After Davis’s death, the house was sold to Dr. Oshner, who used it as a hospital, particularly during the 1918 flu epidemic.

7 | Town Hall

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1 | San Miguel County Courthouse

2 | New Sheridan Hotel & Opera House

The courthouse was originally built on the south side of West Colorado Avenue in 1886 but burned shortly after construction. The bricks were saved to build the present courthouse less than a year later on the opposite corner (Colorado Ave. and Oak St.). Recently renovated, it is still in use today.

Built in 1891, Telluride’s first hotel was destroyed by fire in 1894 and rebuilt in brick in 1895. At the same time, the Sheridan Bar was built, and it is now one of the oldest bars in the West. The bar has remained unchanged since 1895, boasting its original lead glass divider panels, mahogany wood paneling and filigree light fixtures. Patrons are served beverages on the original hand-carved cherry wood bar that was imported from Austria. The New Sheridan was recently ac cepted as a member of the National Trust for Historic Hotels of America. In 1913, the opera house was added and named the Segerberg Opera House, after builders J.A. and Arvid Segerberg. The building was eventually named the Sheridan Opera House after its neighboring bar and hotel.

The Roma Building was home to one of the town’s oldest and most raucous bars. The downstairs still contains the original 1860 Brunswich-Balke-Collender Company bar, which is carved from walnut with 12foot French mirrors. The building was most recently renovated in 2016.

4 | Roma Bar Building

One of the oldest structures on Colorado Avenue, this building was home to the Pekkarine family. Mr. Pekkarine emigrated to the US from Finland in the late 1800s and opened a boot shop in the basement. On the second floor, he later operated a mercantile store. The Pekkarines lived on the third floor. At the settling of the Pekkarine estate in 1974, valuable artifacts were donated to the Telluride Historical Museum.

Reverend J.J. Gibbons, pastor of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, made his first trip to Telluride from Ouray for a baptism, traveling by horseback over the mountain passes. In 1896, he helped build St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Telluride on Catholic Hill for $4,800. By 1899, the church had 200 parishioners. The wooden figures of the Stations of the Cross were carved in the Tyrol area of Austria.

Built in 1900, this house was a survivor of the 1914 flood that careened down Cornet Creek, sweeping through town and depositing mud and debris from the Liberty Bell Mine down to Colorado Avenue. One woman was killed and the Sheridan Bar was filled with mud halfway to the ceiling. This house has been completely restored to its original condition and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Homes.

On the corner of Aspen and West Columbia, this white Victorian was bought by L.L. Nunn who financed the world’s first commercial A/C power plant, the Ames Hydro electric Generating Plant. Nunn purchased the home for his Telluride Institute, where “pinheads” from Cornell University came to expand their knowledge of the production of power. Today, Cornell University has a “Telluride House” funded by Nunn’s estate. Next door, on the corner of Aspen Street and West Columbia, is the house in which Nunn lived.

13 | Finn Town

At the turn of the century, the east end of the canyon was laced with the cables of aerial trams that lowered ore from the mines to mills in the valley below. These towers were part of the Penn Tram which conveyed ore from mines high above Telluride to the mills beyond

At the time of its construction in 1895, the building was considered to be the most mod ern of educational facilities. It was completely renovated in 1986, and an addition was built in 2000.

The cemetery is located on the east end of town on Colorado Avenue and offers a glimpse into Telluride’s history and the perils of its residents during the mining-boom era when avalanches, murders, flu epidemics, mining ac cidents and labor strikes took many lives.

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Located in what was once Telluride’s red-light district, patrons were treated to music, food, wine and ladies in this brick “parlor house” if they wore a coat and tie.

11 | L.L. Nunn House

12 | Rio Grande Southern Railway Depot

D | Miner’s Union

By most accounts, Butch Cassidy was a minor player in his first bank robbery of San Miguel Valley Bank in 1889. The old bank burned and was replaced by the Mahr Building in 1892.

This stone jail is thought to have been built in 1885 and is now occupied by the Telluride Marshal’s Department. The town’s first cala boose, a wooden structure, was built in 1878 and is now located in Telluride Town Park’s

Prior to the arrival of the railroad in 1891, oxen and mule trains, as well as horses, carried all supplies and ore into and out of the area. The introduction of the railroad created a bustling, noisy area surrounded by boardinghouses and warehouses. Ore was hauled out of the surround ing mines and became a major revenue generator for the Rio Grande Southern Railroad.

14 | Popcorn Alley

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B | Telluride Elementary School

Built by the Western Federation of Miners in 1901 as a result of a period of labor strikes and protests when unionized miners were denied health care at the local hospital.

G | Old Town Jail

This area was the center of social life for Scandinavian immigrants. On the south side of Pacific Street, Finn Town Flats (originally a boardinghouse), Finn Hall and the smaller Swede-Finn Hall (pictured, and now the Elks Lodge on the corner of Pacific and Townsend) hosted many social gatherings. Continuing east, detour briefly up South Oak Street to the Dahl House, a miner’s rooming house built in the 1890s.

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This curious hybrid of auto and train rode Otto Mears’ famous railroad line in the declining years of the Rio Grande Southern. On rails, the Galloping Goose made its last run in 1953. It is now the moniker of Telluride’s public buses.

C | Galloping Goose

Plaques along this interpretive walk recount the mining legacy of Telluride’s east end. The trail ends at the Pandora Mill site with a stunning view of Bridal Veil Falls.

The Senate, Silver Bell, Cribs and madam’s stone residences make up the restored buildings of Pacific Street’s “sporting district.” The Sen ate was one of the many places bustling with business between the 1880s and 1930s. The Silver Bell, built in 1890, suffered a disastrous fire in 1923. It operated as one of Telluride’s many “soda parlors” dur ing Prohibition, and its numerous entrances hint at the other services offered there. The three small Victorian houses standing in a row on Pacific Street, known as the Cribs, are all that remain of the “female boarding houses” that lined both sides of West Pacific Street.

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In historic downtown Telluride, solar-powered parking meters are mid-block on main and side streets. $1/hr – max 3 hours. Meters accept cards or coins.

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• Select side streets allow free 2-hour parking (green)

• Loop runs every 15 minutes, 7am to 10pm

Telluride & Mountain Village are linked by a spectacular 13-minute ride.

• Parking is free on Sundays and holidays

• Meters are enforced 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday (yellow)

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Durango/La Plata Cnty DRO 970. 382. 6050 Grand Junction GJT 970. 244. 9100


Helitrax 970. 728. 8377

Miles from Telluride Moab 132 Salt Lake City 366 Miles from Telluride Flagstaff ................... 341 Scottsdale 492 Phoenix 475 Miles from Telluride Cortez 75 Denver 330 Durango 125 Grand Junction 127 Montrose 67 Miles from AlbuquerqueTelluride 320 Farmington .............. 144 Santa Fe 280 REGIONAL MAP iah dfwDAL DEN Chicago ord Phoenix PHX mtj TEX

Hertz 800. 654. 3131 800. 227. 7368

American Airlines United Airlines Denver Air Connection/United/American Southwest Airlines



Telluride TEX 970. 728. 8600

Montrose Regional Airport: Avis 800. 331. 1212 Budget 800. 527. 0700






Telluride Flights 970. 728. 1011 | 855.421.4360 83 TRANSPORTATION

NetJets 877. 356. 5823

Telluride Regional Airport: Hertz 970. 369. 4995


Telluride Express 888. 212. 8294

Mountain Aviation 303. 466. 3506

Alpine Luxury Limo 970. 728. 8750 Mountain Limo 970. 728. 9606

Telluride Air Taxi 970. 343. 4SKY

Montrose Regional MTJ 970. 249. 3203 Cortez Municipal CEZ 970. 565. 7458

National travelers can connect with United and American global networks and fly straight into TEX. For local flights from DEN and PHX to TEX, book at

Expanding Horizons

Denver Air now flying Phoenix and Denver to Telluride (TEX)

Phoenix – Telluride flights are back, and for the first time on a jet! Denver Air also offers daily, year-round service from Denver to Telluride. Enjoy easy access to the mountains when you fly PHX and DEN to TEX, just ten minutes away from Telluride & Mountain Village.

Winter — snowmobiling

Mountain Trip Adventure guides for climbing 14’ers, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, ice climbing 970.369.1153


Telluride Helitrax winter only Helicopter 877.500.8377skiingor 970.728.8377

Telluride Snowkite winter only Snowkite 541.490.4401instruction

Creative classes, camps and workshops 970.728.3886

By Sutton 970.209.3593

Telluride Sitters, LLC PO Box 2647, Telluride 970.708.0170

Club Red / Conference Center 580 Mtn Village Blvd, Mountain Village

Telluride Offroad Adventures summer only Off-road / 4x4 970.708.5190adventures

Telluride Outside/Telluride Angler Winter — fly fishing, photography tours, snowmobile tours

Studio Telluride Authentic Pilates 135 South Spruce, Telluride 970.728.1747

Telluride Moto

Pinhead Institute Science-based educational experiences 300 South Mahoney, Telluride 970.369.5190



Telluride Avalanche School winter only Avalanche 970.728.4101education

Madeline Studio Madeline Hotel & Residences Mountain 855.266.9408Village

Telluride Crossfit 137 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.4622

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 301 North Spruce Street, Telluride 970.728.3387


Telluride Academy summer only Summer camps for youth ages 5-18 970.728.5311

Winter — Backcountry skiing, hut trips, ice climbing, snowshoeing Summer — hiking, hut trips, rock climbing, Via 970.728.4101Ferrata

San Juan Outdoor Adventures/ Telluride Adventures

Ah Haa School for the Arts

Telluride Yoga Center 395 East Colorado, Telluride 970.729.1673

Dave’s Mountain Tours summer only Historic off-road 4x4 adventures 970.728.9749


Telluride Guided Mountain Biking 970.708.7848

Ultra-luxury wellness and trekking retreat 970.239.6090

Opus Hut Backcountry 970.708.0092hut


Practice Telluride 317 East Colorado, Telluride 970.316.3097

Michael D. Palm Theatre 721 West Colorado, Telluride 970.369.5669

Summer — ATV tours, fly fishing, mountain biking, RZR tours, rafting Town Hall Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.4475

Telluride Mountain Guides



Nugget Theatre 207 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3030

Adventure Tour Productions Tandem paragliding, photo/video tours 970.729.0078

Fuel Station 205 East Colorado, Telluride 970.708.1590

Telluride Historical Museum 201 West Gregory, Telluride 970.728.3344

Reset Telluride

Alpine Chapel 122 South Aspen Street Telluride 970.728.3504

Kaiut Yoga International 238 E. Colorado, 2nd Floor, Telluride 970.729.2354

San Juan Balloon Adventures Ultralight 970.626.5495flights/paragliding

Telluride Adventure Center

Telluride Historical Museum 201 West Gregory, Telluride 970.728.3344

Winter — fat tire biking, flyfishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling Summer — 4x4 tours, flyfishing, mountain biking, paddleboarding, rafting 970.728.7433

Telluride Sleighs and Wagons Wagon rides, stories and dinner 970.260.2524 | 855.421.4360

Roudy’s Horseback Adventures Horseback riding, winter sleigh rides 970.728.9611

Soirée Telluride 970.708.0297

Sequence Pilates and Core Align 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.0717

Pilates Balance 168B Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.729.0678


Summer — fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, paddleboarding, rafting 800.592.6883

Four Corners Whitewater Kayaking, paddleboarding, river rafting 888.723.8925

Winter — fat tire biking, fly fishing, Nordic ski clinics

Circle K Ranch Horseback Riding 970.562.3826

RIGS, Adventure Co. Flyfishing, water sports 970.708.0092

Christ Presbyterian Church 434 West Columbia Avenue, Telluride 970.728.4536

Telluride Town Park & Recreation 970.728.2173

Wilkinson Public Library 100 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.4519

New Sheridan Bar 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4351

Mangala Yoga 333 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.6200


The Phoenix Bean 221 West Colorado, Telluride

Telluride Adaptive Sports Program Winter and summer activities for all ages and disabilities 970.728.5010

Adventure motorcycle tours and school 230 Front Street, Placerville 970.797.3385 or 970.729.1635

Colorado 145 Jeep and car 970.399.5781rentals

Telluride Outfitters

Telluride Rock and Roll Academy Lawson Hill, 970.708.1140Telluride

Historical Tours of Telluride 970.728.6639

High Camp Hut Overnight adventure hut for hiking, nordic skiing, 970.708.3786snowshoeing

Telluride Wranglers Horseback Riding 970.759.3183

Simplify 970.708.8260


Telluride UnVeiled 914.830.2238

Telluride Green Tours Cannabis dispensary tours 970.708.3739

Telluride Paragliding Tandem paragliding flights 970.708.4247

Annie’s Nannies of Telluride 970.728.2991

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 301 North Spruce Street, Telluride 970.325.4655


Sheridan Opera House 110 North Oak, Telluride 970.728.6363

Various summer and winter activities 970.728.4477 ext 211


Wilkinson Public Library 100 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.4519

Telluride Sports

Telluride Nordic Center winter only Nordic skiing - classic and skate 970-728-1144

Telluride Presents 970.708.0870

San Juan Huts Backcountry hut system 970.626.3033

Winter — backcountry skiing, ice climbing Summer — climbing 14ers, hiking 970.708.0260 or 970.390.6278

Polished Fun 970.596.1974

Summer — 4-wheel drive tours, fly fishing, mountain biking, photography tours, rafting 800.831.6230

The Peaks Resort & Spa 136 Country Club Drive, Mountain Village 970.728.6800

Traveling Lite, LLC 970.318.6543

Telluride Christian Fellowship 100 East Columbia Avenue, Telluride 970.728.4864

O’Bannon’s Irish Pub at Fly Me to the Moon Saloon 136 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6139

Wild Hare Snowshoe Tours winter only Backcountry snowshoe tours 970.708.1374

The Liberty 121 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.2942

Rugged natural beauty meets luxury accommodations at the awardwinning Lumière with Inspirato, a boutique hotel nestled at the base of Lift 4 in Mountain Village. Hike through wildflower-filled meadows, mountain bike on challenging trails, or soak in natural hot springs before unwinding in our cozy lounge. Our 18 recently remodeled hotel residences make the perfect home base, with ample space, high-end chef’s kitchens and dramatic mountain views.



Telluride’s Most Luxurious ResidencesBoutique

New Sheridan Hotel Telluride 800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351

Inn at Lost Creek Mountain Village 970.728.5678 or 888.601.5678 cont ● ■ ■ $$ - $$$$

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Fall Line Condos Telluride 970.729.0736 or 970.729.1789 6 ▲ ● ● $-$$

Camel’s Garden Hotel & Penthouse Condos Telluride 888.772.2635 or 970.728.9300 36 ▲ ■ ● ■ ■ ■ ■ $$$ - $$$$

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Hotel Telluride Telluride 970.369.1188 or 866.468.3501 59 ▲ ■ ▲ ■ ■ $$$

Hotel Columbia Telluride 970.728.0660 or 800.201.9505 21 ■ ■ ■ cont ▲ ■ ■ $$$$

Bear Creek Lodge Mountain Village 970.369.4900 or 888.729.0398 31 yes ▲ ■ ■ ■ ■ $ - $$$$

Ice House Condos & Suites Telluride 970.728.6300 or 800.544.3436 17 yes ▲ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ $$ - $$$

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Lodging in Telluride 888.998.6471 or 970.729.2202

Vacasa / Latitude 38 Vacation Rentals 970.728-8838 or 800.544.0300

Accommodations in Telluride 866.754.8772

Madeline Hotel & Residences Mountain Village 970.369.0880 yes ▲ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ $$ - $$$$

164 yes ▲ ■ ■ ▲ ■ ■ ■ $$ - $$$

The Bivvi Placerville 970.797.3404

River Club Telluride 888.601.4160 or 970.728.3986


Invited Home 720.537.1661 or 855.978.7627

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Auberge Residences at Element 52 Telluride 970.728.0701 20 ▲ ■ ● ● ● ■ $$$$

Property Management of Telluride 970.369.1275 or 877.332.1275

Vivid Vacation Rentals 970-708-0930

Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Mountain Village 888.728.3318 63 yes ▲ ● ● ● ■ ■ $$$ - $$$$


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Victorian Inn Telluride 970.728.6601 or 800.611.9893


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Telluride Luxury Rentals 970.728.0461 | 855.421.4360 all units on premises some units

Mountainside Inn Telluride 970.728.1950 or 877.376.9769

Mountain Lodge at Telluride Mountain Village 866.368.6867 or 970.369.5000 yes

Silver Star Luxury Properties 970.728.3001 or 800.537.4781


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Lumiére with Inspirato Mountain Village 970.369.0400 yes ▲ ■ ■ $$$ - $$$$

Manitou Lodge Telluride 970.728.3388 or 888.728.1950 cont $$

Exceptional Stays by Telluride Rentals 800.970.7541

Dunton Townhouse Telluride 877.288.9922 5 ■ $$$$


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Peaks Resort & Spa Mountain Village 800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800


Alpine Lodging Telluride / Sea to Ski 970.728.3388 or 877.376.9769

See Forever Village at The Peaks Mountain Village 800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

Welcome to Telluride 970.728.7049

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ADDRESS 231 West Colorado Ave., Telluride TELEPHONE 800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351

THE NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL has shared in the rich history of Telluride, Colorado since 1895. Offering modern amenities paired with historic ambiance, the New Sheridan invites you to experience a new level of old world service.

The New Sheridan Hotel has served as Telluride’s social center since 1895. Located on main street, just two blocks from the gondola, the hotel’s location in the heart of Telluride provides an ideal base for visitors. During an expansive renovation completed recently, the hotel’s 26 guest rooms received a luxurious transformation under the guidance of internationally renowned designer Nina Campbell. Each individually designed room captures the historic charm of Telluride in an atmosphere of warmth and comfort.

On-site dining options include the renowned Chop House Restaurant & Wine Bar, The Roof, The Parlor and the historic New Sheridan Bar, which was ranked among the world’s top 10 après ski bars by Forbes Traveler.

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The New Sheridan Hotel was also recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top 5 “Best Places to Ski & Stay in North America” and was awarded the “2022 AAA Four Diamond Hotel” rating. The New Sheridan is proud to be on the Register of National Historic Places. | 855.421.4360 89 ACCOMMODATIONS TELLURIDE’S PREMIER FULL SERVICE CONDO PROPERTY HEATED POOL & HOT TUBS • COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE • CONCIERGE SERVICES • PET FRIENDLY • FREE WI-FI FITNESS CENTER & STEAM ROOM • FAMILY FRIENDLY • MEETING & EVENT FACILITIES • THE VIEW RESTAURANT Escape to the mountains this summer…457Mountain Village Boulevard • Telluride, Colorado • 866.368.6867 RUSTIC 4thScanDELUXEWESTERNELEGANCECHARMACCOMMODATIONSLUXURYLOGCABINSCOMFORTABLERETREATtheQRcodeabovetogetanightfreewhenyoubookwithusfor4nightsormore.

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Soak it all up—from the stunning panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains to the fresh and healthy casual dining of Altezza at The Peaks, the golf-in/golf-out access, and personal rejuvenation of The Spa at The Peaks. Add in the spacious accommodations and attentive service, and you’ll never forget this experience of renewal and absolute comfort.

Visit or call 970.728.7474 to make a reservation.


Meeting Area 525 50 30 ● ● ● next to gondola Elks Lodge 970.728.6362

Schmid Family Ranch 970.901.6830

Historic Swede-Finn Hall 1,700 250 200 ● ● ● stage & outdoor deck Ethos 970.728.0954 | 855.421.4360

Crystal Room 1,600 163 100 ● ● ● floor to ceiling windows


Legends Restaurant 2,790 250 160 ● ● ● rustic dining venue

Ah Haa School for the Arts 970.728.3886


Event Space 150 80 ● ● adjoins Rustico Ristorante Michael D. Palm Theatre 970.369.5669

Rustic Mountain Lodge 2,200 75 25 ● ● remote lakeside lodge

Great Room 2,000 200 150 ● wedding packages avail. Gorrono Ranch Telluride Weddings & Events 970.728.7446 Mountain Ranch 6,000 200 ● ● no private vehicles Madeline Hotel & Residences 866.475.4403 or 970.369.0880 Idarado Ballroom 3,315 270 210 ● ● ● Mountain Village core Jasper Room 676 45 35 ● ● ● Mountain Village core Reflection Plaza 6,240 400 200+ ● ● ● outdoor venue Hospitality Suite 1,800 50+ 35+ ● ● ● plus 1,200 sq. ft. deck Mountain Lodge at Telluride 970.369.5000

Top of the Gondola on the Ski Resort outdoor venue


Outdoors, Canopy, Picnic Tables public can’t be excluded Town Park Pavilion 970.728.2173 Spacious Covered Pavilion 26,000 300 available for private events Wilkinson Public Library 970.728.4519, ext. 20 Program Room (small rooms also available) 959 124 72 ● downtown Telluride

Event, Gallery & Wedding Space 762+ 120 96 ● outdoor/indoor rooftop space Camel’s Garden 888.772.2635 or 970.728.9300

Theatre 1,674 186 ● quaint, intimate Sheridan Opera House 970.728.6363

Ice House Lodge 800.544.3436 or 970.728.6300

Chipeta Room 312 18 ● ● ● voice/data ports Mezzanine 1,189 100 70 ● ● ● optional reception hall St. Sophia Ceremony Site 970.728.7446


Reception Room 900 100 50 ● ● ● liquor license, projector Telluride Town Park Core & Warming Hut 970.728.2173

Great Room Deck 1,440 125 80 ● ● off of the Great Room

Conference Room 360 25 20 ● ● ● next to gondola Il Salona 970.728.4046

Mountain Village Ballroom 6,069 890 564 ● ● ● 22,000 total sq. ft. indoors

Rustic Setting at base of Wilson Peak two cabins, summer only

Palmyra Deck 1,508 150 100 ● ● connects to Palmyra restaurant Palmyra Restaurant 1,980 225 180 ● ● ● connects to Palmyra deck

Historic Theatre / Reception Space 1,400 265 230 ● ● intimate setting for gatherings Sidework 970.728.5618

Appaloosa Lounge 1,682 100 40 ● ● ● casual cocktail room

Liberty Bell and Golden Slipper Rooms each 551 50 30 ● ● can combine for 1,100 sq. ft. Mt. Wilson Terrace 7,900 350 200 ● ● connects to Crystal/ Legends

Big Billie Ballroom 2,046 225 140 ● ● ● can divide into 2 rooms


Summit Room (summer only) 574 60 40 ● ● near Tell. Conf. Center Mt. Emma Room 500 50 35 ● ● easy gondola access



Telluride Conference Center 970.728.7590

High Mountain Hut 2,500 35 35 walk 2.5 miles from hwy.

Alta Lakes Observatory 970.239.0027

Victorian-style Room 500 45 35 ● ● downtown Telluride Nugget Theatre 970.728.3030

Bear Creek Lodge 970.369.4900

High Camp Hut 970.708.3786

Klammer Boardroom 732 60 40 ● ● ● 55,000 sq. ft. outdoor plaza Fallon Room 367 35 20 ● ● ● voice/data circuits

Event & Gallery Space on Main Street 1,000 60 40 open event or gallery space

Peaks Resort and Spa 800.789.2220 or 970.728.6800

Performing Arts Center 30,000 680 680 ● ● alcohol with special permit New Sheridan American Room 800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351

Provolone, Horseradish Sauce, Jus, Baguette


Fresh Berries, Maple Syrup



Andouille Sausage, Spring Onions, Smoked Gouda Mornay Sauce

Parmesan Cheese, White Anchovies, Tomato, Egg, Chopped Bacon, Croutons, Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Cheddar, Gruyère or Blue Cheese, French Fries or Side Salad

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Coconut-Ginger Broth, Thai Chili, Lemongrass , Grilled Bag uette

Oven-Roasted Tomato Polenta, Country Olives, Caper Berries, Lemon Thyme Beurre Blanc

FRENCH ONION SOUP / 16 Caramelized Onions, Gruyère Cheese


WHATEVER YOUR PALATE MAY BE, our tailored menus will serve you. Select from one of our fine establishments and delight in some of the best cuisine in the West. Dine in style at our signature restaurant, the Chop House –world renowned for its USDA Prime Dry Aged Beef. We create our delicious fare using only humanely raised fowl, non-threatened fish species and local ingredients. Pair a red or white from Telluride’s only nitrogen wine bar with a scrumptious meal for an unforgettable experience.






Seasonal menu; items and pricing subject to change.


Canadian Bacon, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce, Roasted New Potatoes



THE NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL has shared in the rich history of Telluride, Colorado since 1895. Offering modern amenities paired with historic ambiance, the New Sheridan invites you to experience a new level of old world service.


Asparagus, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Leek Mustard Pureé, Herb Oil


ADDRESS: 231 West Colorado Ave., Telluride, Colorado 81435 TELEPHONE 1.800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351 • NEW SHERIDAN.COM


Pistachio Encrusted Trout, Warm Bacon-Sherry & Mustard Vinaigrette, Crostini, Poached Egg


Poachers Pub American Pub Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.9647

Counter Culture 970.239.6211

Last Dollar Saloon Rooftop Bar, Cocktails, 10 Brews on Tap 100 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4800

Sandwiches, Burgers, Fries

Counter Culture

La Piazza del Villaggio Authentic Italian Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.8283

Shake ‘n Dog Hot Dogs, Salads, Shakes Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.1565



O’Bannon’s Irish Pub at the Moon Live Music, Cocktails 136 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6139

The Amend Collective 214.641.9409

New Sheridan Bar Cocktails, Pool Hall 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4351

Locally Sourced Indo-European Cuisine Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.2525

Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Pastries Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.4400

Aemono Fine Foods & Catering Backcountry Catering 609.760.5678

The Brew Pub, Madeline Hotel, M. Village 970.728.1120

Telluride Brewing Beer, Counter Culture Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.728.1120

Wolf Mobile Bar for

Timber Room

Buckel Family Wine Tasting Room 201 West Colorado, Telluride 970.729.2869

Tomboy Tavern Colorado Comfort Food Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7467

The View Bar & Grill

Tellurado Studio Wine Tasting Events 219 East Colorado, Telluride 970.239.6440


Bertrand’s Catering 970.708.2661

Telluride Private Catering 970.729.3620

Siam’s Talay Grille

Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Pastries, Paninis Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.369.0880


Coffee, Smoothies, Pastries, Sandwiches Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800

Crazy Elk Pizza Handmade Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7499

Telluride Brewing Company 156 Society Drive, Lawson Hill Madeline970.728.5094Hotel, Mountain Village 970.728.1120

El Rhino Taco & Coffee Bar

The Great Room American Bistro, Cocktails Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800

Black Iron Kitchen & Bar Modern Mountain Cuisine Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.369.8949

Telluride Coffee Company

Allred’s Contemporary American Cuisine Gondola Station St. Sophia 970.728.7474

Zest Catering 970.708.3663



Casual American, Cocktails Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.0677

Pescado Catering 970.708.0640

Telluride Distilling Company Signature Cocktails Franz Klammer Breezeway, M. Village 970.728.2910

Bean Café at the Peaks


Show Bar at the Sheridan Opera House Cocktails, Private Events 110 North Oak, Telluride 970.728.6363

The Village Table Mediterranean, Spanish Tapas, Catering Centrum Building, Mountain Village 970.728.1117

The Pick Gourmet Burritos and Bowls Reflection Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.2633

Tracks Café & Bar

Coffee, Smoothies, Ice Cream, Snacks 456 Mtn. Village Blvd, Mountain Village

Mountaintop Catering 970.708.8656

Communion Wine Bar Wine, Full Bar, Nibbles Franz Klammer Breezeway, M. Village 970.538.9510


The Liberty Cocktails, Live Music, DJ 121 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.2942

970.596.3364Hire Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village GrilledFinnegan’sCheese a la Cart Latin Creations Z’s Street Eats Gondola Plaza, S. Oak Street, Telluride Coffee Cowboy Philam Egg Rolls Telluride Twisted Treats Elks Park, Main Street, Telluride Diggity Doggs Grilled Cheese & Barbecue Gyro MountainCart High Ice Cream

221 South Oak Catering 970.708.1437

Bon Appétit Catering 970.209.5217

New Sheridan Rooftop Bar 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100

Locally Sourced Comfort Food Mountain Lodge, Mountain Village 970.369.5000

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The Brew Pub

Elegant Mountain Modern, Cocktails Madeline Hotel, Mountain Village 970.369.8943

Contemporary Asian Tapas and Seafood Sunset Plaza, Inn at Lost Creek 970.728.6293

94 | 855.421.4360 DINING & SPIRITS DELICIOUS FOOD. IMPECCABLE SERVICE. Dine In. Take Out., 970.728.1292 cosmo official visitors guide 2022.indd 1 9/16/21 2:45 PM SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER DAILY INDOOR & OUTDOOR DINING LARGE SCREEN TVS FOR SPORTS EVENTS CATERING & PRIVATE EVENTS Located at the Mountain Lodge Telluride, The View Restaurant offers unique cuisine in a relaxed rustic seting with stunning views of the San Sophia 970.369.6021Mountains. 457 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE BOULEVARD • mountainlodgetelluride.comTELLURIDE

The National Modern New American 100 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1063


Contemporary French 150 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.6232

High Pie Pizzeria & Tap Room Pizza, Salads, Calzones 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2978

Esperanza’s Casual Mexican 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8399


Middle Eastern Fare, Smoothies 123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5611

Cindybread Artisan Bakery Sandwiches, Bakery 168 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.369.1116

The Alpinist & the Goat Fondue, Dessert, Cocktails 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5028

La Marmotte

There... Signature Cocktails, Appetizers 627 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.1213

The Tunnel Fine Dining by Reservation 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.3663

La Cocina de Luz Fresh Mexican 123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9355

Traditional Japanese 126 East Colorado Ave, Telluride

Sushi, Japanese, Latin-Infused Dishes 115 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.6025

Baked in Telluride Pizza, Pasta, Bakery 127 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.4775

New Sheridan Chop House & Wine Bar Upscale American, Steaks, Seafood 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100

Oak, The New Fat Alley BBQ, Casual American Oak Street, Gondola Plaza, Telluride 970.728.3985


Coffee Cowboy Coffee, Baked Goods, Smoothies Oak Street, Gondola Plaza, Telluride 970.708.0294

Smugglers Union Restaurant & Brewery Casual American, Brewpub 225 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5620

Cornerhouse Grille American Grill, Sports Bar 131 North Fir, 970.728.6207Telluride

The Phoenix Bean Espresso, Sandwiches, Small Plates, Wine 221 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4351

Wok of Joy Authentic Thai Cuisine 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.0149

The Butcher & The Baker Café Fresh Gourmet Deli, Bakery, Take-Out 201 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2899

Floradora Saloon Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, Steaks 103 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8884

The Village Market

Contemporary Comfort Food 225 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5618

Steamies Burger Bar A Modern Burger Joint 300 West Colorado, Telluride 844.the.buns

Stronghouse Brewery Alpine Comfort Food, Brewpub 283 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.2890

Petite Maison French Haute Cuisine 219 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.7020

Sawpit Mercantile Authentic BBQ, General Store Highway 145, 970.728.9898Sawpit | 855.421.4360 95

Mountain Gate Teahouse & Gallery 101 West Colorado Unit B, Telluride 303.842.4660

Rustico Ristorante Traditional Italian 114 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4046

Gourmet Cheese & Food 223 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.2079

Telluride Coffee Roasters 164 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.369.0060

Pizza, Pasta, Subs, Sports Bar 110 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8046

Full Service Grocery Store 455 Mtn. Village Blvd, Mountain Village 970.633.4700



Over the Moon

High Alpine Coffee Bar Coffee, Baked Goods 224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504


Counter Culture Sandwiches, Burgers, Salads, Grains 156 Society Drive, Unit A, Lawson Hill 970.239.6211

Telluride Truffle Artisan Chocolate Chocolate, Ice Cream, Pastries 171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.9565

Siam Thai, Thai Fusion 200 South Davis, Telluride 970.728.6886

Telluride Sleighs and Wagons Colorado & Basque Influenced Menu Aldasoro Family Ranch 970.260.2524

Clark’s Market Made-to-Order Food, Full Deli 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3124

Wood Ear Texas Whiskey Bar with Japanese Fusion 135 East Colorado, Telluride 970.852.0469

Contemporary Seasonal Cuisine 301 Gus’s Way, Telluride 970.728.1292

Side Work

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Crossbow Leather

209A East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3777

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Slate Gray Gallery

Azadi Rugs 213 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4620

Lucchese Bootmaker

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Overland Sheepskin & Leather 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9700


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T.Karn Imports 394 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.4350

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Hook on a Wall 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1087


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Kamruz Gallery 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.0135

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Patagonia 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4303

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219 East Colorado, Telluride 970.729.9119

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157 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.8958

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Mountain Village Market on the Plaza Heritage Plaza, Wednesdays, 11am-4pm



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The North Face Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.0332

Sunglasses HQ & Optical

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700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3124

Flowers by Ella 359 East Colorado, Telluride 720-900-7488

Pure Beauty & Wellness Spa / Telluride Salt Cave 333 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.6144


Moxie Loft 226 West Colorado, Telluride 480.270.2864

Box Canyon Bicycles 300 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2946

Animal Hospital of Telluride 6785 Park Drive, Ilium 970.728.1082 / 708.4359 (after hours)


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Timberline Ace Hardware 200 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3640

Ship It/Copy It 125 West Pacific #2B, Telluride 970.728.8111

The Market at Telluride

Studio G Total Skin Wellness 145 West Pacific #1E, Telluride 970.728.8700

The Village Market



Telluride Truffle Artisan Chocolate

Alpine Lumber 140 Society Dr., Lawson Hill 970.728.4388

Wine Mine at Pacific Street Liquors 220 South Davis, Telluride 970-728-WINE

The Spa and Salon at Madeline 568 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.369.8961

Himmel Pool and Spa Boutique Fairmont Franz Klmr., Mountain Village 970.728.7113

PET Telluride 238 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2095

Spa Boutique at the Peaks Resort 136 Country Club Dr., Mountain Village 970.728.6800

Hair 9 Salon 201 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.7139

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Elevation Imaging

Telluride Bud Company

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129 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.5553


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Elinoff & Co., gallerists and jewelers, 204 W. Colorado Ave, 970.728.5566

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Patents pending

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