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ALWAYS AND FOREVER The history and preservation of Telluride’s famed Valley Floor.














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the unique valley floor By Mary Duffy

When I came to Telluride in the mid-seventies, I took it as fact that the Valley Floor was, and would always be, open space. It wasn’t public property, it was owned by the Idarado Mining Company, and a curmudgeonly old-timer nicknamed Alley Oop (Roy E. Elliott) tended the irrigation and grazing cattle, those beautiful, young black-and-white Holstein steers and cows. The town’s newcomers affectionately dubbed them “The Valley Cows.” Oop’s job was to keep the cows in and the riff-raff out, so he mended fences and chased off the ever-advancing trove of recreationists—mountain bikers, hang gliders, fishermen, bottle hunters and even inner tubers. My first run-in with Oop was from horseback. I was riding into town down Boomerang Road from the Old Adams Ranch (present-day Mountain Village). He chastised me for trespassing but, later, when I herded a few of his errant cows back to the pasture, I became a persona grata. Oop was generally accommodating to the ladies. Then one day it came to the public’s attention that there was a move afoot to develop that precious flat expanse that was the gateway to the dead-end town of Telluride. Idarado had sold the property to the Telluride Valley Corporation (TVC), who hoped to improve the acreage.


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In 1983, the Cordillera Corporation purchased approximately 860 acres from TVC and drew up plans for a community of 1,770 that included houses, condos, hotels, retail businesses, a golf course and a lake. Ten years passed, the Cordillera Corporation morphed into the San Miguel Valley Corporation (SMVC), and rumors about development were parlayed once more. Then in April 1993, the “April Fool’s Fax” made headlines. An SMVC memo mistakenly faxed to the San Miguel County Planning Department referred to designs that included draining the wetlands to create more developable land and purchasing The Telluride Times Journal, presumably to control public sentiment. Red flags were raised and the community jumped into action. The Valley Floor Preservation Partners (VFPP) formed, and a movement followed to procure 570 acres on the south side of the Highway 145 spur. On July 3, 2000, 1,500 people in a “Rally for the Valley” formed a human chain that extended from town to the Valley Floor. The stage was set for protracted negotiations and litigation between the Town of Telluride and SMVC. Declaring eminent domain seemed the only hope for protecting the Valley Floor, but that condemnation came with a hefty price tag: $50 million. On November 7, 2006, the Telluride constituency voted to approve an additional $10 million open-space bond, increasing Telluride’s acquisition funds to $30 million and leaving VFPP with a private fundraising goal of over $20 million. No one thought it could be done, but Telluride has some deep-pocketed admirers, and even the 99 percent donated what they could. In six months, VFPP raised $24.5 million and, by the court’s deadline, deposited the $50 million. The deal was done: The land that had once been a haven for elk and the summer hunting grounds of Native Americans would be preserved as open space forever. For over a hundred years, the front door to Telluride had played a supporting role in the region’s mining industry. Gold-seeking prospectors found the Ute’s summer camp along the San Miguel a profitable place for placer and hydraulic mining, and by 1876, the region’s first town—San Miguel City—was built near Brown Homestead. The miners needed supplies, so entrepreneurs constructed dry goods stores, hotels, stamp mills, concentrating works and a schoolhouse. When the town of Telluride sprang up east of San Miguel City, industry went with it. The rich bottomland soon proved more valuable as pasture for cattle and hayfields for the hundreds of mules that carried ore down from the mountains. By 1890, the Rio Grande Southern chugged across the Valley Floor to the mills at the east end of the valley, the meandering San Miguel having been straightened to accommodate the narrow-gauge rail. As the economy boomed, a horseracing track, nine-hole golf course and even a landing field for Telluride’s first airmail delivery in 1912 found level footing on the Valley Floor. It’s been less than a decade since the Town of Telluride acquired the broad glacial scrape to its west. Those who come to town today admire the herds of elk that have reestablished their claim to the summer pasture, now that The Valley Cows are gone. The fences are still there, along with the abandoned grade of the railroad track, the sheds and artifacts of bygone dairies, and the mining debris and tailings. It’s by no means an unscathed environment, but it’s open space, a rare sight in a place of little flat ground and rapid growth. The Valley Floor, a gift to quaint mountain-town lovers for eons to come, is not to be taken for granted. a 18

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The land that had once been a haven for elk and the summer hunting grounds of Native Americans would be preserved as open space forever.

An aerial view of the Valley Floor from an old postcard dated 1941. (top right) San Miguel City offered a variety of amenities, including a golf club. In 1931, Hilda Ramsey stood under the sign for the Golf Club out by Society Turn. (bottom left) Earliest known photograph of the town of San Miguel City, 1880. (bottom right) Photographs courtesy of Telluride Historical Museum ©

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Adventures to Remember Summer in the San Juans means meadows of wildflowers, crystal-blue lakes and a vast network of now-exposed trails reaching into the mountains.


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Telluride’s mining days carved a string of roads into the San Juan Mountains over 100 years ago. Today, those same routes offer unparalleled access to the high country and its world-famous mining towns. Experienced guides lead tours over mountain passes through ghost towns filled with wildflowers and wildlife. Explore the rugged beauty of the area on one of the many 4x4 tours over Imogene Pass to the old mining camp of Tomboy, up over Ophir Pass to the town of Silverton, or over Black Bear Pass, one of the more difficult and notorious routes.

As the snow melts, area streams and free-flowing rivers become playgrounds of river rafting and kayaking. The solitude and natural beauty of the canyons can only be explored by floating their streams. From wild river rapids to a leisurely float, the Telluride area offers an array of river sports with vistas that are second to none. The session starts in late May and runs through August. Local outfitters take paddlers on half-day or full-day excursions through class II to III+ rapids. There is also kayaking and paddleboarding on the rivers and alpine lakes, all great ways to soak up the sun while getting a workout.


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biking The Telluride 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, moderate trails that link several former railroad tracks throughout the valley, and a biking playground at Telluride Ski Resort. Road riding is also popular along the scenic San Juan Skyway. The region offers technical and challenging routes for skilled road riders featuring many mountain passes and substantial elevation gains.

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town park Telluride Town Park, a hub of activity year-round, is home to family fun in the heart of Telluride. In the summer, you’ll find softball fields, a disc golf course, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a swimming pool, kid’s fishing pond, Imagination Station, and more. The hike to Bear Creek Falls starts from the park, and a short walk through the woods behind the softball fields takes nature lovers to Lower Bear Creek Falls. The park is also the venue for the town’s many festivals and is host to a campground that offers sites along the San Miguel River.

rock climbing Routes and boulders for all abilities in the greater Telluride region include jagged peaks and extensive wall faces that provide a variety of climbing and bouldering opportunities. From classic routes on Ophir Wall to moderate climbs on Pipeline, the ascents are diverse and plentiful. For those learning the sport or seeking instruction, a number of guide services are available. Local maps, information and gear can be found at many sport shops. Look up while hiking to see some of the world’s best climbers scaling the rock faces in the area.

horseback riding Horseback riding in the San Juan Mountains is a favorite activity among families that creates lifelong memories. Have an Old West experience by riding through aspen forests and alpine meadows on horseback. Outfitters offer guided daytime outings, half-day trail rides, chuck wagon dinner rides and overnight trips.

golf Playing golf at the Telluride Golf Club is a magnificent experience. The 71-par, 18-hole course meanders along high-altitude terrain with spectacular views of the mountain ranges that make up the highest concentration of 14,000-foot peaks in the United States. The course has a putting green, practice facilities and four sets of tees for different skill levels, as well as a well-equipped pro shop with knowledgeable staff. According to science, golf balls fly further at elevation, although the magnificent views and resident wildlife make keeping your eye on the ball not an easy task.  

hiking / running Trails weaving throughout the mountains afford hikers a quick jaunt to waterfalls 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 an extensive list of short strolls, day hikes or overnight backpacking adventures into the high country. Both the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village have trails that lead out-of-town in all directions, where hikers can experience the cool mountain air and unrivaled scenery.

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fly fishing Fly fishing in the greater Telluride region can challenge fly-fishing experts and entertain beginning enthusiasts. Telluride is an angler’s paradise in every season, offering a different experience for fishing the rivers and lakes in the area. Many locals will tell you that their favorite time to cast is at dusk when the sunset over the river creates a rainbow glow. From the Dolores River to the easily accessible San Miguel River, 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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Elizabeth and Charlotte’s favorite local hikes: n Jud Wiebe Trail A popular loop for locals and tourists, the Jud Wiebe Trail

works in either direction with the majority of the uphill at the start. The high point is a traverse to a bench with rewarding views of Bridal Veil Basin, Upper Bear Creek and Wilson Peak. The route is steep and receives ample sunshine, so pack plenty of water. Moderate, 3-mile loop. Trailheads are at the top of North Aspen Street, and North Oak Street, also known as Tomboy Road. l Bear Creek Trail A popular trek that is great for families, the Bear Creek Trail

follows a rarely used 4-wheel-drive road with a gentle 1,000-foot climb through the woods. In peak season, wild strawberries bloom in meadows alongside this trail that culminates at a waterfall. Easy, 2 miles to the waterfall, 4 miles round trip. Trailhead is at the end of South Pine Street. l Valley Floor Trail The Valley Floor Trail follows the San Miguel River and is

probably the flattest route in the area. It’s also a popular mountain bike track and wintertime cross-country ski trail and provides another way to hike to Mountain Village by turning left (about a half-mile out of town) onto Boomerang Road for a very steep and strenuous one-mile climb. Easy, 12 miles of trail, accessible west of the San Miguel River Trail in Telluride. n Bridal Veil Falls Trail This hike is all about the 365-foot cascade that gushes

dramatically beneath the Bridal Veil Power Plant and is the longest free-falling waterfall in the state. It’s not the most scenic route along a rocky dirt road, but plans are intact for a new trail that will eliminate the climb up the road. Moderate, 1.8 miles to top of falls; route starts 2 miles east of Telluride. u Wasatch Trail The trailhead is 2 miles up Bear Creek and boasts a strenuous climb that requires an all-day commitment. Before you reach Bear Creek Falls, take a well-marked right-hand fork off the main trail and ascend countless steep switchbacks. Check out the Nellie Mine ruins on the way up to Lena Basin. Stay to the left and climb to the saddle. After dropping into the remote and rugged Bridal Veil Basin, the route gradually descends to the power plant east of Telluride off of Black Bear Road. Difficult, 7 miles to the saddle, 10 miles to the power plant in Bridal Veil Basin. u Sneffels High Line Trail A classic Colorado hike that is famous for its wildflowers. The route rises above tree line and across a rocky saddle with scenic stretches through blooming alpine meadows. Difficult, 14-mile loop from Telluride. Trailhead starts up the Jud Wiebe Trail or at Mill Creek Road west of town. n Prospect Trail This rolling trail, popular with mountain bikers, traverses

across ski trails. The upper loop passes through spruce/fir forests as it gradually ascends into Prospect Basin. Alternatively, one may take the shortcut at the top of Lift 10 and head back to Mountain Village for the 7-mile route. Moderate, 10 miles total or 7 miles with the shortcut from Gondola Station St. Sophia. n Telluride Trail Ride the gondola to Station St. Sophia and walk down the

2.6-mile route on a rocky and steep ski area service road (not recommended for people with knee issues). Or, if a good cardio workout is preferred, start at the gondola station at the bottom of Oak Street in Telluride and climb 1,800 feet to the midway station. Moderate to difficult, 2.6 miles, accessible from gondola. a

Conquering the Big Boys Four Fabulous Fourteeners By Rob Story

Telluride boasters like to brag that town sits among the largest concentration of 14,000-foot-plus peaks in Colorado. But what does that really mean? It means we have big mountains here, silly! It also means that peak baggers can depart from town (I like to strike out at 5:34 a.m., right after Baked in Telluride opens), drive to a trailhead, climb a legendary 14er, and get back before Oak closes. Summitting a 14er flushes one’s bloodstream with triumph, accomplishment and pride. Any of the four climbs described below will be a notch in your belt, something you’ll cross off your bucket list (and, yes, there are more clichés where those came from). In short, should you find yourself in Telluride during a clear weather window on a long summer day, go for it. Or go for all four. WILSON PEAK The pyramid-shaped mountain seen on the Coors beer label soars 14,017 feet above sea level. As the closest 14er to Telluride, it fills visitors’ favorite views, not to mention their memory cards. Wilson Peak is attempted in summer as well as spring, when it’s still snowpacked. In his Ski the 14ers project, alpinist Chris Davenport calls the peak a “sentinel, beckoning to…ski mountaineers with its apparently sheer face.” A new trail restores legal access to this mustclimb peak from Silver Pick Basin, with a 9.25-mile round trip >> summer | fall 2014

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Summer in Telluride is

Kid’s Play

Stay for Summer Camp

Families initially come to Telluride for its beauty, but they return year after year for the summer camps. After all, when kids are in camp, mom and dad get the day to play, too. Everyone wins! The only hard part is deciding what program to participate in.

By Jesse James McTigue

Telluride Academy — The term “Telluride summer” has been defined for kids by the Telluride Academy for 33 years. The Academy offers one- to three-week programs from June to mid-August for kids 5 to 18 years old. Camps range from llama trekking, backcountry survival, stand-up paddleboarding and mountain biking to theater, film and music. Or try one of the Academy’s Freaky Fridays, day programs offered every Friday from June 9 to August 15. Parents are so jealous of their kids’ camps that the Academy added regular Tuesday parent hikes so mom and dad can also join in the fun. Telluride Academy ©

How do you define a Telluride summer? You don’t. Instead, Telluride defines it: the way you remember it as a kid and the way your kids will remember it for the rest of their lives. From June to September, from sunup to sundown, this mountain hamlet provides an endless summer of fun for the whole family. By the time the leaves begin to change and it’s time to go back to school, it’ll be hard to say who had more fun—the parents or their kids.

Explore the Mountains Family Style

There is no better place to spend uninterrupted family time than out on a trail or on the water. And in Telluride, the many hiking and biking trails as well as the area’s rivers and mountain lakes are as inviting to kids as they are to adults. Hiking — Don’t leave your kids at home! Granted, they probably won’t conquer the Sneffels High Line, so find a more tangible destination, such as the waterfall at the top of Bear Creek, the Jud Wiebe “summit” or a River Trail stroll in search of an ice cream cone. Remember, it’s the journey, not the destination! Explore the single track that follows the San Miguel River on the Valley Floor or the Keystone Gorge Trail that begins in Lawson Hill. Take the gondola to Station St. Sophia and hike down the Ridge Trail to Mountain Village. Any kid enjoys hiking, especially if you bring the right snacks. Biking — Remember when you first rode a bike by yourself ? It was the ultimate freedom! Add some single track and you’ll be giggling louder than your kids. Start by ripping around town with them on the River Trail, then head one of two ways: east to the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls, or west to the Valley Floor and out to Society Turn via the paved bike path or single tack that follows the old railroad grade. Too easy? Find the Jurassic Trailhead across from The Peaks Resort off of the Mountain Village core. Enjoy the undulating single track as it traverses the ridge between towns, then links to the Meadows Trail. Water — The mountains around Telluride are the headwaters of many Colorado River tributaries and home to deep turquoise lakes and alpine tarns. Kids (12 and under) can fish at the stocked pond in Town Park or float a “rubber ducky” or inner tube down the rollicking San Miguel River. Families can add fishing, rafting or stand-up paddleboarding to their outdoor adventure mix. 28

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Ah Haa School for the Arts — Ah Haa has kept art as central to the town’s core as skiing powder is. Ah Haa offers four-day, half-day and full-day youth art camps throughout the summer for kids ages 5 to 12. Camp themes range from welding, stained glass and weaving to garden art, painting and print making. Ah Haa also offers Fabulous Fridays, one-day Friday art programs for kids of all ages, and four Saturday morning art sessions in July for kids ages 18 months to 3 years old. Check out the school’s adult programs as well. Telluride Skate Camp, SK81435 — Look around: Telluride is pretty extreme, and so are its kids. Sure, we let them skateboard, but we’ll make them wear a helmet and hire a coach so they’re doing it right (i.e. safely). Beginning in June and running through mid-August, Telluride Skate Camp sessions are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the skate ramp in Town Park. Instructors teach kids how to get radical on the ramp while showing them that being nice, respectful and supportive are ways to be rad, too. Summer Rock Camp — If music is what makes your youngster tick, then look no further than Summer Rock Camp, a program of the local Rock and Roll Academy. Weeklong morning or afternoon sessions are offered June through August. Camps are designed to take students through the entire process of being in a band, from choosing music and instruments to giving a concert performance. Students learn the music and parts collaboratively, guided by a trained academy facilitator. Summer Rock Camps are both fun and challenging, focusing on the social, emotional and musical aspects of playing in a band. Rock on!

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Get Outdoors without Huffing & Puffing

Telluride isn’t just about mountain sports. There’s plenty abuzz in the arts and entertainment arena, too, along with surprising offerings for those who are naturally curious and scientifically inquisitive. Take a Ride on the Gondola — Riding the “G” never gets old for kids or adults. From Telluride, unload at the top (Station St. Sophia) where you can explore the mountain and visit the Nature Center. From there, take the gondola down to Mountain Village. Look for the bouldering rock, enroll your kids in program at Eco Adventures, shop and have lunch. The gondola will be waiting to take the whole family back to Telluride when you’re ready. And it’s a free ride! Defy Gravity — No child or adult can walk through the Mountain Village Core and ignore the bungee trampolines. Admit it: You think it’d be fun, too! And why not? The trampolines can take up to 300 pounds and are open July 15 through August 15, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For $15, your child—or your inner child—can have five minutes to pretend you’re in Cirque du Soleil. Festivals are a Family Affair — If you’ve experienced a Telluride summer, then you know festivals. The major music festivals such as Bluegrass, Jazz, The Ride and Blues & Brews all have kids’ tents with face painting, arts and crafts, bouncy houses and even climbing pillars. Many festivals even have kids’ music workshops. The word “festival” is actually a verb here in Telluride, and to festival is now a family affair. Pinhead Punk Science — In Telluride, even science can be extreme… and therefore cool. Each summer the Pinhead Institute sponsors a series of science demonstrations geared toward kids and led by notable scientists in their field. With sessions such as Rip Roaring Radical Rockets, The Cool Colors of Chemistry and Fantastic Physics, Pinhead makes science relevant to kids. The Punk Science Series runs each Tuesday from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m., July 1 through August 5 at the Telluride High School. Get Your Geek On — Looking for a kid-friendly indoor venue where you can be in the mountains but not on the mountain? Look no further than the Wilkinson Public Library (WPL) in the heart of Telluride. From story hour, summer reading programs and cooking club to arts and crafts and an outdoor sports club in Town Park, WPL embraces Telluride’s kids. a

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“I know that theater is an innate skill that is in everyone ... we are storytellers.” jennifer Julia

Storytelling & Pretending By Cara Pallone

Fifteen years ago, Jennifer Julia had just finished her master’s degree in drama education, and her boyfriend desperately wanted to live in a ski town. The two native Mainers settled on Telluride, clear across the country, but there was one problem: Julia wondered how she would ever land a job in her field in a small resort town. She took the next logical step and, at 25 years old, picked up the phone and dialed the Sheridan Opera House. She selected Event Director Ronnie Palamar’s extension and gave it her best shot: “Do you have any openings in your children’s theater?” When the answer came back that there was no such program, Julia offered a bold suggestion: “Well, I think there should be! I think I should make one for you.” Flash forward to today. That same boyfriend, Travis Julia, is now her husband, and the pair have two young children. They’ve made Telluride their permanent home, and this year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theater. To celebrate its fifteenth season, Julia wrote her first entirely original musical, hearing her students’ voices as she penned the script and lyrics. [ The Grease Experience ]

[ Treasure Island ]



Young People’s Theater

She laughs at the memory of how it all began. In the initial years of the program, she borrowed costumes from her mother’s theater company in Maine. The set for the first production of Peter Pan was crafted entirely of recycled cardboard and glue. Sixteen kids signed up for that show. “The goal was to see if it was fiscally viable, and it took several years of working that way and at that pace, but it gained popularity immediately,” Julia says. Today, Julia has a team that includes a core group of talented, dedicated locals who help with choreography, music and play building. More than 200 students ages 3 to 18 now take part in Young People’s Theater’s diverse range of classes and workshops. Julia describes the program as more diverse and inventive than ever, with the theater putting on four musicals each year and offering a range of classes. A highlight of the program is the “Summer Spectacular,” during which students, ages 8 through 10, spend an intensive five days creating a musical theater production. Julia credits the success of the children’s theater to the philosophy she learned as a graduate student: A non-stressful, fun, challenging environment brings out the innate skills in every child. “I believe theater should be noncompetitive; I don’t believe in auditioning children. I know that theater is an innate skill that is in everyone, because from the time we’re born and start to use language and movement, we are storytellers. We’re imaginative, and we all possess that,” Julia says. “And that’s all theater really is. It’s not some magic trick—it’s storytelling and pretending.” a [ Charlie Brown ]

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al fresco dining at its finest

open air, fresh fare By eliz abeth guest

On a midsummer’s eve, after a jam-packed day and multiple sunscreen applications, it’s finally time to relax and fuel up for the next day’s activities. In Telluride and Mountain Village, visitors are offered a culinary montage of fare from around the world. Noted chefs create unique dishes for discerning palates with options ranging from take-out and pizza to European-style set menus and farm-fresh gourmet. And if you can’t get enough of that crisp mountain air, enjoy your evening meal al fresco. By definition, al fresco is an Italian term meaning “in the open air.” Whether for fine dining or street food, most restaurants in Telluride and Mountain Village provide some sort of patio or outdoor eating space with varieties in flavor, affordability and ambiance. Dine Street Side in Telluride Along Colorado Avenue, Telluride’s main street, you can dine at sidewalk seating, just like they do on the Champs Elysées of Paris. In the heart of town, next to the historic courthouse, is the New Sheridan Chop House. A popular spot on many fronts—the bar, the parlor and the restaurant—street side is the place to dine and people watch. From Eggs Benedict and bloodies in the morning to the finest cuts of meat at night, the New Sheridan Chop House patio is an elegant and entertaining spot to celebrate any occasion. Two blocks down the street you’ll find the The Floradora Saloon. Located on the sunny side of Telluride’s main drag, the sidewalk seating is very popular in winter and summer. Serving family-friendly burgers, salads, and sandwiches as well as specialties like BBQ Duck Tacos and Red Curry Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, this longtime family-owned-and-run business embodies a Western flare with its historic facade, mirrored bar and booth tables. The Floradora is affordable and open for lunch and dinner as well as brunch on the weekend. >>

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The next block east houses the hub of Telluride’s outdoor eateries. La Cocina de Luz dishes out traditional Mexican food made from local and organic ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, patrons order inside and can settle at picnic tables on the spacious patio. The menu includes fresh-squeezed juices, tacos, tamales, burritos, tostadas and homemade ice cream. Caravan, a Middle Eastern food cart that shares patio space with La Cocina, plates up healthy and flavorful shish kebabs, spanakopita, hummus, tabouli and baba ghanoush. Next door is Honga’s Lotus Petal, a longtime local favorite for Asian-inspired dishes and sushi. The menu includes potstickers, maki rolls and curries, vegetarian and glutenfree options, and a variety of delicious mojitos best enjoyed on the sunny sidewalk. On the south side of main street, you’ll be transported from Telluride to an Italian villa at Rustico Ristorante, thanks to its stone walls and the robust aroma of savory Italian fare. The large patio, festooned with flowers, white tablecloths and umbrellas is perfect for feasting on pasta, risotto, pizza, and grilled meat and fish while enjoying a well-paired wine and mountain views. Just down the street and tucked into a quiet park, Telluride Bistro’s outdoor patio is as charming as the interior of the restaurant, making it ideal for date nights and intimate gatherings. One of Telluride’s best-kept secrets, executive chef Sergio Gonzales creates Northern Italian fare using fresh, local organic ingredients. The bistro’s wine list includes a unique and varied selection. The last al fresco eatery along Telluride’s main street is The Butcher and The Baker Cafe. With only a few outdoor tables, you’d better get there early: They open at seven in the morning and are known for their fresh pastries, breakfast sandwiches and hearty oatmeal. Lunch and take-out dinner are also served, perfect for those who want to strike out and find outdoor seating in the park or along the river. Other Telluride restaurants offer more intimate outdoor seating. The quaint Victorian that houses 221 South Oak has a delightful backyard garden that is especially nice for Sunday brunch—go for the Soft-Shell Crab Benedict! The regular menu features a variety of seafood, game and beef dishes with influences from Louisiana, France and California. La Marmotte, a French-inspired, 20-year-old restaurant, offers a prix-fixe menu as well as oysters, salads and entrees ranging from the iconic Coq au Vin to the more creative Bee Pollen-Dusted Venison Loin. The patio is comfortable and chic with couches and flowing curtains. Siam is an authentic Thai restaurant with locations in west Telluride as well as a new site in Mountain Village, Siam’s Talay Grille. Both are sure spots for a great meal on the patio, including Spicy Pad Thai and the fresh flavor of hand rolls wrapped in soy paper or lettuce. The menu is large and the drinks bountiful, so it’s easy to indulge. If it’s a burger and fries you have a hankering for, try the Cornerhouse Grille on North Fir Street or Smugglers Brewpub on South Pine. Both are perfect spots to unwind after a hike with a brew and a burger. Smugglers features an affordable, family-friendly menu with pub staples as well as specialties such as Elk Bolognese and Beer Braised Lamb Shank. With 16 drafts on tap and new seasonal brews offered throughout the year, the options at Smugglers are as endless as the mountain views. Before you jump on the gondola to head up to Mountain Village, check out Oak, the New Fat Alley, an easy place to fill up on the essentials—beer, bourbon and barbecue. The outside patio sits alongside a grassy plaza so parents can dine while their kids and dogs frolic nearby. The southern fare features salads, sandwiches, ribs and fried chicken. Or enjoy Cosmopolitan’s new sidewalk seating for their well-know nightly Happy Hour treat of Cosmopolitans, sushi, shrimp and calamari. >>

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Creative, Fresh, Regional Telluride voted “One of the Best American Cities for Foodies” Recently voted one of the “Best American Cities for Foodies” by Condé Nast readers, Telluride offers a variety of culinary delights including quick bites, take-out and gourmet dining for the discerning palate. Chefs in the area weave regional ingredients found at the Telluride Farmers’ Market or through local growers into their menus. This supply of fresh seasonal produce, eggs and organic meats makes the beginnings of creative, modern dishes as well as favorite staples such as pizza, burgers and tacos. Restaurants open their doors onto sunny patios where patrons will discover wonderful al fresco dining. Enjoy cocktails by the fire or poolside or join the monthly Art Walk and browse area galleries before sitting down for a fantastic meal. Complete the evening by playing pool or taking in some music at local venues. For a complete list of bars and restaurants, turn to pages 76-80 or check out the Taste of Telluride menu guide insert.

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Added Bites What’s New on the Restaurant Scene Telluride’s restaurant scene is expanding to include two new fun restaurants. The first, Rabbit Rabbit, a salad and soup bar operating out of Honga’s Lotus Petal (135 E. Colorado Ave.) during lunch hours, actually got its start at the Telluride Farmers’ Market last summer. Chef and founder, Lucy Perutz, grew up coming to the market with her family, who operates San Juan Alpacas. “I always dreamed about opening a food stand that highlighted vegetables at the market,” says Perutz, who went to school in Burlington, Vermont, and gained appreciation for the farmto-table movement there. “I wanted to offer dishes that featured fresh, local ingredients that were in season.” Perutz’s stand did so well that she decided to lease out Honga’s outdoor area and expand Rabbit Rabbit’s season. This past winter, she intermittently served soups and salads but plans to run a daily operation on Honga’s patio this summer. All of the ingredients come from local growers and everything is vegetarian. There are four set salad options but guests can also build their own, topping them with everything from local goat cheese to pickled beets or sweet potatoes. Rabbit Rabbit’s soups offer unique flavors such as roasted beet with hazelnut oil, split pea with asparagus and artichokes, and roasted turnip and apple soup. At the other end of main street, adjacent to Elks Park (300 W. Colorado Ave.), is the new Steamies Burger Bar. Owners James and Stanya Gorraiz were inspired to open Steamies after their experience eating steamed burgers back East. The burgers, which feature local, grass-fed beef, are steamed rather than fried or grilled. “Steaming,” Stanya Gorraiz says, “preserves the juices and the flavor while releasing the unwanted fats and oils. The result is a healthy burger that tastes delicious.” In addition to making burgers that are good for you, Steamies plans to offer them starting at $3.95, with the option of adding toppings such as bacon chips. Steamies will have a sauce bar, offering everything from an onion mayo to green chili condiments. Guests can order the classic companions to burgers such as fries, milk shakes, beer or wine, but there will also be distinctive Steamies’ options, such as frozen custard and a special margarita. There’s also a lighter alternative to their beef burgers, such as turkey and portobello mushroom, as well as a variety of salads. a — Emily Schoff­

Dine Among the Peaks in mountain Village Every restaurant in the Village has al fresco tables, which include local favorites Poachers Pub and Tracks, great spots for a brew and classic repasts in the sunshine. The Village Table, a new addition to the Conference Center Plaza, offers Mediterranean-influenced food. A handful of outdoor tables are ideal for tapas starting at 4 p.m. daily. Savory snacks such as popcorn shrimp, meatballs, Spanish cheese, olives and grilled artichoke hearts, along with entrees varying from Pan-Seared Salmon to Vegetarian or Traditional Paella, are offered. The little bar at lumière in Mountain Village also features tapas and lite bites, including sushi, fresh housemade hummus, grass-fed buffalo and Colorado lamb sliders. Relax by the pool and enjoy signature cocktails in an ultra-chic mountain setting. Hotel Madeline’s REV and SMAK Bar both throw open their doors and set up outside tables in summer. SMAK serves casual yet refined fare, including a Salmon BLT and crispy beef short rib tacos as well as a variety of burgers. REV features creative dishes such as Elk Striploin with parsnip puree and blackberry port sauce, along with their build-your-own REV Boards featuring charcuterie and cheese. Both are comfortable spots that appeal to both sophisticated singles and families. Alongside the Telluride Ski Resort sits Tomboy Tavern with a large sunny patio and great views of the mountain. Snack on some Pan Seared Edamame or Truffle Fries and sip on one of 18 craft beers while watching downhill bikers. La Piazza Del Villaggio, Rustico’s sister restaurant in Mountain Village, has an equally rustic yet elegant atmosphere with a substantial patio. Ride the gondola for Tagliolini Aragosta Fra Diavolo (homemade pasta with lobster, spicy tomatoes, white wine and olive oil). Take note: The patio is a prime spot on Wednesday evenings for the Sunset Concert Series, so stake your spot early! There’s no better place to watch the sunset from than Palmyra at the Peaks Resort & Spa. Sip a cocktail or glass of wine on the expansive deck as you enjoy the stunning mountain views dominated by 14,000-foot Wilson Peak. With an emphasis on local organic produce and regional elk, lamb and beef as well as signature soups and salads, Palmyra offers a menu worthy of capping off a perfect day in the San Juans. a For a complete list of bars and restaurants, turn to pages 76-80 or check out the Taste of Telluride menu guide insert.

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[ “bad boys on bikes” by Ingrid Lundahl ] In the late 1970s and 1980s, Telluride was still relatively unknown. Many of the folks who lived here then can barely distinguish between what really happened and what people say happened. But thanks to Ingrid Lundahl, there exists visual documentation of Telluride as it evolved from a sleepy mountain town into a world-renowned ski resort. This summer, Lundahl is releasing a comprehensive collection of photographs that span 1977 to the present in her book, Telluride: Outlaw Spirit of a Colorado Town. “Telluride will always be a haven for the young and wild,” Lundahl says. “I feel so lucky to have been young and wild when the world wasn’t so aware of our town. We got away with a lot.” Lundahl graduated from Vanderbilt in 1969 and worked as a copywriter for an advertising agency. After seven years, she was burned out and ready for something new, and it’s only appropriate that it was a photograph that brought Telluride to her attention. “It was 1977, and I saw a newspaper shot of Telluride’s main street,” Lundahl says. “I wanted to go to the place in that picture, with Victorian facades culminating in that killer mountain peak. Once inside the Sheridan Bar…I fell in love with the outlaw spirit. I moved here with no plans or money. I wasn’t even a skier.” Lundahl was already a skilled photographer. She’d had access to the dark room where she worked and learned shooting and design techniques by watching the agency create television and print ads. Once in Telluride, Lundahl printed her black-and-white photos in various darkrooms around town. While she earned a reputation for her unique ability to capture these images, she made a living primarily with color photography. She shot color slides in the early days and, later, digital images of landscapes, outdoor weddings and portraits. Lundahl brings an artistic touch and sensibility to her photography that captures the characters and natural beauty of the area. “She has a way of getting close to her subjects without them knowing it, and that’s a true art,” says local photographer Brett Schreckengost. The book release is slated for sometime late this summer and will feature close to 500 black-and-white and color photographs. Lundahl’s life work has richly contributed to the legacy of Telluride, capturing the outlaw spirit and making it look good. Telluride deserves nothing less. a — Geoffrey Hanson

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These days, yoga conferences are about as common as yoga pants: You see them everywhere you look. But when there’s a yoga festival in Telluride, it’s bound to be unique. Telluride Yoga Festival, which is in its seventh year, offers something that other conferences can’t compete with: size and intimacy. Albert Roer, one of the new owners of Telluride Yoga Festival, explains, “If you go to a Yoga Journal Conference, it’s going to be ten times the size [as it is here]. You might have 200 people meeting up in a class with all of the intimacy of a hotel lobby. In Telluride, our studio space at the Yoga Center is capped at 30.” The festival, which allows for 500 attendees, will be based in Mountain Village but held at eight locations there and throughout Telluride, including The Ridge, a jaw-dropping space at the top of the gondola. And the plan all along was that the event would coincide with Telluride’s Ride Festival on July 12 and 13. “Our hope,” says Yoga Festival Director and co-owner, Erika Henschel, “is that the festivals might work collaboratively to draw people to Telluride that weekend. Attend some yoga workshops, then go listen to some music.” Not that the Yoga Festival needs anything else to draw attendees. Under the new ownership, the festival has almost doubled its activities and presenters. There are workshops on everything from

bone and nerve strengthening to inversions and With all that’s going on at Telluride’s Yoga Festitwists. There are also morning meditation sessions, val this year, it might sound surprising that this is an live music and a slack line demonstration in Elks activity geared toward relaxation. Henschel, howPark. This year, the festival has even added an extra ever, assured me that there’s a beautiful balance to day to the program, allowing time for its guests to the days at Yoga Fest, which might start with some explore the Telluride region. Those who arrive on morning meditation followed by a class or two, then Thursday will be able to climb the Via Ferrata or ata break for lunch and some downtime. In the aftertend an all-day workshop intensive. noon, participants have the choice of another class Many of the 31 people presenting this year are or other activities, such as a hike up Bear Creek. “We world-renowned yoga teachers. Micheline Berry, want our guests to enjoy Telluride and the festival,” who’s known for her warm and empowering nadescribes Henschel. “This is an intimate yoga retreat ture, pioneered classes that merge live world music in a fantastic set of mountains. In Telluride, doing with traditional yoga practices. People who attend yoga and experiencing the mountains work in conher classes describe them as “urban ritual expericert together.” a ences that awaken your inner self.” Scott Blossom, who presented at the conference during the first year, will be back this year teaching classes on Shadow Yoga, a self-healing practice that uses spiraling, circular and linear movements in order Health and fitness are paramount to Telluriders and to integrate yoga asana, martial arts, South indoor amenities have blossomed—spas and gyms now Indian dance and Ayurvedic medicine. host yoga, Pilates, P90X, Zumba and more. For those looking And Beryl Bender Birch, who has for a way to recuperate from a hard day, spas offer massage, been paralleling classical yoga with acupressure, hydrotherapy, wraps, facials and oxygen therapy. quantum physics and the study of Many lodges have hot tubs, jetted baths and pools for a soothing consciousness since 1971, will be way to relax those mountain-weary muscles. You can bring your offering a class that fits the needs passion for wellness to the Telluride WOW (Work Out Weekend) of many who call Telluride home: Festival, a health and fitness event that takes place mid-September. yoga for athletes.

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a bride’s story

Planning the Perfect

telluride wedding By M artiniq ue Davis

With its awe-inspiring vistas, breathtaking natural beauty and small-town Western charm, Telluride paints a storybook backdrop for a dazzling mountain marriage. But bringing a fairy-tale wedding to life here in the San Juans, as shared by recent Telluride bride Jacque Eisenberg Nelson, requires some forethought, a lot of local expertise and a little luck. Jacque and Sean Nelson were married in Telluride over the 2013 Memorial Day Weekend. Taking place amid near-perfect springtime weather, the ceremony was performed at the Telluride Ski Resort’s outdoor-mountaintop St. Sophia wedding site, near the top of the gondola. Sean and Jacque exchanged vows surrounded by 170 of their nearest and dearest, who all traveled from far and wide to share in the couple’s fourday-long wedding extravaganza. “Our vision was to create a real community feel…,” Jacque says of planning her wedding here, giving both sides of their families—most of whom were meeting for the first time—a chance to gather and spend quality time together. Jacque and Sean were living in Denver at the time, but work obligations took them overseas shortly after they announced their engagement. So the couple were put in the position of having to plan their destination wedding in just one month, after which both would be living in foreign locales, virtually incommunicado until just weeks before their May 26 wedding date. Planning a ceremony with such a short deadline could have been stressful to a less unflappable couple. Jacque and Sean enlisted the help of local wedding planner, Wendy Jacobs Hampton (Soiree Telluride), and Jacque’s mother, Pam. “I had a good idea of what we wanted, so after one trip to get the ball rolling, I left the rest to Wendy and my mom to pull off,” Jacque says.

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Luckily, Jacque and her family had already spent a lot of time in Telluride—her parents have owned a timeshare here for decades—and, during her youth, Jacque traveled here to ski in winter and hike and enjoy festivals in summer. It helped that she and Sean visited Telluride together during their early relationship, when Jacque was able to share her love of this valley with her beau. Although they felt like they had an intimate knowledge of Telluride, Jacque admits that planning a wedding “…gave new meaning to places I’ve seen and visited for years.” Between casual get-togethers at such quintessential Telluride haunts as the New Sheridan Bar and Smugglers Brewpub along with organized group events— the bridal luncheon at Allred’s and the cowboythemed “hootenanny” welcome dinner hosted at the Mountain Lodge—guests and family members had many opportunities to connect and socialize before the big event. Sunday’s wedding day dawned bright and sunny, which Jacque admits was the lucky part of the whole experience, since it had been blizzarding atop the mountain the weekend before! After taking the short ride up the gondola, guests gathered on the Telluride Ski Area to enjoy a personalized marriage created by Wellspring Ceremonies, a local company. Following this, the party headed back down to the Peaks Resort & Spa, where local guitarist Mike Pale serenaded guests on the deck before everyone headed to Palmyra restaurant for dinner. A year later, Jacque says she and Sean couldn’t have been happier with all the ways in which the weekend created their perfect storybook wedding. “Such a big part of it was being surrounded by all of the people that we love and care about, and having those people be able to meet and get to know each other over the course of those four days,” Jacque says. “All of the personal details that were put into it made it feel very inclusive, which was everything we were looking for. The fact was that we were able to relax, really be present, and have everyone together to celebrate with us— that was truly priceless.” a

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match your taste to the place

Wedding Locales

Make it your own

craft a one-of-a-kind event from a blank slate Telluride has been touted as one of the most scenic mountain resorts in the country, providing a wide array of stunning backdrops. Event planner Wendy Jacobs Hampton of Soiree Telluride fancies off-thebeaten-path outdoor sites for large weddings and gatherings that provide clean canvases upon which couples can paint their perfect wedding day picture. Quite the opposite of a traditional wedding venue, these outdoor sites require everything to be built from the ground up—from the wedding site to the reception hall—bringing in everything from the tent and dance floor to sound systems, lights and power generators. While it’s labor and time intensive, this style of wedding offers the utmost in personalization. Hampton describes it this way: “When you’re working within a traditional wedding venue, you have to fit your vision into what those venues have already created. But when you are working with the blank slate of a private parcel of land, you really can create anything.” Keep it intimate

small gatherings can be big on wow factor On the other end of the spectrum is the small venue, which offers the opportunity for intimacy and a chance to invite guests into a one-ofa-kind experience. New Leaf Designs owner and lead designer, Frannie Major Aura, has transformed small spaces into dazzling venues for intimate gatherings and notes that, with a small guest list, event hosts can really go big with the details. “You have the chance to create a really unique experience by going with a smaller wedding or event. With a small venue, you can maximize your décor budget to create a truly amazing space.” Be daring

take advantage of the region’s adventurous side Randy Barnes/Alpine Wedding Photography ©


By M artiniq ue Davis

elluride has long offered a haven for the like-minded to gather and connect, from the Ute Indian tribes that summered along the banks of the San Miguel River to entrepreneur L.L. Nunn and his think tank of inventors who brought the world’s first alternating current electric power to the mountains. Today, Telluride offers an array of distinguished locations for inspired gatherings, whether a wedding, conference, family reunion or another important event in your life. No matter what the reason is for the celebration, the location should be distinctive, a place where you and your loved ones can create memories that will last a lifetime. Here, a smattering of the community’s professionals offer their take on how to make the most out of Telluride’s exceptional wedding and event venues.

Telluride is a world-class destination for skiers and adventure seekers, so why not make the most of the mountains with an event that capitalizes on the region’s stunning terrain? Holli Owen, Special Events Coordinator for the Telluride Ski and Golf Resort, says that there are a number of exciting venues on the mountain that make spectacular settings for the right kind of gathering. Among them is Alpino Vino, a Northern Italian-themed restaurant and wine bar perched at nearly 12,000 feet on the flanks of Telluride Ski Area’s Gold Hill. Guests (up to 30) arrive by 4-wheel drive and are welcomed by a roaring fire and five-course meal with wine pairings. Just-married couples may opt to extend their high-altitude stay by booking a night at the skiarea-owned Tempter House, located just across the See Forever ski trail. This luxurious five-level home showcases awe-inspiring views of Temptation Chute and the San Juan Mountains as well as the ultimate in seclusion and exclusivity. a For a complete list and details about local venues, please see page 75.

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Side Street Shopping

extraordinary treasures

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By Cindy Fusting

Telluride is not a cookie-cutter town. You won’t find a Prada, Williams-Sonoma or even a Gap store for hundreds of miles. What you will find is a collection of boutiques and galleries showcasing some of the best designs, art and clothing in the world. Telluride is rightly known as a bastion for individualism. Inspired by the incredible natural landscape, creativity is rampant in the valley, as is a true respect for beauty, functionality and craftsmanship. Local shop owners take pride in offering their clients something different, be it a garment, pillow or flower. Telluride’s main street is lined with a great variety of locally owned retail establishments, but to find some of the most extraordinary treasures, be sure to stroll the side streets.


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236 West Colorado Avenue #1

One step into Gardenstore immediately transports visitors to a sanctuary of modern cool. Greeted by the smell of fresh-cut flowers, senses are heightened and attuned to the refined mix of colors and textures throughout the shop. Gardenstore’s founder and owner, Kristen Undhjem, was trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and holds a master’s in Landscape Architecture. The results of her extensive training and extraordinary style are as evident in her curated offerings for the home as they are in her jewelry choices and selection of inspiring and unusual flowers and plants. While maintaining a feel that is clean and minimal, Gardenstore actually manages to house a myriad of curiosities. Delicate handcrafted mobiles, biodegradable bamboo straws, and floor mats made from recycled flip-flops can be found alongside chic home decor and indoor and outdoor furniture, as well as candles in every size, shape and fragrance.


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Locally notorious as being a dangerous stop on the way to the post office, Scarpe is the place where you’ll find that something that you had no idea you needed. Along with some seriously sublime shoes, Scarpe entices shoppers with exceptional European designs as well as select pieces from well-known designers that can’t be found anywhere else. Since 1995, Scarpe has been bringing wearable fashion to the streets of Telluride. Owner Jenny Brand Difiore knows every piece in her store and is a world-class personal shopper. “What people love about the store is the personal service,” notes Difiore. “Clients come in and we bring them pieces they might not have tried on their own. Once they try them on, they love them.” Difiore expanded her store in 2011 to include a superbly edited menswear collection as well as a fantastic children’s section, where you can find adorable clothes as well as unique toys and gifts for newborns through age ten.

Big glass windows offer passersby a glimpse into the definitively sophisticated yet decidedly fun world of Tweed Interiors, a collaboration of its founder, Victoria Crawford, and her partner, Robyn Shaw. Following years of success as a design team, the pair opened the Tweed Boutique in 2012. Both women inhabit refined personal styles matched by bright and sunny demeanors, qualities easily recognizable at their boutique and in their design spaces. While doubling as the company’s interior design workspace, the Tweed boutique showcases Crawford and Shaw’s signature way of integrating disparate styles, colors and textures. Local art is expertly displayed right alongside a chic collection of bedding, lighting and accessories by up-and-coming designers from around the world and select, unexpected pieces from several highly acclaimed designers. “We definitely like to mix styles,” notes Shaw. Tweed-designed interiors are both current and timeless. “I think our style is a bit surprising to find in Telluride,” adds Crawford. “There’s no one quite like us.” >>

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171 South Pine Street

Just past Tweed, Lustre Gallery beckons a visit to enjoy its tasteful collections of art for the home and self. “Our visitors always respond first to the colors in the gallery,” says owner Christine Reich. “They usually walk through a few times to take it all in.” Ulla Darni’s elaborate reverse-painted glass chandeliers inform the palette of the gallery, as do the large-scale paintings by Marshall Noice. “His landscapes offer a very interesting play on light and color,” says Reich. “I find his work to be joyful and soothing.” For wearable art, Lustre’s collection of fine jewelry features Gurhan, Louis Masriera and Todd Reed, the highly acclaimed Colorado artist well known for using reclaimed materials in masterful combination with colored diamonds. You may find Reed’s delicate palladium earrings with exquisite cut diamonds of varying shades or a striking oxidized sterling-silver cuff adorned with orange, red and grey diamonds set in 18-carat gold on display at Lustre.


110 South Pine Street

Kellie Pattalochi has an obvious knack for knowing what her customers need and want. Her namesake store features an eclectic collection of trendy clothing, accessories, home goods and gifts. Solving problems for many a traveler, Kellie’s always stocks the essentials: pantyhose, bras and even swimsuits all year long. Pattalochi handpicks each retail item and is masterful in mixing brands, combining pieces from multiple designers into one cohesive look. The store’s youthful and appealing selections come with an attractive price point that allows for a little indulgence. “People find that Kellie’s is a great place to replace that thing they left behind, and they usually leave with a few fun finds as well,” says Pattalochi. From handmade aprons and napkins to sparkly statement jewelry, there is plenty to choose from at Kellie’s. a


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Eclectic, edgy, artsy, upscale & unique From the trendy apparel and accessories of boutiques to handmade relics, the pickings these days in Telluride are hardly slim. Three of the newest shops on the block are Sublime, Mélange and T.Karn Imports. Each is diverse in its inventory, and all are located in the heart of downtown Telluride.

Melange Friends Meghann McCormick and Melissa Harris launched Mélange in May 2013. “We

opened it with the idea of it being an artist co-op—a place for local and regional artists to sell their goods,” McCormick says. “It’s sort of changed over time, because we jumped into it headfirst. Now we’re not strictly local, we’re not strictly regional—we just want to carry the best creations out there.” The two 30-somethings have a tagline that covers all the bases: A subterrestrial treasury of heart-made art, curiosities and relics. This translates to vintage Western-inspired nightlights, vintage Czech jewelry, antiques and a slate of original, handmade offerings. Melange is located at 109 West Colorado Avenue.

Sublime Just across the street from Mélange but on the other end of the spectrum is Telluride’s newest boutique, Sublime. Owned by Terryl Dahl and Lynn Jansen, the shop caters to ladies of all ages. Sublime is defined as “of such excellence or beauty as to inspire admiration and awe.” “The name of the boutique describes both Telluride and what we’re trying to do with the store: something amazing and fun,” Jansen says. Popular items include Fiorentini & Baker boots, Chan Luu jewelry and Rails plaid shirts. Dahl and Jansen laugh when they describe their tastes. “We know what we like, and we wanted to bring fresh trends to Telluride,” Dahl says. Sublime is located at 126 West Colorado Avenue. T.Karn Imports T.Karn Imports was born in New York City in the fall of 2007, but the company has recently embarked on a new adventure in Telluride with its retail store. In describing the store, owner Tesha Karn says the company is fit to accommodate all unique, global and artisanal needs for the home and body—apparel, accessories, health products, textiles and décor. Karn hand-selects the items in her inventory, and some of the more interesting pieces include a Turkish dowry trunk and a turquoise Tibetan headpiece. “After bouts abroad in search of cultures to explore, people to meet, and mountains to climb, I eventually created T.Karn Imports to help the talented artisans I meet make a living doing what they love,” Karn says, “while bringing or simply just keeping the rare and unique in Telluride.” T.Karn Imports is located at 394 West Colorado Avenue. a — Cara Pallone For a complete list and details about local shopping, please see pages 83-87.

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Outside the Box Canyon By Jesse James McTigue

The majority of people who come to Telluride do so to escape the stress of the city, the traffic and the crowds. But sooner or later, they realize that it’s not just Telluride, but the entire region that offers tranquility and beauty. When the spontaneous spirit of summer calls here, it’s hard to resist jumping into a 4-wheeldrive vehicle, putting the top down and following the mountain roads wherever they may lead. From Telluride, an impulsive road trip for the uninitiated couldn’t be simpler, especially if you head down valley. You won’t have to make a decision for 16 miles, until you get to Placerville. And then it’s simple: left or right?



Go right. The road twists and turns, ascending 12 miles to the top of Dallas Divide. Ralph Lauren’s 17,000-acre Double RL Ranch sprawls in the valley below, flanked by the majestic Sneffels Range to the south and the rocky Cimarron Ridge to the east. The highway crosses a high mesa before dropping into the small town of Ridgway. If this locale reminds you of the set of the 1969 rendition of the movie, True Grit, it’s because it was. It’s a sleepy little place that prides itself on being that way. Located between Montrose, Ouray and Telluride, it’s the perfect outpost for jeeping, mountain and road biking, climbing, hiking and peak bagging. The Uncompahgre River runs through town and has a small water park for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Just a few miles north is Ridgway State Park and Reservoir, a popular body of water for fishing and water sports. Ridgway hosts an improbable number of quaint restaurants and cafes offering quality food and reasonable prices. Kate’s Place is a breakfast recommendation; lunch, the True Grit Café; and for dinner, the Adobe Inn & Cantina, Thai Paradise or Colorado Boy Pub and Brewery.

Go left and follow the San Miguel River about 12 miles through its red-rock canyon before climbing Norwood Hill and topping out onto Wright’s Mesa, site of the historic ranching community of Norwood. Lone Cone Peak anchors the mesa to the south and the La Sal Mountains are visible to the northwest. Cattle, deer, horses and sheep fill the space in between. Norwood is quintessential small-town Colorado, a hamlet that loves football, hunting and rodeo. It hosts the San Miguel Basin Fair and Rodeo (SMBR) every summer, which includes open-entry events such as a greased-pig chase, livestock shows and a competitive dessert-making contest with a coveted title. Junior rodeo events include barrel racing and mutton busting, the latter a fan favorite that has five and six year olds competing in sheep riding, a sport akin to bull riding but safer, softer and cuter. In addition to being a community event, SMBR is part of the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association circuit, and the highlight every year is watching the professional rodeo athletes compete in barrel racing, roping, and bronco and bull riding—clowns included. No county fair would be complete without a speedway full of carnival games and rides, the kind that make kids scream and parents puke by going round and round. Add some barbeque, cotton candy and sno-cones, and you’ve got yourself an annual must-do summer day trip for the whole family. Just don’t forget your cowboy hat; you don’t want to look like a tourist!

Ouray Turn south when you leave Ridgway to follow Highway 550 as it snakes 10 miles uphill to the box canyon of Ouray. At the town’s entrance, you’ll see steam rising from the hot springs pool that is open to the public year-round. The off-camber highway traverses the historic mining town for about a mile before it dramatically climbs up toward Red Mountain Pass, winding its way along the Million Dollar Highway to Silverton 30 miles away. Each summer, in early August, Ouray hosts the Mt. Sneffels half- and full-marathon, a perfect training run for the Imogene Pass Run that takes place in early September. Imogene is a 17-mile mountain run that takes participants from downtown Ouray 10 miles up and over Imogene Pass (13,114 feet) then seven miles down the other side to the finish line in Telluride. If you’re staying in Ouray, be sure to visit the historic Beaumont Hotel, selected #1 Hotel in the West in Condé Naste Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as the quaint and rustic Wiesbaden Hot Springs and Lodge, located on the town’s east side. The Wiesbaden offers guests access to an underground vapor cave and private soaking tubs. For dinner, try the Bon Ton or the Beaumont Grill.

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Adventure Within Reach. Make the Telluride Adventure Center your first stop when planning your next outdoor adventure. From high-adrenaline activities to moderate outings, our experts can recommend the best adventure to suit your needs.


call to RESERVE YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE! Trapeze & Ropes Course >> Kids’ Activities >> Mountain Bike Rentals & Tours Rock Climbing >> 4x4 & ATV Tours >> Guided Hikes & Mountaineering >> Rafting Fly Fishing >> Paragliding >> Photography Tours

WINTER AT ITS PUREST Rated #1 Ski Resort in North America by Condé Nast readers, Telluride is a winter lover’s paradise. Now, getting here is easier than ever with daily non-stop and connecting flights into Telluride and Montrose Regional Airports. Contact Central Reservations to start planning your winter getaway.


When the Snow Flies Magnicifent Peaks, Brilliant Blue Skies

Gus Kenworthy It was a boon for Telluride when one of its own earned a spot on the US winter Olympic team, but when Gus Kenworthy landed a silver medal in the inaugural Olympic slopestyle skiing event, the hometown fans went wild. Gus cut his teeth skiing in Telluride, his family having moved to the area in the early ’90s when he was just a toddler. Gus’s parents had him out on the slopes shortly thereafter, and he’s never looked back. Peter Kenworthy, Executive Director of Mountainfilm, and Pip, owner of the vintage clothing store, Pip’s Fine and Funky Consignments, are community mainstays. Gus spent much of his youth in the ski resort’s terrain park, hitting jumps and rails with friends until the lifts closed. During off-season, he was skateboarding, building jumps or practicing tricks on the trampoline. Competing with the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club at an early age, he went pro at 16 and soon became a master of freeskiing in both slopestyle and half-pipe disciplines. Gus gained plenty of attention with his Olympic victory, but the media, and especially social media, was just as taken by his efforts to adopt three stray Sochi puppies

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and their mom, raising awareness about the plight of the hundreds of homeless dogs in the city. The whole community is “Telluride Proud” and hopes to rally behind their homegrown champion when Gus Kenworthy competes again in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. a — Mary Duffy summer | fall 2014

Yes, winter in Telluride is something to look forward to. This is not a place frequented by arctic cold fronts, ice storms and day after day of gray. This is the land of magnificent peaks, brilliant blue skies and blankets of stunning white snow. The views alone can sate the senses, so it’s no wonder Telluride was voted the #1 ski resort in North America by readers of Condé Nast Traveler for the second year in a row. Reader comments proclaim Telluride “…absolutely the world’s greatest ski area when it comes to variety of difficulty.” Telluride Ski Resort offers terrain for all levels and abilities, including incredible hike-to chutes, challenging moguls, above-treeline bowls and loads of long, rolling groomers. The recent addition of on-mountain gourmet restaurants gives guests an added incentive to spend an entire day on the mountain. Off the slopes, Telluride is a wonderland for outdoor activities with Nordic and skate skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling and fat-tire snow biking. And with countless opportunities for the creative spirit, winter adventures in Telluride aren’t all about brawn and prowess. You can gallery hop, leisurely shop or catch a performance by the Telluride Theatre or the Choral Society. If you want to express your creative side, take a class at the Ah Haa School for the Arts or tackle a snow sculpture: There’s more than one way to cast a snowman! To have the Telluride Central Reservations team tailor a winter vacation package to your needs, call 800-5253455 or go to a

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Historic Walking Tour The Telluride area boasts a rich history and one of the West’s most iconic Victorian area mining towns. In the 1700s, the Ute Indians used the San Juan Mountains and the San Miguel River banks as summer camps. Explorers passed through the area in the 1700s and 1800s, but it was the mining industry that brought the first European settlers in 1876 when the Sheridan Mine registered its operation in the Marshall Basin above Telluride. The mountains turned out to be loaded with zinc, lead, copper, iron and silver, but once gold was discovered, the boom was on. In a short, 20-year span, the town grew from a hodgepodge of cabins and shacks to rows of elegant Victorians and stately brick buildings. Today, many of the structures still exist, illustrating the rich history of the town while housing modern boutiques and restaurants. Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964, the highest level of historic status given by the US Secretary of the Interior. In an effort to protect the character and authenticity of the area, Telluride established the Historic and Architectural Review Commission (HARC), which reviews new building or remodeling plans before construction begins. The Historic Walking Tour is a selfguided walk through the area’s storied past. 1. San Miguel County Courthouse 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. 2. New Sheridan Hotel & Opera House 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 accepted 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. 3. The Pekkarine 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 turn-of-the-century artifacts were donated to the Telluride Historical Museum. 4. Roma Bar Building The Roma Building was home to one of the town’s oldest and most raucous bars. Now Honga’s Lotus Petal, the downstairs still contains the original 1860 Brunswich-Balke-Collender Company bar, which is carved from walnut with 12-foot French mirrors. The building was renovated in 1983 and again in 2006.


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5. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 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 slippery 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 parishoners. The wooden figures of the Stations of the Cross were carved in the Tyrol area of Austria. In 2005, the interior of St. Patrick’s was remodeled. 6. Old Waggoner House Charles Delos Waggoner, president of the Bank of Telluride (yellow brick building with pillars on main street), contrived a scheme purportedly to save his bank in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Waggoner, aka “Buck,” siphoned money from New York banks to keep his clients from losing their life savings once the Bank of Telluride could no longer pay its creditors. Waggoner 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.” Although rumored to be in Mexico or Canada, he was found in New Castle, Wyoming and had only $400 when he was arrested. Waggoner was sentenced to 15 years in prison but was paroled after six years. 7. Town Hall The building was constructed on Fir Street and Columbia Avenue in 1883 as Telluride’s first schoolhouse. 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 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 the diminishing population. It reopened in 1966 as the Telluride Historical Museum and was renovated in 2002. Ten rooms, each with their own theme, showcase different aspects of Telluride’s mining era and early days of skiing with a vast collection of photographs and artifacts. 9. North Oak House 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. 10. Davis House E.L. Davis who built this stately brick house in 1894, was a mining and real estate entrepreneur. He held numerous mining claims in the Ingram-Bridal Veil Basin and Bear Creek 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. Davis sought to bring business to the town as vice-president of the Telluride Board of Trade. After Davis’s death, the house was sold to Dr. Oshner, who used it as a hospital, particularly during the 1918 flu epidemic. The house was renovated in 1983.



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Camel’s Garden is Telluride’s finest full-service resort property. Located along the river just 15 feet from the Gondola and two blocks from Main Street, Camel’s Garden is in an ideal ski-in/ski-out location. The luxurious rooms, suites and condominiums with balconies, fireplaces, customcrafted furniture, Italian marble bathrooms and oversized tubs give a feeling of ultimate indulgence and well-being. An extraordinary 25-foot hot tub offers spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains. The Camel’s Garden is also home to Atmosphere Day Spa, Oak restaurant, Telluride Sports, and a Telluride Ski Resort ticket office.

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Explore Your Passion Whether it’s an adventure in the mountains, a weekend of music or a day at the spa, discover a booking package that is tailored to you. Ideally located in the heart of Mountain Village, the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge offers luxury two and three bedroom residences. Complimentary amenities include transportation from Montrose and Telluride airports, valet parking, golf valet, 24-hour fitness center, indoor/outdoor pool, game room and our private Himmel Spa. For reservations please call 888.728.3318 or visit


WHERE THE VILLAGE HAPPENS The splendor and authenticity of Telluride is captivating. When paired with a world-class hotel experience, it takes the shape of a home away from home. Experience warm hospitality and 4 Diamond sophistication at the Hotel Madeline.


568 Mountain Village Blvd. Telluride, CO 81435 970.369.0880 |

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Condé Nast 2013 Gold List of the world’s best hotels— 97.2 rating for service & location.

ICE HOUSE LODGE & CONDOMINIUMS 310 South Fir Street, Telluride 800.544.3436 or 970.728.6300

Intimate—Warm—Special 32 Unique Suites • Siam’s Talay Grille

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Highly Personalized & Quality Service

Our commitment to old-world comfort and service continues to be our focus as a celebrated Telluride tradition since 1990. Newly renovated, the Ice House displays contemporary elegance, and offers a swimming pool, large hot tub, eucalyptus steam room, Rico’s Bar in the afternoon and a complimentary continental breakfast. Located on the river, the Ice House is just a half block from the Gondola, which provides access to the Telluride Ski Resort and Mountain Village, and two blocks from main street. It is the closest hotel to Telluride Town Park which offers ice skating, sledding and nordic skiing in winter and is home to the festival stage in the summer. The Ice House has 16 one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums up to 2,000 square feet in size. Condo amenities include full kitchens, washer and dryer, large living and dining areas, walk-in master closet and oversized master bath with jetted tub. Hotel accommodations include suites or standard rooms. Our 10 spacious, luxurious suites have a living room with privacy door, wet bar, queen sofa bed, a full bath in the master bedroom and a half bath in the living room. All rooms have HD flat panel TVs, DVD player, CD player and wireless high-speed internet.


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A blend of rustic elegance and Western charm, Mountain Lodge Telluride is your window to the splendor of the San Juan Mountains. LUMIÈRE HOTEL & THE LITTLE BAR 118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village 970.369.0400 “Telluride’s hidden hotel gem: lumière.” – Larry Olmsted, Forbes Lumière is Telluride’s most intimate and luxurious boutique hotel with convenient ski-in, ski-out access. Beyond the magnificent stone facade, you’ll find just 11 hotel rooms and 18 one-to-five bedroom residences. All units are consistently designer decorated to the highest standards with hardwood hickory floors, hand-blown glass fixtures, and original artwork. All one-bedroom and larger residences and penthouses feature a gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer, living area with gas fireplace, dining area, balconies, surround sound, flat panel televisions, and oversized luxury baths with separate steam shower and deep soaking tub. Each guest room offers a large, luxury bathroom, flat panel television, mini Subzero refrigerator, microwave and sink. Complimentary daily European breakfast, valet service, concierge and wireless internet are a few of the signature services offered by lumière. Poolside or fireside, the little bar at lumière offers the perfect place to unwind and reminisce over the days adventures with freshly prepared sushi, raclette and signature cocktails. Soaking pools and hot tub line the patio of the little bar, perfect for star gazing and taking in the alpenglow.

Perched at 9,500 feet, this ski-in/ski-out resort offers private luxury cabins, deluxe condominiums and lodge rooms that provide a comfortable retreat from the ordinary. Room amenities include gourmet kitchens, jetted tubs, fireplaces, and private balconies. Our outdoor heated pool and hot tubs offer spectacular views while relaxing after an invigorating day of alpine adventure. The View Restaurant and Bar features a vaulted lobby with a 50-foot high timbered ceiling and massive stone fireplace. Food service features traditional tavern cuisine with an upscale flare. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees, The View affords an intimate atmosphere for private parties, large catered affairs, family dinners or romantic evenings in a spectacular setting. Complete catering services are provided for large and small groups.


457 Mountain Village Boulevard, Mountain Village Please call our Reservations department at 866-368-6867 to inquire about our current specials or go to our website: and click on SPECIAL OFFERS.

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231 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride 800.200.1891 or 970.728.4351 The New Sheridan Hotel has served as Telluride’s social center since 1895. Located just two blocks from the Gondola, the hotel’s location in the heart of downtown Telluride provides an ideal base for visitors. During an expansive renovation completed in late 2008, 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 Parlor, and the historic New Sheridan Bar, which was ranked among the world’s top 10 après ski bars by Forbes Traveler. 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 “2013 AAA Four Diamond Hotel” rating. The New Sheridan is proud to be on the Register of National Historic Places.


TELLURIDE ALPINE LODGING 324 W Colorado Avenue, Telluride 877.376.9769

Serving Telluride for more than 20 years, Telluride Alpine Lodging offers the largest selection of affordable, moderate and luxury vacation rentals ranging from hotel rooms to private homes. • C ondos and private homes located throughout the Town of Telluride and Mountain Village — with easy access to outdoor activities, shopping, dining, summer festivals and the complimentary Gondola. Close to skiing during the winter. • Local reservation specialists to help find your vacation lodging • Affordable hotel rooms and cozy lodge accommodations • Offering condominiums and houses with up to 9 bedrooms for all sizes of families and groups • Pet-friendly accommodations • Luxury rentals with full concierge services • Walk-in rates available


he Victorian Inn has been serving guests for over 38 years and has earned a reputation for clean, comfortable, affordable accommodations in one of the best locations in town. Located just steps from main street shops, restaurants and the gondola, you’ll experience the service, amenities and value you deserve. • FREE high-speed Internet • Cable TV with HBO

• Kids 12 and under stay FREE • Mini-fridge in every room

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An elegant Seafood Grille specializing in fresh seasonal fish with contemporary Asian Sauces and Sides



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Small Boutique-Style Hotel with Renovated Rooms New American-Style Restaurant Focused on Seasonal & Organic Ingredients • Outdoor Patio & Garden with Fire Pit & Lawn Games • Lunch + Dinner • Weekend Brunch • Weekday Continental Breakfast + Coffee 970-728-5580 22332 Hwy 145, Placerville, CO 81430

“no other telluride restaurant comes close“ –Snow Magazine

Perched at the top of the gondola, experience Allred’s breathtaking views, an eclectic menu and signature cocktails. Bar opens at 5pm and dinner at 5:30pm.

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

Legends Breakfast Buffet Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800

Over the Moon Gourmet Cheese & Wine 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2079

Rustico Ristorante Traditional Italian 114 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4046

Honga’s Lotus Petal Asian Fusion, Sushi 135 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5134

Maggie’s Bakery & Cafe Bakery, Casual American Cafe 300 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3334

Shanghai Palace Chinese 126 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0882

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

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

Palmyra Locally Sourced Colorado Cuisine Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800

SMAK Bar Rocky Mountain Gastro Pub Hotel Madeline, Mountain Village 970.369.8949

La Marmotte Contemporary French 150 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.6232 La Piazza del Villaggio Authentic Italian Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.8283

Featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients and unmatched views of the surrounding San Juan Peaks. Drink specials, sunsets and sumptuous cuisine for every palate await at this longtime local favorite.

La Pizzeria Casual Italian, Wood-Fired Pizza Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.0737

Feast on creations from classically trained chef Erich Owen. Our menu offers an array of dishes based on new American cuisine with international flavors. Tailored wine list, from delicate whites to robust reds.

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

La Tortilla Ria Tortillas, Breakfast Burritos 300 South Mahoney, Telluride 970.728.8678

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

Poachers Pub American Pub Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.9647

Last Dollar Saloon Cocktails 100 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4800

New Sheridan Parlor Café, Wine Bar 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100

Rabbit Rabbit Lunch Salads 135 East Colorado, Telluride 847.507.9019

little bar at Lumière Hotel

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

REV Colorado Farm-to-Table Cuisine Hotel Madeline, Mountain Village 970.369.8989

Sushi, Tapas, Signature Cocktails 118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village 970.369.0400

The little bar at lumière in Mountain Village Telluride features tapas, light bites and signature cocktails in an ultra chic, contemporary and hip mountain setting with outdoor seating. Open 3-8 pm daily.

Home-cooked food, BBQ, bourbon and beer. Ribs, pulled pork, po’ boy, gumbo, chicken, veggie dishes and much more. Take-out, catering, kids’ menu, outdoor patio, bar and dining room seating. O’Bannon’s Irish Pub Cocktails 121 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.6139

REV Restaurant is Telluride’s 4-Diamond dining experience serving farm-to-table cuisine with a focus on fresh, local products. A world-class wine list compliments every savory flavor. Serving breakfast and dinner. Reservations:

SMAK Bar is a full-service bar and lounge. Warm and inviting, it offers lunch and dinner daily with a full bar and indoor/outdoor table seating. The seasonal menu features fresh regional ingredients; gluten-free and vegan options are available. Siam’s Talay Grille Contemporary Asian Tapas and Seafood Sunset Plaza, Inn at Lost Creek 970.728.6293

Siam Telluride comes to Mountain Village with Siam’s Talay Grille. Service, authentic seasonings and fresh ingredients coalesce, creating an Asian seafood and tapas experience with all the elements that have made the original Siam one of Telluride’s favorite restaurants. Siam Thai, Thai Fusion 200 South Davis, Telluride 970.728.6886 Smugglers Casual American, Brewpub 225 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5620 >>

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dining & spirits Starbucks Coffe, Tea, Pastries, Paninis Hotel Madeline, Mountain Village 970.369.8993

Steaming Bean at the Peaks Coffee, Smoothies, Pastries, Sandwiches Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800

The Alpinist & the Goat Fondues, Desserts, Cocktails 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5524

The Village Table Global Soul Food, Tapas, Catering Centrum Building, Mountain Village 970.728.1117; fax 970.728.6666

Telluride Bistro Mediterranean, Italian Bistro 138 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5239 Telluride Brewing Company Locally Brewed Beer 156 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.5094 Genuine service, an inviting atmosphere and a superb cup of expertly roasted and richly brewed coffee every time. Premium Tazo® teas, fine pastries, breakfast and lunch paninis, and other delectable treats. Open daily 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Steamies Burger Bar A Modern Burger Joint 300 West Colorado, Telluride

Steamies Burger Bar serves up an American classic with a contemporary twist. Brand new, casual & family friendly. Burgers, hot dogs, fries, salads, ice cream, beer, wine. Veggie and gluten-free options. Dine in/ carry out. Come see what the buzz is about! Across from the Courthouse; 11am-10 pm. Steaming Bean Coffee, Breakfast, Snacks, Cocktails 221 West Colorado, Telluride 970.369.5575

Cocktail Recipe From Allred’s

Flatliner Martini 1.5 oz. vanilla vodka 1.5 oz. Kahlua 1.5 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream 1.5 oz. chilled or cooled espresso

Telluride Coffee Company Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Pastries, Snacks Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.4400

telluride outfitters / Steaming Bean Coffee, Espresso, Smoothies Town Hall Plaza, Mountain Village 970.708.4557 Text this number to order drinks!

We provide a full coffee lover’s menu with specialty drinks & smoothies. Open 7 days a week, 7am to 7pm. Text 970.708.4557 to order. Located in Town Hall Plaza, next to the Intercept Gondola in Mountain Village.

Telluride Truffle Artisan Chocolate Chocolate, Ice Cream, Pastries 110 North Fir, Telluride Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 104 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.9565 Tequila’s Casual Mexican 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8399 The Butcher and The Baker Café Fresh Gourmet Deli, Bakery, Take-Out 217 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2899

Shake and serve in a martini glass.


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A simple menu of perfectly prepared plates in a casual, alpine setting. Featured items include assorted fondues and hand made desserts. Complete wine list and the Alpinists’ cocktails. Reservations highly recommended. The Great Room American Bistro, Cocktails Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village 970.728.6800 The Grille at the Rico Hotel Locally Inspired Food 124 South Glasgow Ave., Rico, Colorado 24 miles south of Telluride on Hwy. 145 970.967.3000

Enjoy highly-acclaimed dining at the region’s favorite restaurant, where renowned Chef Eamonn O’Hara creates fascinating flavors using organic, regionally cultivated ingredients. Full bar, kids & vegetarian options, large parties & catering available. The Nook Casual American, Cocktails 199 North Cornet, Telluride 970.369.1188 There... Signature Cocktails, Appetizers 627 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.1213 Tracks Café & Bar Casual American, Cocktails Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.0677

Homemade soups, salads & sandwiches for lunch; traditional & speciality tapas for happy hour. Mediterranean and Spanish influenced dinner with fresh pastas, paellas, organic & local ingredients. Gluten-free & veggie options. Catering & take out. Tomboy Tavern Colorado Comfort Food Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7467

Featuring 18 craft beers on tap, a wraparound bar, patio seating, big screen televisions and a Colorado comfort food menu, Tomboy Tavern is Telluride’s favorite gathering place for lunch or dinner.

Zest Creative Food, Catering 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8874 or 970.708.3663

Cocktail Recipe From New Sheridan Chop House

Pear Martini 3 oz. of Grey Goose Pear 1 oz. St. Germaine Liquor 1 oz. Pear Nectar Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled honey-webbed martini glass.


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MARKET: OPEN 7am - 9pm • SPIRITS: OPEN 11am - 9pm ALSO IN RIDGWAY • 490 SHERMAN STREET • 970-626-5811

shopping Art Galleries Arroyo 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.239.2006 Elinoff & Co. Gallerists & Jewelers 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566

Telluride’s one-of-a-kind specialty store featuring Hermes time pieces; jewelry by local & internationally recognized designers, art from the Modern period, international artists & nationally recognized landscape artists Wayne McKenzie, Kathy Hirsch & Mark Pettit. Gallery 81435 230 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.3930 Gold Mountain Gallery   135 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3460 Kamruz Gallery 333 West Colorado, Telluride 303.442.7790 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355

Expressions of beauty in glass, wood, precious metals and jewels, fiber and canvas. Hand crafted jewelry for your home and art for yourself. Located one block south of Colorado Ave. Melange   109 West Colorado, Telluride 315.559.4890 Naturescapes Gallery   100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6359

Art Galleries Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery 333 West Colorado, Telluride 970-728-6868 Schilling Studio Gallery    Open by appointment 970.728.1174 Stronghouse Studios 283 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.3930 Telluride Gallery of Fine Art      130 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3300 Beauty Alpenglow Beauty  Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7337 AromaSpa, Salon & Boutique   307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9515 Atmosphere Spa  250 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.0630 Breathe Skin & Body  221 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9772 Bliss Day Spa & Salon 329 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1020 Healthy Glow Face & Body 222 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.7424 Himmel Pool and Spa Boutique Fairmont Franz Klmr., Mountain Village 970.728.7113 Ivy’s Skin Care 227 West Pacific, Ste. B, Telluride 970.403.4546 Studio G Total Skin Wellness 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8700

Knowledgeable licensed aestheticians trained in the art & science of skin health & beauty. Custom facials, peels, makeup, waxing, nails, airbrush tanning, lash/brow tinting, lash extensions & more. Great selection of premium skin care products. Spa Boutique at the Peaks Resort 136 Country Club Dr., Mountain Village 970.728.6800

Beauty The Spa at Hotel Madeline 568 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.369.8961 The Town Barber 398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.0974 YX Salon 135 South Spruce, Telluride 970.708.0270 or 970.708.2308 Books Between the Covers Books 224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504  

child care Annie’s Nannies of Telluride 970.728.2991 Telluride Sitters, LLC   PO Box 2647, Telluride 970.708.0170

Your trusted choice for child care. Telluride Sitters, the local’s choice for child care needs. Partnering with lodging companies provides premium services. Your source for Baby Gear Rentals & Babysitting.

Clothing Appaloosa Trading Company 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4966 AromaSpa Salon & Boutique 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9515 Black Bear Trading Company          218 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6556 Cashmere Red     221 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8088 Down To Earth   124 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9316 Eco Adventures FKL Breezeway, Mountain Village 970.728.7300 Heritage Apparel Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7340 Jagged Edge   223 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9307 Kellie’s 110 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5820 Overland Sheepskin & Leather      100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9700 Pip’s Fine & Funky Consignment 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3663

Traveling Lite 970.318.6543 Clothing Alpen Schatz Boutique 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4433

Alpen Schatz is the #1 importer in the U.S. for fine European fashions & gifts. We carry “Telluride” Alp N Rock shirts, Eisbär Austrian ski hats, German clothing & hats, rustic home furnishings, Telluride gifts, Swiss cowbells & Alpine jewelry.

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Pip’s Consignment carries a wide and eclectic selection of high-quality vintage and new/slightly used items. Located on main street underneath Overland. Shirtworks of Telluride   126 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6242 Studio e Telluride 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.708.4995 Swanky Buckle Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7511 Telluride Trappings & Toggery    109 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3338

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a feminine twist on the latest in fashion A store for dogs, cats and their people!

Telluride’s only pet boutique, featuring unique gifts, dog & cat necessities and premium food. Mountain Tails has everything for the discriminating dog and cat: designer collars & accessories, plush beds, fun toys, premium food & treats, unique gifts, and more!

Also offering Custom Dog Photography Stop by the store to see canvases and prints of our previous clients, and check out our website for detailed information. 307 E. Colorado Ave., Telluride At the east end of town near Town Park 970.369.4240 •

970.728.7511 Located in the Mountain Village Core Open Daily

A FEW OF OUR LINES... Equipment, Hudson, Line, Autumn Cashmere, Beck Sonder Gaard, Rovimoss, Bailey 44, Miel Sisters, Henry & Belle, Stella McCartney, Peace Love World, Merritt Charles

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Our personal shopping experience ensures you’ll find items that you love for years to come.

970.728.7340 | Open Daily Across from the pond in Mountain Village

Ted Baker Tom Ford Vince Zadig & Voltaire Nicholas K

shopping Clothing Scarpe      250 East Pacific, Telluride 970.728.1513

A Women’s, Men’s & Children’s Boutique Helping women optimize their wardrobes since 1995, Scarpe is now excited to offer unique toys, clothing for men, and modern gift items. With the help of a personal shopper, time spent at Scarpe is retail therapy with a personal touch.

Sublime      126 West Colorado #102A, Telluride 970.728.7974

ELECTRONICS, Cameras & PHOTOS Elevation Imaging The Beach, Mountain Village 970.728.8058 The Hub 220 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.4142 Eyewear Alpine Eyecare & Eyewear   398 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4140 Sunglass HQ     201 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9199   fitness Studio e Telluride 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.708.4995 Telluride Pilates Center      226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5003 Telluride Yoga Center      207 West Colorado, Telluride 970.729.1673 The Fuel Station 300 South Mahoney, Telluride 970.708.1590 Florists China Rose Florists & Greenhouse 158 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.4169

NEW, fun edgy fashion boutique carrying an inspired mix of jewelry, shoes, accessories and clothing for girls and women. We provide a fresh twist for those wanting to stay on trend!

Telluride’s furniture store. Wide selection of furniture, lighting, rugs, accents & accessories, bath & body, and gifts. Across from the library. Visit our second location at 1075 Sherman, Ridgway, CO.

Old World Flowers & Antiques       210 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9424

Palladin Design & Gallery offers exceptional fine art & modern rustic furnishings for your mountain home. Works from renowned regional & national artists are a specialty. Distinctive interior design services. Picaya 101 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0954

Dakota Home Furnishings & Dakota Panhandler 220 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4204 Gardenstore 236 West Colorado #1, Telluride 970.728.1818 Step into Picaya’s diverse world of international, Fair Trade, eco-friendly and local treasures. Explore our jewelry, beads, home décor and new products that nourish your mind, body and spirit!

Fresh cut flowers meet Mountain Contemporary home decor. Furniture, accessories, not to mention the perfect gift. Beautifully fresh and fragrant, the Gardenstore is an uplifting, stylish boutique that refreshes at any season. On Elks Park. Worth the trip! Floral boutique. Trend-setting Mountain Botanical style. Everyday and special event design & rental. We even rent our gorgeous store for events and parties. Bringing flowers and beautiful things to the good people of Telluride since 2006. On Elks Park.

Furnishings & Home Decor Palladin Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7979

Customs House 135 West Pacific, Telluride 970.369.5003

Gardenstore 236 West Colorado #1, Telluride 970.728.1818

Two Skirts     127 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6828

A women’s specialty store in downtown Telluride featuring apparel, accessories, jewelry, make-up & footwear. Designers include: M Missoni, IRO, Joie, Elizabeth and James, Alice + Olivia, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Paige and Current/Elliot.

Furnishings & Home Decor Azadi Rugs 217 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4620

Lustre, an Artisan Gallery 171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355 Telluride Window Coverings 219 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0022 Tweed Interiors 151 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.8186 T.Karn Imports 394 West Colorado, Telluride 918.384.2159

Gifts Telluride Naturals Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7357 Telluride Resort Store Gondola Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7358 Zia Sun     214 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4031 Grocery & markets Clark’s Market 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3124 Market at Mountain Village 455 Mtn. Village Blvd, Mountain Village 970.728.6500 Over the Moon 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2079 >>

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shopping Grocery & markets Telluride Olive Oil Co. 398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.1440 Village Market 157 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.4566 Hardware & Building Supplies Alpine Lumber 140 Society Dr., Lawson Hill 970.728.4388 Kitchen & Bath Designs    398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.249.7200 Telluride Window Coverings 219 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0022 Timberline Ace Hardware   200 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3640 Jewelry & Accessories Dolce Designs   226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6866 Elinoff & Co.     204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5566 Hell Bent Leather & Silver   215 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.6246 Heritage Apparel Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7340 Lustre, an Artisan Gallery  171 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.3355 Picaya   101 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0954 Swanky Buckle Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7511 Telluride Gallery of Fine Art           130 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3300 Telluride Naturals Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.7357 Wizard Entertainment   126 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4924 Zia Sun     214 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4031 Liquor Stores Spirits at Mountain Village    455 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.728.6500


Liquor Stores Telluride Bottleworks   129 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.5553 Telluride Liquors    123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3380

Pet Supplies & services Alpen Schatz Boutique 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4433

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

Importer of fine European made pet accessories. Classic Swiss dog collars, Hunter of Germany collars, harnesses & leashes, holistic dog food & treats, dog & cat toys, dog books & souvenirs.

Come see us, we’re more than a store, we’re an experience. Sommellier, wine, spirits, beer, mixers, cigars, gifts, delivery, special event supplies/planning—we make it happen! Happy, knowledgeable and experienced staff.

Mountain Tails 307 East Colorado, Telluride 970.369.4240

Music Telluride Music Co. 333 West Colorado #2, Telluride 970.728.9592 Telluride’s only pet boutique, featuring everything for the discriminating dog and cat owner: designer collars & accessories, plush beds, fun toys, premium food & treats, unique gifts and even custom dog photography!

NEW location! Located In the heart of Telluride’s historic business district, Telluride Music Co. embraces the town’s unique attention to music by offering quality new, used and vintage stringed instruments.

Tricks & Treats Pet Sitting Service 970.708.5205

Wizard Entertainment   126 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4924 Office Supplies High Country Shipping   456 Mtn. Village Blvd., Mountain Village 970.728.1976 Ship It/Copy It   700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8111   Telluride Paper Chase 333 West Colorado, Telluride 970-728-0235

Offering personalized pet care in the Telluride region since 2004, I will work with you to determine your pets needs. Services include: dog walking, day care, overnights, vet/groomer pick-up service, hotel & home check in’s and much more. Licensed, bonded, certified & insured. Telluride Veterinary Clinic   547 1/2 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.4461

Pharmacy Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy 129 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.0488 Sunshine Pharmacy   236 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3601   Sporting Goods & Gear Rentals Alternative Edge   Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.6138 Black Tie Ski Rentals* 970.369.7799 or 877.369-3999 Bootdoctors La Chamonix Bldg., Mountain Village 800.592.8954 236 South Oak, Telluride 970.728.4581 Box Canyon Bicycles 398 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2946 Christy Sports  Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village 970.369.4727 Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village 970.728.1334 Mountain Lodge, Mountain Village 970.369.5267 Eco Adventures FKL Breezeway, Mountain Village 970.728.7300 Gravity Works  205 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4143 Ice Skate Shop & Rentals* Reflection Plaza, Mountain Village 970.239.0606 Jagged Edge/Journey Outdoors  223 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9307 Neve Sports/Telluride Sports Hotel Madeline, Mountain Village 970.728.5722 Paragon Bootdoctors 215 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4525 Patagonia 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4303 Ski Butlers Ski Rentals* 970.728.2071 Telluride Adventure Center 970.728.7433 Telluride Angler/Telluride Outside 121 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3895 Telluride Golf Pro Shop Golf Club in The Peaks, Mountain Village 970.728.2606 Telluride Nordic Center Telluride Town Park, Telluride 970.728.1144 *Winter only

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Telluride’s only luxury beauty boutique featuring the most extensive selection of fine cosmetics and personal care for skin, body, hair and nails. Massage, facials and cosmetic services are available 7 days a week. TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: 970.728.7337 LOCATED IN THE SHOPPING DISTRICT MOUNTAIN VILLAGE CORE

a few of our lines...

Astara • Avene • Beauty for Real • Dr. Brandt • Butter London • Fekkai Jane Iredale • Kevyn Aucoin • Klorane • Lather • Mario Badescu • Om Pur Dr Sebagh • Strivectin • Tocca • T. LeClerc

The BEST place for local and regional gifts! With an extensive mix of hand-crafted art and jewelry, you are sure to find something unique to remind you of Telluride! ACROSS FROM THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ICE RINK • OPEN DAILY • 970.728.7357


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Summer 2014 Telluride/Mountain Village Visitor Guide  

The official Visitor's Guide for Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado including information about lodging, dining, activities and more....