Hidden away in a remote box canyon in the western San Juan Mountains of Colorado is the town of Telluride. Well-known for its pristine ski conditions in the winter and warm festive air in the summer, Telluride is refreshingly not as crowded as other Colorado resort destinations with a ritzier reputation.
With a permanent population of only around 2,400, Telluride is not just another resort town. Its rather secluded location means you need to plan your trip to fully enjoy this one-of-a-kind community. You can fly in to the Montrose Regional Airport, just 65 miles away, or take a direct flight to the Telluride Regional Airport. The town is accessible by land through Colorado Route 145, the Imogene Pass, and Black Bear Pass.
The county seat of San Miguel County, Telluride was founded in 1878 as a silver mining camp along the San Miguel River. It was initially given the name “Columbia” and later renamed to the more distinct Telluride, after the gold mineral deposits found in the state.
The town’s historic downtown is lined by charming Victorian era homes and buildings, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as Colorado’s 20 National Historic Landmarks.
Telluride is surrounded by a steep forested mountain terrain and is overlooked by the nearby Bridal Veil Falls and Ingram Falls. Its uncrowded ski slopes boast a varied terrain that suits the needs of both beginner and expert skiers, and its gorgeous mountain destinations will thrill and delight all outdoor enthusiasts.
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Telluride CO Real Estate
With the many distinct features, it has to offer, Telluride has become a premier vacation home community. In addition to resident-owned properties, there is also a strong market for rental homes here.
Telluride features scenic neighborhoods with multimillion-dollar properties, mostly in rustic log cottage or ranch styles. Wood and stone are generously used, as well as large glass windows that let in the surrounding majestic views.
Offering a complete lifestyle, Telluride boasts properties that give you the best access to your favorite outdoor activities. You’ll find river homes, golf homes, horse properties, ranches, and more. Gorgeous ski homes are found in nearby Mountain Village where the area’s ski resorts are found. Luxurious condos and mountain villas are also part of the housing stock, counting as some of the most widely sought-after properties in the area.
Attractions and Amenities in Telluride
- Mountain Village
- Festivals and events
- Other outdoor activities
While Mountain Village is a home-rule municipality independent from Telluride, you cannot mention one without including the other. Located 9,500 feet above Telluride, Mountain Village is found at the heart of the Uncompahgre National Forest and is home to the famous Telluride Ski Resort, which has been consistently ranked the number one ski resort by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. The two towns are connected by a free gondola service that takes just 13 minutes to transport passengers from one end to the other.
Telluride hosts highly popular events – some of which were started more than 30 years ago – that attract thousands of visitors annually. These include the Mountainfilm Festival, Telluride Film Festival, the Telluride Jazz Festival, and more.
You can do a host of other activities in Telluride both in the summer and the winter, including camping, golfing, fly fishing, and so much more. Check these pages for winter activities and summer activities in the area.
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