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Telluride, Colorado, stands out in a state known for immense natural beauty. A true alpine paradise, the greater Telluride region is nestled in the San Juan Mountains, part of the iconic Rocky Mountains. With a rich mining history, today the mountains continue to play a vital role, creating a legendary winter resort and a striking backdrop for summer festivals in Telluride Town Park.

Majestic Mountains, Historic Surroundings

At the heart of San Miguel County are two unique communities: Telluride and Mountain Village. Each with its own charms, the two towns are connected by a free gondola, the only transportation system of its kind in North America. Rooted in history, Telluride is both a bustling ski town and historic jewel. Clapboard storefronts house independent art galleries, old-time bars and delectable eateries. Neighboring Mountain Village offers a modern take on nature and features expansive views and world-class accommodations. During winter, Mountain Village features convenient access to the slopes of Telluride Ski Resort.

Town of Telluride

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Covering less than a square mile, the Town of Telluride is nestled into a box canyon of unsurpassed beauty and surrounded on three sides by US Forest Service lands. Like many ski towns in Colorado, Telluride was built by fortune-seeking gold miners of the 1850’s. During its boom years in the later 1800’s & early 1900’s, Telluride was home to a healthy mix of wealthy businessmen and hard-working miners.

The mining explosion did not, however, last forever and in the 1950’s Telluride began to see its town shrink by the hundreds as the mines shut down. Despite this the history of Telluride and its role in the American West did not go unnoticed and in 1964 Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District.

The town went through years of hard times after the mining industry left, but in 1972 Telluride experienced the beginning of its next gold rush, “white gold” that is. Outdoor enthusiasts and wealthy transplants began to flock to this amazing canyon in the San Juan Mountains to once again appreciate what the land had to offer. Since the day the first chair lift opened up at the Telluride Ski Resort, the region has not looked back. Music festivals have bloomed in the summer months and the skiing and winter sports continue to attract visitors from across the globe.

With two waterfalls visible from main street, and many more in the surrounding mountains, the panoramic landscape inspires everyone who sees this magical place. Visitors are drawn not just by its natural beauty, but by this National Historic District’s surprisingly cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Whether you are looking for the perfect vacation home to spend family get-a-ways in, or interested in re-locating to Telluride, let the Real Estate Affiliates of Telluride point you in the right direction.

Town of Mountain Village

Mountain Village - Telluride Affiliates

Mountain Village encompasses a much larger geographic area than Telluride, and was designed around the Telluride Ski Resort with lots big enough to accommodate larger homes and an 18-hole golf course. Ski runs meander through the town, giving may homes, condominiums and hotels direct access to the resort. Full-time and part-time residents enjoy the privacy, ski access, golf course and sun-soaked views of the Sophia Ridge to the South and Mt. Wilson to the North.

Official Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor Guide

Check out the virtual visitor guide online or request a printed visitor guide today using our online form. For another great source of information and a taste of the Telluride lifestyle, take a look at the current issue of Telluride Magazine online.

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