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Telluride

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Vacation in Telluride

Situated inside a canyon with wilderness and cliffs flanking its sides, Telluride is home to those seeking adventure. Whether a permanent resident or a vacation warrior, this town has much to over every month of the year. Telluride began humbly as a place for gold miners working a claim in Marshal Basin, and was originally called Columbia. Upon confusion rising at the post office with its name, the town was renamed after the chemical element tellurium. As the name changed the town grew, and as they say the rest is history. Telluride has grown significantly and below is more information on this town nestled amongst the Rock Mountains.

Traipsing of into the alpine forests, strolling the concrete, or getting a relaxing massage can all be done in the Colorado town of Telluride. Not only does this scenic town offer nonstop skiing at the Telluride Resort, but it also has an artsy, intellectual side. Quaint, comfortable, and historic all best describe this Rocky Mountain hideaway. Old meets new with Victorian architecture that is showcased with modern amenities like trendy restaurants and shops, a hip art scene, and of course some of the world's finest spas. Outdoor enthusiasts, whether winter or summer, will find Telluride bursting at the seams with endless activities like hiking to Bridal Veil Falls or skiing Palmyra Peak.

The Town of Telluride is well preserved, therefore it has gained notoriety as being a National Historic landmark. From one end to the other, the town is only one mile long. This easily puts everything within walking distance, however there is a complimentary shuttle service that runs through the town daily. To reach the nearby town of Mountain Village, visitors can take a thrilling and free gondola ride which is located at the base of the ski area. No matter how a vacation is spent in Telluride, those visiting will find this town hard to say farewell to when it is time to go home.


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