Gold brought many of the first settlers to Durango, in the Animas River Valley of Colorado. Trains..Silverton Information
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Gunnison is rather like a home on the range surrounded by ski areas and a national park. The city..Ouray Information
Some call the tiny mountain town of Ouray the Switzerland of America, as it’s situated in a..Rico Information
This former mining town situated in the remote southwestern part of the state reveals much of a..Ridgway Information
At the junction of U.S. 550, toward Ouray, and Colorado 62, heading to Telluride, Ridgway marks..See all locations in Southwest Colorado
Ooh! That's what most people say when they enter this town wedged in a picturesque glacial canyon at the base of the dramatic San Juan Mountains. Once a remote mining area, today Telluride has become a destination (and home) for artists, skiers, celebrities, second homeowners, hippies, and just about any other type you could imagine. But that's what makes it so special.
A restored Victorian main street is delightful for shopping, munching, and people-watching; you can sign up for a walking tour, or guide yourself with a map available from the visitor's center.
The Telluride Historical Museum is also a good resource for a quick history lesson - from mining to ski-boom trivia.
Almost any outdoor adventure is at your fingertips here, although because of the rugged and steep terrain, many opt for popular four-wheel rides rather than mountain bike spins. One hair-raising route is Imogene Pass to Ouray where you'll pass the old Tomboy mine and fort at 13,114’. A hike every visitor should consider is straight out of town to 365 foot Bridal Veil Falls (Colorado's longest free-falling waterfall). Stream fishing is great along the Dolores or San Miguel Rivers. Of course, world-class skiing is available up the road or via a free pedestrian gondola to the Mountain Village and ski area. The free gondola runs in the summer and fall for easy access up the mountain and to Mountain Village.
Telluride has been coined the City of Festivals, the title pretty-much guarantees that any summer weekend you're likely to stumble on some happening. This mountain community's most famous fest is the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, which draws national acts to the outdoor amphitheater each June.
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