Destination guide

Delight in the majestic landscape of Rico

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Rico. This city's skiing, mountain views and parks attract many visitors, and its romantic and scenic location add to the charm. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Rico

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Rico a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kilpacker Trail (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Purgatory Resort (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Bear Creek Falls (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Telluride Ski Resort (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Mountain Village Gondola (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Rico

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Rico is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Louis M. Jones Memorial Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Kilpacker Trail (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Island Lake (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Ice Lakes Trail (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Molas Pass (16.6 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Deep Creek Trail (19.2 mi / 30.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Rico

The nearest airport is in Telluride, CO (TEX-Telluride Regional), located 18.5 mi (29.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Durango, CO (AMK-Animas Air Park), which is 34.6 mi (55.8 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Rico?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 346 vacation rentals near Rico. From 84 Houses to 183 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rico for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Rico?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rico:

  • Purgatory Resort: 165 vacation rentals
  • Telluride Ski Resort: 1,087 vacation rentals
  • Columbine Lake (Purgatory Lake Drive): 193 vacation rentals
  • Dalton Ranch: 39 vacation rentals
  • Timber Ridge: 31 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Rico?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rico. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rico Historic Courthouse: 595 vacation rentals
  • Louis M. Jones Memorial Park: 388 vacation rentals
  • Ouray Hot Springs Pool: 1,378 vacation rentals
  • Silverton Historical Society: 1,571 vacation rentals
  • Telluride Ski and Golf Club: 1,384 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rico listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rico?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 84 Houses in Rico. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rico include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 183 rentals available
  • Cabins: 17 rentals available
  • Cottages: 17 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rico?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 219 vacation rentals with pool available in Rico. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.