Telluride, CO, USA

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Telluride, CO, USA

Telluride vacation rentals

Make it happen in Telluride

Telluride is many different things to many different people: A sublime ski resort, a history-steeped mining town, a treasure trove of natural wonders, and a year-long festival heaven. In fact, it's less a destination and more of a happening. Beautifully tucked into a Colorado Box canyon, it lies at a dizzying 8,750 feet up. So those on the look-out for Telluride vacation rentals are certain to find their own personal Rocky Mountain high up. You might not want to come down.

Echoes of activity around Telluride don't stop

There's an activity to suit every month in Telluride, whether you're after a mountain rush or a cultural brush. But it's winter sports that really kicked off this city's boom after the gold rush. So, many Telluride vacation rentals offer a gateway to its fabled ski resort, where the powder gathers deep. In summer, you can get your adrenaline fix flying downslope on 2 wheels. Or by thrashing a raft through roaring whitewater walls of the canyons. The canyon walls also echo to musical diversity throughout the year, while indie films flicker at either end of summer.

Taking Telluride's Gondola to the mountain airs

There are some sights that can't be missed here, with Bridalveil Fall—famously frozen in winter—being one of them. Many cabins near Telluride offer views of the Falls' 365-foot-high magnificence. But man-made wonders can give you the chills, too. Downtown boasts many historic highlights for you to ogle, including the twin redbrick beauties of the New Sheridan Hotel and Sheridan Opera House. Connecting Main Street to the mountains is the Telluride Gondola. Not only does it offer stupendous views, it provides a launchpad for all sorts of exciting activities. Even better it's free.

Telluride big mountains, big weather

This being big-mountain country, those booking Telluride vacation rentals should expect a mixture of weather during their stay, including a good sprinkling of snow, which is exactly what you want if your Telluride cabin is high up in the ski resort. Snowfall can easily top 3 feet here in January, February, and March. But if you prefer things a little warmer, spring quickly rolls around with drier and warmer weather around May-June. This is also when Telluride’s festival season kicks off. Peak season is toward fall, where Telluride becomes full of fun, friendly faces, and family-friendly activities aplenty.

Wildlife drama unfolds in Telluride

The town of Telluride is famed for being strung along the floor of a soaring 3-sided box canyon. Only the west side isn't backdropped by snow-tipped ridges. This is the direction that the San Miguel River heads, as it rushes away from the 14,000-foot-high Mt. Sneffels. One of the most photographed mountains in Colorado, Mt. Sneffels dominates the snow-swept woods of the Uncompahgre National Forest. Head along the dirt tracks of the Million Dollar Highway here and you might just glimpse elk, moose, and bighorn sheep—or the endangered Canada lynx stalking them.