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Telluride Main Street
both a winter and a summer destination

Telluride is the first major town on the San Juan Skyway's Highway 145 from Dolores. It's filled with quaint but trendy shops and restaurants; it has at least three waterfalls, two of which can be seen from downtown; it has a wonder river trail that runs the whole length of the town; it has a no-charge gondola ride into Mountain Village (where the major ski lifts are); and it has hiking trails galore.

And that's what's happening in the summer months. I can only imagine how hopping it must be in the winter.

Telluride Main Street
Telluride Main Street
Telluride as seen from the gondola
gondola to Mountaini Valley
The gondola rise to Mountaini Valley offers a great view overlooking Telluride.
crooked aspen tree trunk
San Miguel River
Silly me. I just realized the only picture I took in Mountain Valley is of this poor weird aspen tree. Guess I don't hold much stock in cement plazas. I'm sure it's much prettier in the winter when it's snow-covered.
Just a couple blocks over from Main Street, the San Miguel River flows the whole length of the town. A dirt-packed walking path parallels it all the way, passing a few interesting featuers along the way.
The river trail
the river trail
Above and Right and Below: Views from along the River Trail
along the river trail
the houses of Telluride
Telluride's homes are mostly Victorian style, painted with bright and cheery colors.
walking trail
the houses of Telluride
the walking trail
Telluride waterfalls
The Ingram Fall (left) seems to fall into a big ice hole. Bridal Veil Fall (right) is Colorado's longest free-falling waterfall.
Ingram Fall
There are long, strenous hkes to both Ingram Fall (above) and Bridal Veil Fall f rom Telluride. (I didn't do them.)
Telluride Regional Airport
The Telluride Regional Airport sits high on a mesa, as seen here from the gondola ride to Mountain Valley.

If you'd like to continue viewing pictures of the San Juan Skyway, click any one of these links. A link on that page will lead you to others.

Highway 145 from Dolores to Telluride

Highway 550 from Durango to Ouray



Hikes along the way, including Telluride's trail leading to the Bear Creek Waterfall

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Telluride Regional Airport

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