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Telluride Presents Visitors Endless Opportunities to Get Outside and Breathe the Fresh Colorado Mountain Air This Summer

Tuesday • June 12, 2012

From pristine alpine lakes to abandoned mining buildings to Colorado's largest free-falling waterfall... Telluride, Colorado offers some of the most spectacular hikes and Summer activities in all of the West. Escape the heat this summer in Telluride and experience these breathtaking beginner to expert hiking trails with family or friends.

While temperatures reach 100°+ around the country, Telluride remains a cool 70°-80° degrees all summer long - visit the spectacular San Juans and escape the humidity and heat! Here are the Top 5 Telluride hikes to explore this summer:

Bear Creek Falls - This is an easy out-and-back hike that brings you to a beautiful waterfall with great views of the surrounding mountains. Starting from Downtown, it's a favorite here in Telluride for bikers, runners, and people who just want to get out and walk with friends or family.

Jud Wiebe Trail - The Jud Wiebe trail is a loop hike that gives you classic views of town, Telluride Ski Resort and jagged 13,000-foot mountains. This is the perfect hike to get your heart pumping before festival films, concerts or a night on the town.

Bridal Veil Falls - Telluride's Main Street deadends into Colorado's largest free-falling waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls. Found at the east end of town, this waterfall is a spectacular sight with a lot of history - the power plant atop is the second-oldest operating AC generator in the United States. Hike, bike or drive to this must-see Colorado attraction.

Silver Lake - One of the most stunning high alpine lakes in the region, spend some time exploring Silver Lake and don't forget your camera! This advanced hike offers amazing views, gorgeous wildflowers and a tranquil lake full of mountain trout.

Sneffels Highline - For more experienced hikers, the Sneffels Highline is a beautiful loop hike that covers 13 miles in total passing by Telluride's closest 14,000 foot mountain. It's perfect for those adventure seekers who are acclimated and ready for a full-day excursion.

This is just a taste of the magnificent trails and adventures Telluride and the surrounding region has to offer. Adjust your altitude this summer and explore some of Colorado's prettiest hikes in the San Juan Mountains!

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