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Telluride Ranked #1 Small Town to Explore in 2013 by The Huffington Post

Thursday • January 10, 2013

Telluride was recently ranked #1 in The Huffington Post’s “Top 10 Small Towns To Explore In 2013”!

Come for a visit and see why Telluride should be your first travel destination in 2013! 

Rich in history and mountain culture, Telluride is an extraordinary small town nestled in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado. Towering peaks surround the Telluride valley. Relics of our mining heritage still stand in the hills and throughout town; many restaurants, bars, and local businesses occupy buildings from as early as the 1870’s. For a taste of the Old West, check out the historic Sheridan Opera House for year-round arts and music events. This intimate venue has been operating for 100 years! 

Additionally, the Telluride Town Park hosts a multitude of outdoor music and arts festivals during the summer. Telluride Bluegrass, Jazz, and Blues & Brews festivals draw visitors from all over the globe for top musical acts, regional craft beers, and unmatched scenery. 

Although Telluride may seem far away from home, local airports have frequent, direct flights from many major cities. Our remote yet easily accessible location lends Telluride a cozy, friendly atmosphere. We think the 300 days of sunshine, 300 annual inches of snowfall, and beautiful towering peaks are worth the trip!

Once you’re in town, it’s easy to get around on foot, bicycle, or by taking the free public gondola system linking downtown Telluride with the ski resort and the town of Mountain Village. Our gondola is the first of its kind in North America: free, powered by sustainable energy, and it runs almost all year round. 

There’s not much more to ask for in a travel destination: breathtaking natural beauty, arts and music, delicious dining options, and limitless outdoor recreation in all seasons. Visit Telluride and explore all this incredible town has to offer!