Nov 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Rocky Mountains Historical Community

Telluride, Colorado is a renown city nestled in a box canyon surrounded by majestic, 13,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains.  The Town of Telluride is filled with colorful legends, over a century of history and Rocky Mountain spirit.

The Telluride Historic District, which includes a significant portion of the town, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also one of Colorado’s 20 National Historic Landmarks.  Just six blocks wide and twelve blocks long, the National Historic District is a window into the town’s illustrious past and a showcase of spirited individualism and community pride.

From first-time senior visitors to long-time locals, the Telluride area continues to captivate those with a desire to experience new adventures. Telluride is full of summer fun for all ages, whether you are looking for a full-day challenge or a relaxing getaway.

The Town of Telluride is located in the southwest corner of Colorado in the spectacular San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains. Telluride lies approximately 100 highway miles northeast from the Four Corners, which is the intersection of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. Celebrated for its culture, heritage and spectacular scenic beauty, Telluride, Colorado, is recognized for its unrivaled recreational opportunities. In the winter, world-class Telluride Ski Resort boasts powder-filled bowls in which to ski, snowboard and enjoy awe-inspiring mountain views.

The town is served by air transportation via Telluride Regional Airport, the highest altitude commercial airport in the United States. The airport is considered challenging by pilots because of frequent adverse weather conditions, high altitude, and the extremely rugged mountain terrain which surrounds the airport on nearly all sides. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,221 people, 1,013 households, and 357 families residing in the town. Take a YouTube from the airport through downtown accompanied by some fine “Colorado Music.”

Natural Beauty in Southwest Colorado

Named for the 90-mile-long San Miguel River, San Miguel County is home to some of southwest Colorado’s most amazing natural sites, including Bridal Veil Falls—the longest free-falling waterfall in Colorado—and the Old Spanish Trail—a 1,200-mile historic route that started in Santa Fe, touched the Telluride region and continued on to Los Angeles. The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County.  Telluride is located at an elevation of 8,750 feet which makes it perfect for those who love to ski.

Find a place to stay on your vacation here that is loaded with classy hotels and resorts. Ooh! That’s what most people say when they enter this town wedged in a picturesque glacial canyon at the base of the dramatic San Juan Mountains. Once a remote mining area, today Telluride has become a destination (and home) for artists, skiers, celebrities, second homeowners, hippies and just about any other type you could imagine. But that’s what makes it so special. So bring your skis or a sense of adventure as you check out what is one of Colorado’s most well-known sites known also as the “City of Festivals.” jeb

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