Telluride, in San Miguel County, Colorado, is an extremely popular town for both tourists and Colorado natives. The name of the city comes from the gold minerals called “telluride”, despite no gold ever being mined in Telluride.
The beautiful hillsides of Telluride have mines, left over from the founding of the mining town in 1878. Telluride is magnificently natural, with sloping hills that enable heart-stopping skiing to take place. Besides skiing, tourists visiting Telluride can bike in the mountains, hike, and many more. Every year, major athletic events are held in Telluride such as the Fall Tilt, the Hardrock 100, and even the Telluride Mountain Run, which stretches over forty miles.
Located within Telluride are a couple of gorgeous waterfalls: Ingram Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Powered by the Bridal Veil Falls waterfall is the Bridal Veil Hydroelectric plant. This plant was built in the late 1800’s, which makes it a very popular attraction for visiting tourists. The visitors will always have some new things to discover when they take a trip to Telluride.
If you’re interested in the arts, the annual Telluride Film Festival is something that you don’t want to miss. With amazing films, including some by students, this event is a must. This year marked the fortieth anniversary of the festival. Also entering its fortieth anniversary is the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, which runs from around June 20th to around June 25th. If you’re in town and love music, you definitely need to check out the Bluegrass. The music in the town will captivate your soul and bring out the artist in you. It has really become a popular musical repository with the passing of time.
Telluride is a very low-key sort of place, with its population not even reaching three thousand. Several decades ago, Telluride was very seldom heard of, and not many people even knew it existed. This made it a primary destination for the wealthy and privileged. This secretive lifestyle also attracted the not-so-wanted drug cartels, because they were essentially under the radar in Telluride. By the mid 1990’s, Telluride had become known more for the tourist attractions than the drug gangs. It has successfully overcome the negative notion brought about by the drug cases in Town and it is conquering it steadily.
So whether you’re interested in attending the Blues & Brews festival, the Bluegrass Festival, or just coming to ski, Telluride is the best place on earth. Never has a place been more majestic, more inspiring, or more breathtaking than Telluride. If it is not already, add Telluride to your list of places to go before you die, you won’t regret it.