The great outdoors are literally at your front door in Telluride
or Mountain Village. From walks to the historic sites in town to others that will take you to 14,000-foot summits and past pristine lakes, there are hikes
for every mood and ability. It’s no wonder that it’s the most popular summer activity in the town. A relatively easier hike leads to one of Telluride’s most famous, and beautiful, sights, Bridal Veil Falls.
Colorado’s tallest free-falling waterfall plunges from a height of 365 feet. You can spot the Smuggler-Union Hydroelectric Power Plant, one of the oldest alternating current plants in the country, atop the falls. (Among Telluride’s historic firsts is that L.L. Nunn built the first commercial AC power plant in the country, the Ames Hydroelectric Plant, near the town.)