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Telluride, Colorado: A Mountain Mecca with Soul and Splendor

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There are ski resorts and there are ski towns. Telluride is among the latter, and a unique one at that. The difference can be summed up in one word—soul. The unique energy of Telluride can be found across the valley floor, along the San Miguel River, and on the many trails. Its soul lives in the town and its people, and you may soon find yourself embracing the mountain mindset too. Here are five places to experience the soul of Telluride and find memories that will last long after your visit.
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Telluride, CO 81435, USA
First time in Telluride, and it has been fantastic. Great place to learn to snowboard, the snow is amazing. The mountain is beautiful, and the people are so super friendly. You instantly feel right at home. The Jalapeño Margarita at Tomboy Tavern...
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500 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Apologies to New York’s Central Park, but Telluride Town Park might just have it beat. Cradled in the Rocky Mountains and fresh with high-mountain air, it’s an idyllic place to picnic, or listen to the truly intergalactic musicians who...
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Black Bear Pass Summit, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Some people call this show-stopping section of vertiginous rock cliffs on Forest Service land the Iron Way, but area romanticists use the Italian name. If you can’t stand staying in the foothills when Telluride’s mountains beckon, the...
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565 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Good news: Telluride isn't Aspen, and it doesn't want to be. That translates to throng-free skiing at Telluride Ski Resort, home to some of the most frosting-like powder in the state. We love that these mountains have something for everyone,...