Telluride

Telluride Travel Guide

Housed in a narrow 19th-century building, this independent bookstore contains an old hardwood floor, which the owners lovingly describe as “creaky and crooked,” and wall-to-wall shelves lined with everything from bestsellers to cookbooks.

Serious treks through Western Europe (the Mont Blanc region; the Italian Dolomites), the Himalayas, and southeastern Utah. Accommodations vary by region, from luxury tents to intimate chalets.

Where locals fuel up on fair-trade espresso before taking on the slopes.

Celebrating the beauty and grandeur of the West, Naturescapes Gallery specializes in photographic prints of landscapes in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and the Pacific Northwest, all created by photographer-owner Dale Malmedal.

Centered on the late June main festival, the Telluride Bluegrass season runs from June to August with five different events and academies. The stage is set in Town Park among the San Juan Mountains, and the first gathering took place in 1973.

Take a hike beneath cottonwoods and aspens alongside the rushing San Miguel River.