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The Telluride Area
The Telluride Area Travel Guide
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Hotels in The Telluride Area
Set against the backdrop of the towering Rockies, the imposing edifice of the Peaks hugs the side of the ridge over Telluride, its honey-colored stucco walls and terra cotta roofs in harmony with hues of the surrounding landscape.
Restaurants in The Telluride Area
Housed in a former Old West saloon with a striped awning in the front, Honga's is bigger than it looks from the outside, with a sushi counter on the ground floor and a central skylight above exposed beams over the second floor dining room.
Things to do in The Telluride Area
Ascend the frozen waterfalls of Ouray's Uncompahgre River Gorge, where a local organization aims hoses and sprinklers off cliff edges each winter to grow dozens of immense ice climbs. Guide services teach newbies to swing ice axes and kick crampons on the walls of white.