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Telluride Attractions Overview

Telluride celebrates everything and anything with myriad festivals - from its annual Bluegrass Festival to festivals of film, the arts, food and wine. Throughout the summer, visitors and locals alike enjoy performances, races, rallies and air shows. Designated a National Historic Landmark District, Telluride also offers a self-guided walking tour through its Victorian architecture - including the historic brothels of Popcorn Alley and the location of Butch Cassidy's famous first heist.

Scenic Attractions
• Waterfalls
• Historic mines
• Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
• San Juan Skyway
• Black Canyon National Monument

Historic Landmarks
• San Miguel County Courthouse
• New Sheridan Hotel & Opera House
• Roma Bar
• St. Patrick's Catholic Church
• Old Waggoner House
• Town Hall
• Telluride Historical Museum
• North Oak House
• Davis House
• L.L. Nunn House
• Finn Town
• Popcorn Alley
• The Pekkarine Building
• Lone Tree Cemetery
• Galloping Goose
• Butch Cassidy Robbery Site
• Old Town Jail

Telluride Conference Center

In case you need more space, or simply some new business scenery, just down the road sits the Telluride Conference Center.

If you need to set up a room with over one hundred laptops, they have done it. If those laptops require high-speed communications access, they're connected. And if you need to schedule a real time video conference call with someone in China? This too is covered.


Telluride and Mountain Village offer a unique shopping experience laced with alpine appeal. Side-stepping retail chains, Telluride's merchants offer original, one-of-a-kind items you'll only find here. Town shops include art galleries, antiques, bookstores, boutiques, pottery shops and home furnishings, as well as groceries, pharmaceuticals and sporting goods.

  • Antiques
  • Art galleries
  • Book stores
  • Clothing and accessories
  • Florists
  • Furnishings and home accessories
  • Gifts
  • Glass and pottery
  • Jewelry
  • Liquor stores
  • Music/Video
  • Photography/Office supplies
  • Pet supplies
  • Sporting goods
  • Telluride Antique Market
  • Old World Flowers and Antiques


Arches National Park
Arches National Park preserves over two thousand natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
The Black Canyon of the Gunnison's unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock.

Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde, named the world’s "#1 Historic Monument Destination," was inhabited by the Anasazi Indians, a.k.a. “The Ancient Ones,” for 1,200 years.

Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park preserves a colorful landscape of sedimentary sandstones eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries.

Originally named Baker's Park, Silverton boasts the earliest gold and silver finds in the region.

National Monuments

Canyon of the Ancients National Monument
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado contains a huge number of archaeological sites (more than 6000 recorded, up to 100 per square mile in some places.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a true southwest Colorado experience. These trains once carried $300 million in gold and silver ore between Silverton and Durango.

Hovenweep National Monument
This Anasazi settlement, abandoned around 1300 A.D., is located just across the Utah border near Cortez, with a campground and picnic area.

San Juan Skyway
If byways could claim royal lineage, this one would probably rule them all.


Durango is southwest Colorado's largest town, with a population of approximately 15,000, (45,000 in La Plata County).

Moab, Utah
Moab is neighbor to two national parks: Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.

A National Historic District since 1983, this former mining town is full of natural wonders: the spectacular Box Canyon Falls, natural hot springs pool and vapor caves.

Know as the "Gateway to the San Juan Mountains", Ridgway is a small community along the San Juan Skyway about 38 miles northwest of Telluride

Hot Springs

Dunton Hot Springs
By reservation only and upon availability, this rustic yet elegant vacation retreat allows the general public to soak in their hot springs and enjoy lunch or dinner on-site. 

Orvis Hot Springs
Orvis Hot Springs is a clothing optional natural hot springs resort that does not heat or treat the water in any way. 

Ouray Hot Springs
Ouray's Natural Hot Springs Pool was constructed in 1927 after six years of planning and delays.

Trimble Hot Springs
Located seven miles outside of Durango, Trimble Spa & Hot Springs offers an Olympic-size swimming pool, three natural therapy pools and a full-service spa.

Wiesbaden Hot Springs
The Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa is an intimate natural hot springs spa and lodge, known for its peaceful atmosphere and 'casual elegance'.

Tribal Parks & Museums

Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center is a museum for the study and interpretation of prehistoric cultures in the Four Corners region. 

Unaweep/Tabegauche Scenic Byway
This scenic route between Grand Junction and Telluride is made up of highways 141 and 145. 

Ute Indian Museum
One of the few museums in the country devoted solely to one tribe; the Ute People were the indigenous inhabitants of western Colorado. 

Ute Tribal Park
Come experience a trip back into time and learn a special Native American interpretation of the culturally diverse homelands of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.