Telluride’s Lively Festival Scene sets the Stage for a Spectacular Summer Getaway

Nestled in a box canyon in the southwest corner of the state and surrounded by the highest concentration of “fourteeners” in Colorado, Telluride is the crown jewel of the Rockies.

Founded as a mining town in the late 1800s, Telluride’s history is rich and its scenery is undeniably some of the most beautiful in Colorado. The blend of historic architecture, world-class hotels, spas and independent restaurants make any visit unforgettable. Linked by a free gondola, the historic Town of Telluride and European-styled Mountain Village effortlessly blend luxury and sophistication with authentic charm and mountain sprit.

Telluride, many locals will tell you, is a place where people come for the winter, then stay for the summer. Few places rival Telluride’s jaw-dropping vistas, outdoor activities and authentic character—and its designation as the “Festival Capital of the Southwest” means there is never a shortage of activity.


Nearly every summer weekend, visitors and locals have the chance to celebrate everything from music to independent films, craft beer, yoga and more. Year after year, Telluride’s festival line-up brings first-class entertainers, artists, culinary experts and more to the mountains where they share the love of their talent in an intimate atmosphere. From the Memorial Day kick-off of Mountainfilm to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and the lauded Telluride Film Festival, the diverse event offerings appeal to virtually all tastes and passions.

Summer guests can also enjoy a variety of outdoor adventure right in Telluride’s backyard including hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, rafting, paddle boarding, golfing, horseback riding, jeep tours and much more.

After a hard day’s play in the mountains, visitors can unwind at one of Telluride’s exceptional restaurants. Recently voted one of the “Best American Cities for Foodies” by Conde Nast readers, Telluride offers a variety of culinary delights that satisfy the most discerning palates.

From intimate boutique hotels to spacious private homes and condos, Telluride offers a variety of lodging options and packages like Free Wednesdays. Telluride Central Reservations can help guests find the perfect place to stay during their vacation. Call 888-288-7360 or


Summer in Telluride from Telluride Tourism Board on Vimeo.

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