San Juan Mountains
Alpine Adventures , a global travel company, takes great pride in a portfolio of exotic and unforgettable places for travelers to visit. Telluride, Colorado ranks right up there for those who prefer the adventure-side of a destination. This small and enchanting mountain town sits at the end of a box canyon in the dramatically wild and ragged San Juan Mountains near Colorado’s southwestern corner. Winter or summer, there is only one way in and one way out. The highway brings visitors right into town on the main street, Colorado Avenue, and a first look is not vastly different from the former mining community that began its heyday in the late 1800s. The Tomboy Mine was one of the world’s largest gold producers at the time, and more millionaires (per capita) were living in Telluride in the day than were living in New York City.
Fast-forward to 2018-2019, and you have a main street with many original historical buildings and many new ones built in the Victorian style of its original founding. But today’s commodity is not mined and hauled away—it’s the beauty of the landscape itself.
Today’s Telluride (pronounced Tell’-you-ride, by the way) is a resort town sought out for both winter and summer seasons. Situated at 8,750 feet above sea level, this locale will receive significant snow in the winter. In the summer, the altitude provides ideal warm days for hiking, climbing, camping, rafting, and other outdoor sports and festivals, with cool, crisp evenings after the sun goes down behind the high mountains.
Above the original (and only recently paved) streets of the Town of Telluride is the more recently-built Mountain Village. Mountain Village offers luxurious condos and hotel rooms, unique and tempting restaurants and shops, and quick access to the more intermediate and beginner runs for skiing.
It’s Your Year For Telluride—Let Us Get You There
We are excited about the new direct flights from Denver International Airport into Telluride Regional Airport. This destination is not right off the Interstate to anywhere, so we’re happy to walk through the different ways to get to this memorable hideaway. Stay tuned for more!
Alpine Adventures is a global travel company that knows and loves those special places all travelers should visit. We specialize in custom ski travel to resorts in North America, Europe, South America and Japan, and soft adventure travel anywhere there will be memories to make. We provide both group and individual trips, and these can be cultural, culinary, sun, water, cities, and our new specialty: ski to safari. Finish your skiing in Europe, then fly directly to game-drive in South or East Africa with our sister company, Adventures Africa. For more information, call 888.281.5565, ext. 4007