Telluride, CO is one of the most magical places we have ever been! It is a charming, mountain village full of adventure, cute shops, and lively restaurants. Everywhere you look, you will see gorgeous mountains, bright blue skies, fresh flowers in the summer and snowy capped mountains in the winter. If you love wild adventures, then Telluride is the perfect spot for you year round! We are so excited to share our favorite restaurants, bars, shops and things to do with all of you!
(Click on the links below to visit the website for each restaurant, bar, location, etc.)
TOP BRUNCH/LUNCH SPOTS
-THE BUTCHER & BAKER CAFE: This cute, cozy, hip bakery has delicious sandwiches, awesome chocolate chip cookies, and fun, unique cocktails. It is the perfect spot for brunch or lunch!
-GHOST TOWN COFFEE: This hipster coffee shop is a local gem. They are known for their famous breakfast burritos, signature toasts and homemade lattes.
-LA COCINA DE LUZ: La Cocina is a local Mexican restaurant that has awesome margaritas and is the perfect spot for lunch!
TOP DINNER SPOTS
-SMUGGLERS BREWPUB: Smugglers Brewpub is a rustic, laid-back resturant known for their variety of house beers, creative cocktails and delicious comfort food.
-BLACK IRON KITCHEN AND BAR: Black Iron Kitchen and Bar is a modern, upbeat restaurant in Mountain Village with a gorgeous outdoor patio featuring fire-tables! They serve a variety of unique dishes, fun cocktails and wine!
-ALLRED'S: If you are looking for a fancier dinner that you will never forget, then take the gondola up to Allred's! Allred's is located at the top of the Telluride Gondola and has the most spectacular views!
-TOMBOY TAVERN: Tomboy Tavern is a laidback bar and restaurant that has a variety of beers, cocktails and wine! It's a great spot for a group of people wanting to grab a drink and hang out!
-THERE: There is a cozy, hip bar serving creative small plates and signature cocktails! It's the perfect spot for a late night drink!
TOP PLACES TO STAY
-PEAKS RESORT & SPA: The Peaks Resort is an absolutely stunning ski-in/ski-out resort with gorgeous views of the golf course and mountains. It is walking distance from multiple shops, restaurants and bars. It also has an outdoor pool, upscale spa, restaurant and bar, as well as a spectacular patio. This is the perfect spot to stay the next time you visit Telluride!
TOP THINGS TO DO
BEAR CREEK FALLS: Bear Creek Falls is an easy to moderate 2.5 mile hike to a beautiful waterfall at the top.
BRIDAL VEIL FALLS: Bridal Veil Falls is a moderate 1.8 mile hike to the top where there is the tallest free falling falls in Colorado.
VIA FERRATA: Via Ferrata is one of the toughest, technical climbs in Telluride. It is an amazing 4 hour hike that requires hiking gear, endurance and courage. It is highly recommended to get a guide for this hike.
-MOUNTAIN BIKING:There are so many awesome mountain bike paths in Telluride that range from beginner to expert level! You can either rent a bike for the day and tackle the trails all by yourself or go on a guided tour. Either way you are guaranteed to have a great time!
-JEEPING: Rent a jeep for the day and go on an off-roading adventure through the mountains! Take Imogene Pass from Telluride to Ouray for a fun-filled, two hour adventure or take the challenging Black Bear Pass into Telluride.
-SHOPPING: There are so many cute boutiques in Telluride! They also have a farmers market on the weekends with live music and a variety of unique booths.
-SKIIING: Of course in the winter, you must go skiing down the beautiful, snowy slopes of Telluride!