A Guide to Telluride



I’m in love with Telluride. I literally have butterflies in my stomach as I’m driving into the stunning box canyon. If you haven’t been, I strongly suggest a trip to this magical town. Round-trip, nonstop flights from Denver to Montrose are about $560, and you can either rent a car or pick up a shuttle for about $50 for the 65-mile drive. The Telluride airport is right in town, but flights are even pricier. If you have the time, the scenery along the seven-hour drive from Denver will remind you why you chose to live in Colorado.

Here, my in-town favorites:

COFFEE:
The Coffee Cowboy. Yup, the best coffee in Telluride is offered in a truck on the side of the road.

AVOCADO TOAST:
Ghost Town
. Get the #2.

DAY HIKE:
Jud Wiebe Trail
for amazing views and a doable 3-mile length.

BEST BIKE TRAIL:
The singletrack Galloping Goose Trail. Perfect for first-time mountain bikers.

LUNCH:
The Butcher & Baker Cafe for stellar sandwiches and salads. The crispy tofu is a must.

GARDEN SHOP:
Gardenstore
. Beautiful flowers year-round.

WOMEN'S CLOTHING:
Scarpe
. Every one of my favorite brands under one roof.

COCKTAILS & TAPAS:
There Bar. Free popcorn to accompany mind-blowing cocktails and appetizers.

STARGAZING:
Anywhere. Telluride’s dark night skies make it the ideal spot for navigating the stars and beyond. Go to visittelluride.com for stargazing seminars.

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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