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PAINTING THE TOWN GOLD: Why Now Is the Best Time to Soak Up the Season in Telluride

PAINTING THE TOWN GOLD: Why Now Is the Best Time to Soak Up the Season in Telluride

If you have yet to experience a fall day in Telluride, it’s high time you get out there and hit the trails. After all, it’s the best way to explore the stunning mountain town in all its golden glory. Don’t just take our word for it, though, because we have plenty of jaw-dropping pictures to prove it.

As many a local would attest, this time of year brings much more than one might think. Turns out, autumn in the mountains isn’t just about waiting for the snow to fly (although yes, that’s still a big part of it). Truth is, fall is an absolute favorite among longtime locals and first-time tourists alike. With its colorful leaves and crisp temps, there’s no denying this time of year delivers stunning scenery akin to something straight out of a storybook. Seriously. And the best part is, there are plenty of ways to soak up all that golden goodness just steps from your door.

Photo: Visit Telluride/Ryan Bonneau

For starters, you can take a stroll down Main Street or on the River Trail, and just look up! The ski resort is popping with color and every surrounding aspen grove is lit up like … a Christmas tree? No, that’s not right. Lit up like … a perfect fall treat!

If you’re after more of a heart-pounding walk, be sure to hit up the Jud Wiebe trail — a go-to hike right in town — for an enchanted walk through meandering aspen trees. Additionally, Telluride’s surrounding mesas offer picture-perfect views chock-full of yellow, gold, and orange hues for days.

Photo: Visit Telluride/Ryan Bonneau

While we’re on the subject of leaf-peeping, here’s another way you can spot the most beautiful bounty of brilliantly painted branches: on a bike! While exploring on foot is a great way to go, catching the colors while zipping down the Meadows or cruising up Prospect delivers all the thrills one would expect.

Still not convinced fall is the best time of year to hit the trails in Telluride? Well, here’s some advice: Take a hike! No, really. Go take a hike in town, around a mesa, or up to a high alpine lake, and see for yourself. The weather’s ideal, the scenery picturesque, and the experience unforgettable. Oh, and there’s this, too; leaf-lined trails are just the beginning of an epic adventure during gold season. Explore Telluride in the fall, and you won’t be disappointed by a town that’s dripping in natural beauty and authentic hospitality alike.

Julie Periano
 
Julie Peirano is a lifestyle writer based in Telluride, Colorado. When she’s not typing away about travel and trending news, Julie loves exploring the Southwest by way of rafting, camping, and skiing — and dancing, of course.

 

Visit Telluride/Ryan Bonneau

TELLURIDE BECOME MORE EPIC!

TELLURIDE BECOME MORE EPIC!

 

While worries swirl around the tiny town of Telluride about lack of snow this season Bill Jensen, the CEO of Telluride Ski Resort,
 
lays to rest the negative rumors and reveals his epic plan for the next season:
 

CEO Bill Jensen Addresses Telluride Rumors * Telluride Magazine

Telluride’s rumor mill spins fast and furious in this small town, but ski resort CEO Bill Jensen spoke this week to quash the speculation. No, the resort is not shutting down because of warm weather. The resort still has water to make snow, and snowmaking will continue until Feb.

TELLURIDE SKI MOUNTAIN: Nearly 2 feet in 5 days and 11″ in 48 hours

TELLURIDE SKI MOUNTAIN: Nearly 2 feet in 5 days and 11″ in 48 hours

 

NEW TERRAIN TO OPEN SOON!
 
For all you powder lovers out there, here are some incredible powder turns from our photo shoot
with Wagner Custom Skis and Brett Schreckengost.
 
Watch our snow report, by CLICKING HERE, for terrain expansion updates.
 

Powder Thursday

Nearly 2 feet in 5 days and 15″ in 48 hours, offered incredible powder turns for our photo shoot with Wagner Custom Skis and Brett Schreckengost. Watch our snow report, http://tel.ski/snow, for terrain expansion updates.

BootDoctors & Christy Sports Join Powerful Forces

BootDoctors & Christy Sports Join Powerful Forces

 

With shared common core values as family-based operations, BootDoctors and Christy Sports
collectively provide quality products and exceptional customer service.

 
“We’ve been looking to grow our presence in Telluride, and we’re also excited to have the opportunity to enter into Taos,” stated Patrick O’Winter, Christy Sports Chairman.
“Acquiring BootDoctors with its well-established brand reputation is the perfect way to expand in these key Rocky resorts.”
 
Read the full story below from TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.

 

Christy Sports Acquires BootDoctors

Christy Sports LLC, one of the largest winter sports specialty retailers in the nation, today announced its most recent acquisition BootDoctors, a specialty retailer of ski, snowboard and bike products and services, which currently operates out of three locations in Telluride, Colorado and two locations in Taos, New Mexico.

Does it feel like Summer is slipping away? FEAR NOT!

Does it feel like Summer is slipping away? FEAR NOT!

  

There’s plenty of daylight left for you to explore,

enjoy and invigorate your self.

Colorado offers many wonderful challenges and opportunities to maximize your outdoor experience.

 

If you feel a crick in your neck when you look up at the tops of the mountains in Colorado, there’s a good reason.

Colorado has the most peaks over 14,000 feet of any state of our nation. 58 in total, a number that is debated but is the official count by the Colorado Geological Survey.

Others claim 53. But who’s counting? Perhaps the number most important to you is the number you have or will summit in your lifetime.

If this is your first attempt to tackle a big climb, perhaps you might adhere to the advice from the Coloradan, on the top beginner 14ers.

 

Or maybe you are in the elite class of highly trained athletes looking to break records.

Here is the account of Andrew Hamilton, speed climber’s jaw-dropping expedition to climb all 58 peaks in record time.

READ FULL STORY HERE!

Check out the diverse Summer happenings in Telluride Colorado.

Here you can combine walks or bike rides in the wildflower laden high country with festivals of music, art, film, wine, food or mushrooms!

 

Also, be sure to plan some fun thing to do this Fall in Telluride.

Come on out and play! We are here to help you have the time of your life in Telluride and Taos.

The friendly folks at BootDoctors!

 

TRAIL ETIQUETTE: Be Present, Be Cool, Be Courteous

TRAIL ETIQUETTE: Be Present, Be Cool, Be Courteous

 

Although we may all have different goals while on the trails,
we share similar reasons for being there.

Exercise, training, headspace, inspiration, or connecting with friends and family.
And for all of us to be safe and have fun on Telluride’s endless trails, it’s important we follow the same rules.
 
Check out the full article below from TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.
 

The BootDoctors: Trail Etiquette: Be Present, Be Cool, Be Courteous

“The (Boot)Doctor is in the House” is a series from beloved family-owned and operated outdoor retailer BootDoctors to share the power of mountain life: adventure, style, gear, and community. Here the good guys always get to ski powder and bag summits and the sunset is always spectacular.

PHOTO CREDIT: Melissa Plantz Photography